Welcome to Pre-Prep

The Pre-Prep School comprises of Transition, Foundation, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. The department is a vibrant learning environment utilising wonderful outdoor facilities alongside extended and refurbished Foundation and Reception classrooms.

Children within the Department are aged between two and seven years and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 curriculums.The department has a simple philosophy: that the first years of a child’s education are the most important, and that each child deserves to gain the most from this time.

Located on the same site as the Prep School, Pre-Prep makes use of all our excellent co-located facilities to provide the best possible foundations for a successful school life.The main point of entry for most children is Transition (2+), however we focus at every stage on preparing your child for their next steps through the Prep School and beyond.

All of our highly qualified staff focus on providing exceptional pastoral care to your child – our nurturing and supportive environment is a hallmark of Hallfield.

Our focus on helping your child excel in all areas is reflected in our broad cross-curricular activities.From music to ballet and Spanish to football, your child will be given a range of opportunities beyond the classroom. Pre-Prep is in all ways the ideal start in school life for your child.

Daily Routine

EYFS - Transition

8 - 8.30Breakfast
8 - 9Free-Play Activites
9 - 9.45Group time/focussed activities which are planned by group leaders
*These may link to any of the seven areas of learning
9.45 – 10.15Free choice activities including music/library visits
10.15 - 10.45Morning snack time
10.30 - 10.45Planned physical activity
10.45 - 11.30Group time/focussed activities which are planned by group leaders<
*These may link to any of the seven areas of learningh
11.30 - 12.15Lunch
12.15 – 12.30Free choice activities
12.30 - 13:30Free choice activities/focussed activities
13.30 - 13.45Afternoon snack time
13.45 - 14.55Group time/focussed activities which are planned by group leaders
*These may link to any of the seven areas of learning
15.00Dismissal/ Aftercare
15.20 - 15.30After Care refreshments

EYFS – Foundation & Reception

8.30Pupils to Class Room
8.45End of Registration (Pupils late after this time)
8.50 - 9.10Form Period (Mon) Assembly (Tue –Fri) – from 1 September 2015
9.15 – 11.30Focused Activity Time – free-flow using the indoor and outdoor environment
11.30 – 12.15Lunch
12.15 - 13.15Focused Activity Time – free-flow using the indoor and outdoor environment
13.15 - 14.00Playtime
14.00 - 15.00Focused Activity Time – free-flow using the indoor and outdoor environment
15.05Home Time (or After Care) dismissal from Class Rooms
15.00 - 16.00Clubs & Activities (or After Care)
15.20 - 15.30After Care refreshments
18.00After Care finishes – School closed

Year 1 to Year 2

8.30Pupils to Class Room
8.45End of Registration (Pupils late after this time)
8.50 - 9.10Form Period (Mon) Assembly (Tue –Fri) – from 1 September 2015
9.15 - 10.15Lesson 1 (1a 9.15-9.45) (1b 9.45-10.45)
10.15 - 10.40Morning Break – Class Teachers collect class from the playground
10.45 - 11.45Lesson 2 (2a 10.45-11.15) (2b 11.15-11.45)
11.45 - 13.00Lunchtime and Playtime as per timetable
13.00Return to Class Rooms
13.05 - 14.05Lesson 3 (3a 13.05-13.35) (3b 13.35-14.05)
14.05 - 15.05Lesson 4 (4a 14.05-14.35) (4b 14.35-15.05)
15.05 - 15.20Years 1 & 2 Story Time and Form Time
15.20 - 15.30Years 1 & 2 taken to the hut for dismissal (some children stay for Clubs & After Care)
15.30 - 15.45After Care refreshments
15.30 - 16.30Clubs & Activities (or After Care)
18.00After Care finishes – School closed