Packed Lunches, Snacks and Drinks
Children are able to choose to bring their own packed lunch. These are eaten in the hall with children having school lunch. If your child has a packed lunch, please don’t give them too much food! Often, children have so much in their lunchbox that it takes them a long time to eat it all, or they leave the more healthy items and concentrate on the treats. We do keep an eye on what children are eating and leaving, and anything uneaten will come back home in their lunchbox so you can see what they have had.
If you know your child is a slow eater, please only put in the items that you really want them to eat!
Please pack a drink with your child’s lunch as they often forget to bring their water bottle with them.
Please make sure that absolutely no food contains nuts of any kind. Please check the labels of cereal bars specifically. We have children with life threatening nut allergies so it is really important we all ensure we keep the school as ‘nut free’ as possible.
Snacks at Playtime
EYFS and Key Stage 1 pupils are provided with a piece of free fruit every day as part of the government’s Fruit for Schools scheme. There is usually a choice, but we have no control over what type of fruit is delivered.
Children can bring in other snacks to have at playtime, but these must be healthy snacks (no crisps, chocolate related items or sweets please), and please make sure that absolutely no food contains nuts of any kind. Please check the labels of cereal bars specifically. We have children with life threatening nut allergies so it is really important we all ensure we keep the school as ‘nut free’ as possible.
Drinks Throughout the Day
Please could you ensure that your child brings in their own water bottle every day. Children can have these in the classroom and are able to drink throughout the day, in accordance with class routines. Please ensure that the bottle is a type that won’t spill if it is knocked over.
The content of the water bottles should be water. In exceptional circumstances, we can agree to a child having squash, eg if they need to be encouraged to drink for medical reasons. We are very grateful for parents supporting this rule, as it can cause a lot of upset amongst children if some have squash and others don’t.