Healthy Lunches

Lunchtime

This term lunchtimes will be staggered so that only one year group eating at a time:

11.50-12.15am Y1  (Hall), Y2 (Gym)

12.20-12.45pm – Y3  (Hall), Y4 (Gym)

12.50-1.10pm – Y5 (Gym), Y6 (Hall)

Children will be seated 1 meter apart. All children will wash their hands before and after lunch.

These are our current menus. Menus normally work on a two rotation:

MENU Week 1, Term 1 – Sept-Oct 2020

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MENU Week 2, Term 1 – Sept-Oct 2020

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All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal.  This is a decision by the Government and is called Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM).  UIFSM must be applied for when your child starts school; it is the same online application as income-based free school meals (please see below for link).

Hot lunches are provided in school by Colourful Catering who also provide food education to our children in the process of producing healthy, tasty food.  Colourful Catering use local and sustainable ingredients to create child friendly meals.  Children are taught cooking skills by the chefs in our new children’s kitchen and work regularly with them to develop our whole school menus.

We encourage parents to pay for the meals online in advance via http://www.schoolmoney.co.uk (click on the logo to take you straight there). The cost is currently £2.35 per day. 

 

Free School Meals

Parents claiming income support or job-seeker’s allowance which is income-based are encouraged to apply for free meals as receipt can mean further funding for the family and the school.  Please follow this link to apply: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/school-transport-and-free-school-meals/apply-for-free-school-meals/

Lunches are ordered daily at morning registration. Children can sit anywhere in the hall.  There are two hot choices each day.  Salad, fruit and water is served with meals. 

Healthy Packed Lunches

If your child would prefer, they can bring their own healthy packed lunch and drink in a named and sealed container. Children can combine lunch packs on some days, school dinners on others. We do request that packed lunches do not contain fizzy drinks, bars of chocolate or sweets. For some great tips and inspiration for healthy lunch boxes, have a look at these sites:

NHS Choices: Change 4 Life Healthy Lunch Box Ideas
BBC Good Food Lunchbox ideas
Net Mums Lunchbox ideas
Good to Know – 30 ideas

All children are supervised by lunchtime supervisors both whilst eating their lunch and afterwards in the playground. During wet playtimes children are supervised in their classrooms and can choose from a selection of games generously provided by the PTFA. If children wish to go outside on a wet day and have wet weather gear in school, then this is arranged.