Health and Wellbeing
All children in Year 1 are entitled to a free school meal. The meal provides at least two of the suggested five a day portions of fruit and vegetables and meets the Government’s food and nutrient based standards. A school meal consists of a main course, fruit based dessert, fresh milk and bread. There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that nutrition and a healthy diet boost children’s performance at school. A child sitting down with their friends to enjoy a hot meal also supports the development of interpersonal skills.
If you wish to opt out of the free school meals initiative, you can provide your child with a lunch box . Glass bottles, flasks and cans are not allowed. Plastic flasks or cartons are the most suitable drinks containers. Fizzy drinks, chocolate bars and sweets are not permitted.
We sometimes have children in the school with severe nut allergies. For this reason, no products containing nuts are permitted in school.
Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school to keep in class. Children are only permitted to have plain water in their drinks bottles. They are able to take drinks of water from this throughout the day. Juice, squash or flavoured water are not permitted.
Sickness, Accidents and Emergencies
Head lice are still, unfortunately, a problem in all schools. Please check your child’s head regularly and treat infections accordingly. You do not need to buy expensive treatments from the chemist – the best way to ensure that your child stays ‘head lice free’ is to use a good conditioner and nit comb every time that you wash their hair.