School Lunches/Snacks

Lunch time


Children may have their midday meal at school, or may bring a packed lunch from home.


School lunches.


In response to the change in the Government's food standards for school meals, Sheffield Local Authority introduced a new healthier menu in Primary schools. These new menus include more freshly prepared main courses and desserts, providing children with a choice of healthy, balanced meals including vegetarian options.  You can find out more about school meals and Sheffield's school caterer, Taylor Shaw, at their website:www.taylorshaw.com 



To ensure that all children get the meal of their choice each day, we operate a colour wristband preorder menu. During morning registration, children choose from the meal options available on the menu. Each child having a school dinner will be given a different coloured wrist band depending on which lunch option they have ordered. When your child arrives in the hall at lunch time, they will trade their wristband for their school meal. As the kitchen staff will have been given the precise number of each meal that has been ordered, when it comes to service, every child gets their chosen meal. This also helps to reduce school kitchen waste. A vegetarian option is available everyday, however if your child has specific dietary needs please contact our School office.



Payment of School Meals.


School dinners are charged at £2 per day/£10 per week. Dinner money must be brought in on a Monday morning for all of the week or part week or day that you would like them to have a school meal. Cash in £10 notes or multiples of £10 are accepted but change is not given until the end of the academic year. Cheques need to made payable to 'Sheffield City Council'  and can be paid for in advance termly, half termly or weekly with any credits carried over to the following term. Please ensure your payment is sent to school in a sealed envelope or purse and is clearly labelled with your child's name and class. We are unable to order your child a School meal without receiving payment first, except in an emergency and the money should be sent the following day.


Free School Meals are available for any child, whose parents receive Income Related Employment and Support Allowance, Guaranteed Element of State Pension credit, Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, Job Seekers Allowance or Child Tax Credit with NO Working Tax credit. Please enquire at the school office for an application form.



Packed lunches


If you prefer, your child may bring a healthy packed lunch from home. Please do not send your child with fizzy drinks, chocolate bars or sweets. Sandwich boxes are stored on class trolleys in the dinning hall to ensure safe keeping and to prevent children returning to the classrooms unsupervised at lunchtime. Please ensure that everything is clearly labelled.  Please note, we do not have refrigeration facilities in school for storing packed lunches during hot weather, so bear this in mind when choosing suitable foods. 


Lunch time is an extremely busy and efficiently run part of the day in which there is a lot of movement and play supervised by lunchtime supervisors and either the Headteacher or the Assistant Headteacher.


Water


Children are provided with drinking water at lunch time and a water cooler is freely available for children to refill their own named water bottle brought in from home. Their water bottles are then kept in the classroom for easy access. Please don't send your child with a water bottle filled with juice or fizzy drinks.


Healthy snacks


Children may bring a healthy snack to school for their morning break, As we promote a healthy lifestyle, we ask that children do not bring sweets, chocolate bars or fizzy drinks to school. Fruit, dried fruit, yogurts, cheese and health bars are all classed as healthy, however, please check the sugar levels in some cereal bars as sometimes it is very high.


Tuck Shop


Children volunteers run our tuck shop where most days we will have on sale a variety of fruit, raisins, yoghurts, cheese strings and health bars. Prices range from 15p to 50p.



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Mrs Pearce,
24 Nov 2016, 22:29