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Play times and Lunch Times

Play times


During break children in Key Stage 2 may choose to bring a snack to eat. Please can we ask you send in a healthy snack such as fruit or cereal bars. Children in the Foundation class and Key Stage 1 will be offered a piece of fruit each day thanks to the National fruit scheme. We hope that you will encourage your child to try the food available. We have three playgrounds and a large field for the children to use during playtimes and dinner times providing plenty of space for all. We hope to develop the site more fully over the coming years.


On hot days children are encouraged to bring a sunhat. On cold days they will need a coat even if they have come to school in the car.


Children are encouraged to bring a clean water bottle to school each day so that they have access to a drink throughout the day. This is kept in the classroom. Water bottles should be labeled with the child’s name. As they are kept on desks, only water not juice is allowed.
Our Early Years children play in an enclosed area, where they are able to enjoy playing with scooters, trikes, small equipment and in the play house.


Key Stage One children have access to a large playground and part of the field. They have a train, skipping ropes, balls, quoits and beanbags to play with. They are encouraged to join in traditional games such as Hopscotch, “What’s the time Mr Wolf” and “The Farmers in his den”. They also have a quiet seating area.


Key Stage Two children have access to a quiet playground with benches and picnic tables, the main playground and part of the field. Football is always popular and a designated area is set aside for this purpose. They have a ball wall, basketball nets, tyre park and football table to play with as well as small playing equipment.

 

Lunchtime arrangements


Dinners are eaten in the school Hall where both children eating meals and sandwiches dine together. Our Midday team of four dining supervisors supervise the lunchtime period.
The local Authority provides excellent cooked meals and we offer a pre order system, allowing parents and children to choose the meals together. Dinners should be paid for on the first day of the week. Please send money in an envelope clearly labelled with your child’s name, class and amount being paid, cheques should be made payable to Leicestershire County Council not to the school. A week’s notice is required for any change from sandwiches to dinners and vice versa. Current prices are available form the school office.

 

Pupils whose parents are in receipt of DSS Income Support or Job seekers allowance are entitled to free school meals. Please call at the office to complete the necessary forms.

 

Children bringing a packed lunch should do so in a separate container/ box which will be stored in the cloakroom. All drinks should be in an unbreakable bottle and no fizzy drinks are allowed.


Staff on duty will encourage children to eat but will not force children to eat all of their food. Please contact school if you have any concerns about your child’s lunch.