A Typical Day at Primary School

Time Hours
1. Period
2. Period
Snack & Recess
3. Period
4. Period
Braek Time
5. Period
6. Period
7. Period
After School Programmes

Hello and welcome to the MIST Primary School. We would like to tell you how we spend a day at school and the activities we do here.

We arrive at school after 8 a.m. in the morning. Some of us come with parents, some on their own, and others with a teacher on the school bus. There is always a teacher that welcomes and supervises us at the school yard and reminds us to change into our indoor shoes.

We line up at the playground at 8:20, show good manners and listen to the teachers for announcements. We can ask questions if we have any.

Regular classes start at 08:30 a.m. as two 40-minute-periods with a short break in between. We have a snack recess after the second period. Most of us enjoy a snack from home and some of us think we can survive on just lunch. Our school asks the students at Key Stage 1 to have a snack and it is only the rest of us that have the liberty to choose whether to bring snack or not.

After another two periods, with a 5-minute-break in between them, and a 45-minute lunch break follows at 12:25. We eat our lunches that we bring from home; it is good to ask your mom to prepare food you like really. We take the rest of our time to enjoy running, jumping and playing with friends at the school yard.

One luxury we have here at MIST is access to a number of specialist teachers and facilities to teach the subjects of Maths, Science, Music, Arts and Design, PE (for Grades 3-6), and ICT. This both gives our homeroom teachers a break for planning and relaxation and us to enjoy learning from different teachers in specially designed classrooms.

We do a quick line up before the last three periods  where we need to study. Time passes quickly and we finish a regular day with a short afternoon meeting between 3 p.m. and 3:15. Then we are dismissed by our teachers either to another teacher for After School Activities (or supervision when there is no ASP), or to return home.

Between 3:30 and 4:15, we have After School Programs: Something we look forward to on certain days! Our teachers organize enjoyable extracurricular activities which we love having with students from other classes. We have a number of ASP options to choose among; some of us want to do sports activities where some others choose arts, music, language or environment related programs. Bus riders, however, are required to join an ASP as the school is unable to provide extra supervision for them.

Well, it has been a long day and we leave the school at 4:20 but only to gain more energy at home to spend on another enjoyable day at school!

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