Please take a look at the newsletter, or below, for changes to the menu this week… And have a read towards the bottom about our expectations regarding packed lunches, drinks, snacks and treats in school.

  • Monday  
    • Keri’s Chicken Curry
    • Veggie Risotto
    • JP & Beans
    • Tuna Roll
  • Tuesday
    • Spaghetti Bolognese
    • Veggie Chilli
    • JP & Tuna
    • Cheese Roll
  • Wednesday
    • Chicken Pie
    • Ratatouille Bake
    • NO JP’s today
    • Egg Roll
  • Thursday
    • Macaroni Cheese
    • Veggie Sausage Roll
    • JP&Beans
    • Ham Roll
  • Friday
    • Battered Fish
    • Quorn Nuggets
    • JP & Cheese
    • Marmite Roll

Packed Lunches in Key Stage 2 (Classes 3 and 4)

Children may bring in packed lunches for lunch time.  We ask that you consider healthy eating when making lunch choices.  Healthy snacks are allowed but please no chocolate, fizzy drinks or heavily salted snacks.  We also ask you to consider the environmental impact of pre-packed products.

Children in Key Stage 1 (Classes 1 and 2) are provided with a free school meal each day – the menu options contain packed lunch style meals as well as hot food.  We encourage all families to utilise the school meals however appreciate that some children may wish to bring in their own packed lunch.

School Trips

Children in Class 1 and 2 will be provided with a packed lunch when they are away on school trips.  Choices will typically be selected a few days beforehand.  These lunches are prepared in line with the same nutritional guidelines as our daily school dinners.  Where we provide cookies these are baked in school using low sugar recipes, we offer small portions of dried fruit as a snack and we offer a range of filled roll options.

Playtime Snacks

Through a government scheme, children in Class 1 and 2 are provided with a piece of fresh fruit or veg every day. We encourage children in Classes 3 and 4 to bring healthy snacks for their playtime.  We consider this to be pieces of fruit or veg like the younger children – please don’t pack chocolate, biscuits, sweets or crisps.

Drinking Water

Children are encouraged to bring a bottle of water to school and to drink through the school day.  They should be brought home daily for a clean and re-fill.  We don’t allow juices, squash or flavoured water in the drinking bottles according to advice given by the School Nurse team. They aren’t good for the teeth and we’ve found that children also end up having mouldy bottles where they’ve left them for too long!  The water in the classrooms is safe to drink.

Rewards and Treats

We don’t use food as incentives or rewards.  We do somethings share treats at celebration times.  In particular we mark birthdays with a cupcake for the birthday boy or girl which is offered instead of a pudding at lunch time.  We ask that children do not come into school with sweets or treats on their birthday or as part of school trips as we believe that the school menus offered provide a sufficiently rounded meal for all children and we do not wish to promote excessive sugar consumption in the classroom.