the school day
The Bucklebury Child
Balanced in mind, body and spirit
so that they are
Capable * Confident * Curious
Relationships - Our Community Code
At Bucklebury, inspired by our mission statement and the Gospel of John,
we aim to build community by showing ‘Best Bucklebury Behaviour’;
- Communicate respectfully
- Play safely and fairly
- Respect and care for property, each other and the environment
- Move sensibly and safely
- Solve problems peacefully
Hedgehog Class (EYFS)
Squirrel Class (Y1)
Woodpecker Class (Y2/3)
Fox Class (Y3/4)
Deer Class (Y5/6)
Sycamore – blue
Oak – green
Beech – red
Willow – yellow
Pupils may earn smilies for good work, good effort or other positive behaviour. One smiley equals 1 housepoint.
House points are totalled each week and house captains read the totals in celebration assembly on a Friday morning. A cup is presented to the house with the highest total at the end of each term.
The houses compete against each other at the annual sports day.
The School Day
Doors open at 8.40am.
Lessons end at 3.15pm.
There are a range of co-curricular opportunities across the school week both before and after school.
Our School Council has representatives from each year group within school and meets every two weeks. Class representatives are responsible for raising any class issues at School Council meetings, when appropriate.
The School Council has a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Press Officer and is overseen by Mrs Down. Year 6 representatives remain on the School Council for a year. All other representatives are re-elected each term. Pupils may only be a representative once in any year group.
(As discussed at a staff meeting, School Council and School Forum).
Snacks that are permitted
Raisins or other dried fruit
Plain biscuits, e.g. Rich Tea,Digestives
Snacks that are not permitted
Nuts of any kind (due to children with allergies)
Biscuits with jam, e.g. Jammy Dodgers
Chocolate of any kind
Processed fruit, e.g. Fruit Strings
Crisps/Pringles/Cheddars/Monster Munch etc.
Lunch boxes can include 'treat' items (max 2) to be eaten in the dining hall as part of lunch.
Each year pupils choose a charity to support. In addition to a number of events to raise awareness and donations for the chosen cause, pupils also support other issues.
The curriculum, collective worship and theme days are used to help pupils identify courageous advocates in our society locally, nationally and globally.
Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting