All meals are cooked fresh each day, using the best ingredients and freshest produce. Portion sizes will be appropriate to each child’s age/size. We have used the feedback from the children and come up with new menus which will run on a four week rota. We will from time to time have ‘Special Days’ and eventually hope to introduce a homemade soup and roll option, Panini and toasted sandwich days – we will let you know about these via the weekly newsletter.
Our menus will be reviewed regularly and hopefully with feedback from the children, we can establish healthy, tasty meal options that the children will enjoy eating. Please encourage your child to let us know if there is something they have loved or something they disliked.
Meals at Crossgates
At lunch-time, children have three options:-
1. Home for lunch
Parents should remember that our lunchtime supervisors are not there to supervise children who go home for lunch. When returning from home children should arrive at school just before the start of the afternoon session.
2. School Meals
Children have a choice of main courses including a “butty box” type option including a sandwich and salad bar and a choice of sweets, including fruit. All our menu's are in line with National Food standards for schools.
All meals will be cooked fresh each day, using the best ingredients and freshest produce. Portion sizes are appropriate to each child’s age/size. We will have a homemade soup and roll option, Panini and toasted sandwich days and from time to time, ‘Special Themed Days’. We will be continuing to hold ‘family lunch’ days when you can come along and try our menus with your child.
We like children who are having school meals to stay for a complete week.
School meals will cost £2.10 per day - £10.50 per week. Children are served water or juice with their meal.
Universal Free School Meals
All Reception, Year 1 and 2 children will qualify for Free School Meals. However, if your child is currently in receipt of Free School Meals, you must renew your application as normal ready for September; all other children will qualify automatically.
Our menus run on a four week cycle.
|Week 1 menus||Week 2 menus||Week 3 menus||Week 4 menus|
|27th November 2017||4th December 2017||11th December 2017||20th November 2017|
|1st January 2018||8th January 2018||15th January 2018||18th December 2017|
|29th January 2018||5th February 2018||19th February 2018||22nd January 2018|
|5th March 2018||12th March 2018||19th March 2018||26th February 2018|
|26th March 2018|
Please click on the links below to view the menus:
3. Healthy Packed Lunch - from home
Please use plastic containers (not bottles). We prefer children to drink from a cup or through a straw (not straight from a bottle). Please ensure packed lunches are healthy. Fizzy drinks and sweets are not allowed in school. A small chocolate bar is appropriate for lunchtime.
If your child stays at school for a school meal or a packed lunch then she/he will dine in the school hall with other children from the class and with children from three other classes. Children sit a table with their friends, including children who may be older and younger. Children chat, find out about each other and learn to care for each other.
The children are supervised by lunchtime supervisors and teachers.
Milk and fruit is available to our youngest children (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) free of charge. We encourage all children to bring fruit to school for a snack during the day.
Last year family lunches were very popular in school. I have arranged some new dates with our kitchen staff for each class to have lunch with their parents, grandparents or child minders.
|Thursday 11th January||Owls||Week 2|
|Thursday 18th January||Eagles||Week 3|
|Thursday 25th January||Falcons||Week 4|
|Thursday 1st February||Kestrels||Week 1|
|Thursday 8th February||Goldfinch||Week 2|
|hursday 22nd February||Rosefinch||Week 3|
|Thursday 1st March||Greenfinch||Week 4|
|Thursday 8th March||Sparrows||Week 1|
|Thursday 15th March||Wrens||Week 2|
|Thursday 22nd March||Robins||Week 3|
Please click the links above to view the menu choices.
If you would like to take part please complete the form (spare copies can be found in the front entrance) and send £2.50 for each adult and £2.10 for your child in an envelope marked ‘family lunch’ (if your child is receipt of Universal Free School meals or Free School Meals, you do not have to pay for them).
The lunch will begin at 11:30. Please sign in at the office, collect your child or children and enjoy your lunch. If you have more than one child in school, they may also join you for lunch – siblings only please. Please DO NOT arrive before 11.30am as we cannot let you in school before this time.
For safeguarding reasons, it is really important that you leave through the main entrance door after your lunch and don’t walk around school. Your child will then go out to play as normal. Mobile phones must not be used in school – thank you.