Lunchtime is between 12.00pm and 1.10pm and varies in duration according to class. Children may have a school meal or bring a packed lunch.
Lunch is prepared off site and delivered to school. There is a healthy main dish with fruit available as an alternative to pudding. Should you wish your child to stay for lunch they should bring the money for the whole week on the first day of attendance, usually on a Monday. For safety, please enclose the money in an envelope marked with your child’s name and class. The cost of a meal is currently £2.25 per day or £11.25 a week. (Envelopes are available from the school office).
Free School Meals
If your child is eligible to free school meals please inform Mrs Standen, Office Manager, who will be able to help you with your claim. All enquiries are treated in confidence.
From September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be able to have a free school meal.
If you would prefer to send your child to school with a packed lunch, would you please help us by ensuring that all sandwich boxes are clearly labelled with your child’s name and class.
Senacre Wood is a ‘healthy school’ therefore canned or fizzy drinks, packets of sweets and chocolate bars are not permitted.
Each time, pupils from each class are identified for showing excellent manners whilst eating their lunch. These pupils are then picked from a hat and their parents are invited to attend lunch! On Wednesday 30th October, we had our first fine diners of the year. Here is what parents had to say:
"Lovely – Food was great and a nice thing to do for the kids. Thank You!" Year 2 Parent
"I enjoyed my lunch with Kieran today, a lovely idea!" Year 6 Parent
"Really enjoyed Fine Diners. Thank you for having us, it was lovely." Year 4 Auntie
"Such a lovely idea – really enjoyed sharing my lunch with Elliot! There was also a lovely Veggie option!" Year 1 Parent
"Thank you for lunch, it was really nice to spend it with Ella, lovely food." Year R Parent
On Wednesday 13 November, the parents of Oak Class were invited to come in to school to share the lunch experience with their child. They were served a delicious meal of roast pork, roast potatoes, vegetables, gravy and a scrumptious pudding. There was a vegetarian option of a roasted vegetable Wellington with all the trimmings as well.
“Thank you for encouraging Beth. Lovely to see all of the children with good table manners.”
“It was lovely to be given an opportunity to join Ollie for lunch.”
“Dinner was lovely and it was great to see what he eats.”
“Lunch was lovely. This was a great idea & it was so nice to see Iohla happy. You’re all doing a fantastic job.”
Morning snacks taken during the first break should consist of a piece of fruit or dried fruit.
Packets of sweets, chocolate, and especially chewing gum are strictly forbidden.
Children in Key Stage One receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day, through the Government’s Fruit and Vegetable Programme.
Milk is available and free to four year olds. Details of how this can be obtained and weekly costs once your child is five are available from the school office.