At Willesborough Infant School all children are entitled to a free dinner.
This is because the government pays for every child in Reception, Year One and Year Two to have a 'Universal Free School Meal'.
About 75% of our children choose to have a school dinner. Children are served a healthy main course including a range of self-serve salad options, after which the children can choose to have the day's dessert, a piece of fruit or a yogurt. The school dinner menu is wide and varied. The children are supplied with the menu at the beginning of each new term. The school kitchen will cater for children on dairy or gluten free diets, vegetarians and children who follow religious dietary practices.
Other children bring in a packed lunch. We ask that parents support the schools healthy eating ethos by providing a well balanced packed lunch without fizzy drinks or items with high sugar or fat content. Some of our children suffer from nut allergies and because of this we are a 'nut free school'. We ask that parents do not provide food items containing nuts in their child’s packed lunch.
Autumn 2019 Dinner Menu:
PLEASE NOTE: We do not serve jacket potato as an option.
Children are served a main course and then select their own accompaniments from a healthy choice.
Children will eat their lunch in the hall, either in the first sitting from
11:55am or the second sitting starting at 12:30pm.
Children having school dinners and packed lunch sit together along the tables. Children having school dinners collect it from the serving hatch before being seated. Midday leaders support the children to cut up their food, use their cutlery and encourage the children to eat as much of their dinner as possible. Once the children have finished their lunch they are able to go onto the playground or join a club. Children in the second sitting will have had opportunities to attend a club or play on the playground before eating their lunch.
All our children enjoy a healthy snack time every day.
Free fruit and vegetables are offered to all of our children.
Alongside this, the children also have their bottle of milk or water.
This provides a nutritional boost and keeps children hydrated between breakfast and lunch, helping them to concentrate and learn.
Snack Time at Willesborough Infant School is personal, interactive and purposeful. We give our children opportunities to socialise with their peers and develop their communication skills. As part of their snack time, children in year one and two have the opportunity to participate in playground games and even generate their own. In reception the children have ample opportunities to play outside in child initiated sessions.
Lunch time clubs
We offer a range of lunch time clubs that our children can choose to attend.
This club takes place in the library. The children have the opportunity to read a book in a cosy corner, listen to a much-loved story with a grown-up or play a range of English games.
A teacher is based in the Communication Station each day. Children are invited to the Communication Station to read to one of the teachers, play a range of English based learning games or relax and read a book in a cosy corner.
Sports Club takes place during lunch times and is led by a Sports Coach. It is an active multi-skills club which is full of excitement and pace!
Playground Games and Equipment
The Midday Leaders set up a range of fun and exciting games on the playground which the children can choose to play. They learn how to take turns and safely use a range of equipment.
During lunchtime, the Reception children use two of their outdoor areas, the Park and the Corral.
Cool Milk is the UK’s leading school milk supplier, working in partnership with local authorities and early years groups to supply free and subsidised school milk to children in pre-schools, nurseries and primary schools.
Milk contains nearly all the vitamins and nutrients of importance to humans, including over half of a child’s RDA of calcium vital to help build strong and healthy teeth and bones; and childhood provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to build these strong.
School milk is excellent as a mid-morning drink. It provides a nutritional boost and keeps children hydrated between breakfast and lunch, helping them to concentrate and learn.
As part of a government directive to ensure that all children in the UK receive the nutrients that milk provides, children under the age of 5 are entitled to one free 189ml portion of milk per day at school. This cost is funded by the UK government.
If you haven’t registered before you will need to create a parent account;
Just visit www.coolmilk.com/register.
You will then need to add your child(ren) to the account. If you already have an account, log in to your account at www.customers.coolmilk.com/manage/parent and you can add additional children.
Schools must now provide free milk for children entitled to benefits-based free school meals. If you feel that your child is entitled to free mid-morning milk, please contact our school office directly to request they register your child with Cool Milk – the school must add the child to their Cool Milk account you cannot do this on their behalf.
If you would like to cancel your child’s milk and you are paying for it then please email ‘Cool Milk’ at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will close your account and issue any appropriate refund.