Our school day starts when the bell rings at 8.50am. All our children line up in their class lines on their playground and follow their Teacher to their classroom. Any children arriving to school after the bell has gone need to be signed in at the school office.
Both the attendance and dinner registers are taken in the morning and the kitchen are advised of the meal choices the children have made. Two register monitors will then take the class tray to the office and then collect the relevant meal bands from the kitchen. The lunch menu from April 2016 to October 2016 can be found at the link below:
Each Wednesday our children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are sent home with a menu for the following week that should be returned by Friday. This gives parents the opportunity to discuss with their child what meal choices they would like at home. Since September 2014 these children in Reception to Year 2 have been eligible for free school meals under the Universal Free Meals scheme being funded by the government.
Our children in KS2 have play time in the morning and during the lunch break between 12 and 1pm. Our children in KS1 have play time in the morning and afternoon and during lunch time. Nursery and Reception children have access to outside all day and have no set playtime. Children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a fruit snack provided free by the government. During snack time children also have the option of having milk or water. Free milk is provided for nursery children and for those in receipt of certain benefits. Milk is also free to those children whose 5th birthday falls after the end of a term.
When children move into KS2 they no longer receive free fruit/vegetables snack provided by government funding, however we encourage them to bring in a healthy snack from home to eat mid-morning. This should be either be either a piece of fruit, some ready prepared vegetables or cubes of cheese in a named Tupperware container or wrapped in cling film/aluminium foil. May I also remind parents who send in packed lunches for their children that sweets and chocolate are not allowed. We have earned 'Hertfordshire's Healthy Schools Accreditation' and therefore it is important that we continue to encourage our children to lead healthy lifestyles and eat a healthy diet.
Please be aware that ours is a 'nut-free school'. We have children here with severe nut allergies and in the interest of their safety, nuts are not allowed either at play times as a snack or at lunchtimes as part of a packed lunch.
School finishes at 3.15pm.