Our school meals are the healthy option each day and are now FREE for all our children. They are delivered from our nearby Junior School and offer a well balanced hot meal, salad bar, bread, followed by a pudding, yoghurt or fruit. Cold drinks are provided and can include milk, juice or water. Every half term our Midday Supervisors select children to be a ‘Finer Diner’ which involves sitting at a specially decorated table, with a party bag provided and to have their meal with a specially chosen guest of honour! Sandwich children are also included in this event
We pride ourselves in promoting healthy lifestyles in school. All children need to have access to drinking water everyday. We have 2 water fountains in school, one in each building, but we prefer the children to have their own water bottles for better health and hygiene. The water is available throughout the day for children to have when they feel the need.
Everyday we have fresh fruit provided free of charge. We eat this before playtime. This ranges from apples, pears, satsumas to dried pineapple, raisins or even pea pods or strawberries, depending on the season and availability. We encourage children to try the fruit on offer.
We collect the peel and waste from our fruit to put in our compost bins.
We teach about healthy lifestyles as part of our curriculum, in Science as well as PSHE. We also link health to PE and active play. Everyday we start with a 10 minute warm up activity to get us going in the morning!
We have 2 PE lessons each week and have introduced swimming into our curriculum this year, via our sports funding. Each class goes swimming for a 10 week block over the course of the year.
We also offer active after school clubs.
The children in reception class take part in 15 minutes of physical literacy everyday to develop their core strength and stability, leading to improved co-ordination, pencil control and writing skills.
We have 2 apple trees in our EYFS area as well as a raised bed. Our new growing area is now up and running with new fruit trees and raised beds.
Children are learning about growing fruit and vegetables as part of our curriculum.