Education is free and compulsory for all children betweenthe ages of 5 - 16. Some children are educated at homerather than in school.Children normally start primary school at the age of four orfive, but many schools now have a reception year for fouryear olds.Children normally leave at the age of 11, moving on tosecondary school (High school).
What Grade / Year Group would I be in Britain ? Age England and Wales 1 Sept - 31 Aug School Key Stage Year Primary School or Infant 4-5 Reception - School 5-6 " KS1 Year 1 6-7 " " Year 2 Primary School or Junior 7-8 KS2 Year 3 School 8-9 " " Year 4 9-10 " " Year 510-11 " " Year 611-12 Secondary School KS3 Year 712-13 " " Year 813-14 " " Year 914-15 " KS4 Year 1015-16 " " Year 11
On what days do the children attend school? The children attend school from Monday to Friday, from 09:00 - 15:15. School holidays The main school holidays are: •Christmas- 2 weeks •Spring - 2 weeks •Summer - 6 weeks There are also one week holidays: •end of October •mid February •end of May
How long is a school day?School usually starts at nine oclock in the morning and finishes at aboutthree oclock in the afternoon. Most schools in Britain require their students towear a school uniform.This is an example of what you can find at an English school.09.00am Registration09.10am School Assembly. In assembly they sing songs, listen to a story,..09.30am Literacy Hour10.30am Break-time. . During break time, the children have a snack and playgames out doors10.45am Numeracy Hour11.45am Subject class12.15pm Lunch13.30pm Afternoon Registration13.35pm Classes14.45pm Break-time15.00pm Classes15.30pm End of school dayActual taught time as defined by Department of Education is 23.5 hoursweekly.
Most school in England require children to wear aschool uniform.BoysLong grey or black trousers (shorts may be worn in the Summer)White ShirtSchool tie (optional in most primary schools)Jumper or sweater with the school logo on. The colour is the choice of the schools.Black shoesGirlsAs above.Girls may wear skirtsDuring the summer term girls often wear summer school dresses.Why wear a Uniform?•When they go on a school trip they all look the same and so cant get lost.•Stops kids worrying about what to wear each day.•Everyone is equal.•Parents dont have to shop for expensive and varied wardrobes for their childrento keep up with or show-off to other children•Wearing a uniform instills a sense of pride and discipline in students
Lunch Time Lunch time is from 12 noon to 1:10 pm. In British schools, children can usually choose between a hot or cold dinner provided by the school or a packed lunch taken from home. Most children bring their own packed lunch. A packed lunch usually consists of sandwiches, fruit, a drink and a packet of crisps. Some children are entitled to a free school dinner, but most children pay for theirs. School lunches are priced at £1.60
What subjects do they learn?Subjects studied in Key Stage 2 (5 -11 year old):English, Mathematics, Science, InformationTechnology (Computers), Religious Education (RE),Design and Technology, History, Geography, Art,Music and Physical Education (PE).
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