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.
Spring 2019 Dinner Menu:
PLEASE NOTE: The menu for Tuesday of each week has been changed slightly. Below is an updated menu for the Spring Term:
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.
An EYFS Library Club
This club takes place in the EYFS 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 Literacy games.
An EYFS Outdoor Explorers Club
The Outdoor Explorers club is full of adventure! The children have the opportunity to play a range of games outside and further explore the EYFS outdoor areas.
Fun Club for the whole school
Fun Club takes place in the Pod and is full of creativity! The children have the opportunity to build inventions using a range of construction, play a variety of games and enjoy colouring or creating a range of pictures.
Scooter Club for KS1
Scooter club takes place on a Tuesday and Thursday in the corral. It is an active club where the children can practise their gross motor skills on scooters whilst having fun with their friends!
Playtime Pals for KS1
Playtime Pals enjoy being outside and being active! The club supports children in being able to play a range of games whilst working well with their peers. The games change on a regular basis and take place in a range of areas around the school.
Quiet Lunch Club for KS1
Quiet lunch club takes place in the Pod. It is full of children who enjoy having their packed lunch and a chat in a quiet environment with their friends.
Sports Club for KS1
Sports Club takes place every Monday lunch time and is led by an external Sports Coach. It is an active ball skills club which is full of excitement and pace!
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.