Eating together at school is an important part of the children’s social education. The meals are cooked on the premises, in our award-winning kitchen, and provide a nutritious midday meal. Alternatively, you may wish to provide your child with a healthy packed lunch, or take your child home for lunch.
The school employs various lunch supervisors, whose role is to provide the children with structured and enjoyable activities during the lunch hour, supporting the children with the development of important social skills. Our older children take part in the ‘Mini Leaders’ scheme to promote Healthy Living at lunchtimes. We encourage courtesy and good manners throughout lunch times, and children who display these qualities are chosen to be ‘Finer Diners’, and have their lunch with the Headteacher, other members of staff, Governors or special visitors. All our aged 4 to 7 are entitled to free school meals.
Fresh fruit is provided free of charge for the children in Reception, Years 1 and 2. This is shared between the children each morning during break time. Children in Years 3 to 6 can bring in to school a piece of fresh fruit, which can be eaten during morning break if they want to. The school also runs a Healthy Tuck shop to help the children learn economic values as well as make healthy choices. In light of this sweets, chewing gum or fizzy drinks are not allowed in school at any time.
Healthy School Award
We are a Healthy School and were awarded National Healthy Schools Status in Spring 2010. We celebrate Finer Dining, exercise and making healthy choices at all times. As a school we encourage all our children to drink water and take part in lots of exercise, including Tai Chi. The children are very welcome to keep their own water bottles in class.
The LEA’s page on school meals can be seen here and there is plenty of additional information including latest updates to their services, Free School Meals and downloadable documents such as the latest menus.
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