Today Cookery Club made pea and mint soup. Although they thought it didn't sound or look nice, the children were pleasantly surprised and everyone tried it (including Miss Thompson and Miss Coates who had some for their tea!) The children have learned that it is always important to try new types of food even if they think they won't like them because you just never know!
Change for Life club
Today Mr Toothill launched his first Change For Life lunchtime club. Children from KS1 & KS2 had lunch with Mr Toothill in the dining hall. Today they ate packed lunches but sometimes they will be having hot school meals. The children discussed their lunches and what makes a healthy meal. They thought about ideas for healthy snacks and that it is ok to have treats sometimes, but it is best if they are occasional and part of a balanced diet. Mr Toothill also taught the children about which foods we need to give us energy for exercise and learning. Next week the plan is to do some active games outside before eating lunch, as we know it is important to exercise as well as eating healthily.
New reception children
Today fourteen of our new reception children enjoyed their very first hot school meal in their newly decorated Early Years Dining Hall. They have their own dining space where they can sit with their friends and enjoy their lunch together. We have had very positive feedback from children and parents who are pleased that children having hot meals can sit with their classmates who are eating packed lunches.
Year 5 & 6 have been learning about lifecycles this term and are monitoring the germination process of seeds. They have planted sweetcorn, radishes, beetroot, tomatoes and cress. When the plants have developed they will be given to Ground Force to plant in the quad garden.
Last week we held a tasting evening for our new reception pupils and parents. The Farm Kitchen provided a variety of meals for parents, pupils and staff to taste. One of the highlights was a family being convinced that schools meals are brilliant and that from now on the children will be eating hot school meals.
We are delighted to announce that our reception pupils will be enjoying lunch in their own dining room from September so that children can have the opportunity to sit with their friends and enjoy a hot meal or a packed lunch.
Today we have an open afternoon in the children's centre to promote healthy eating and free school meals.