School Meals at St Michael's School
School Meals 2018 - 2019
The cost of a hot school meals is £2.20 per day for KS2 children, and free for KS1 children and children who are entitled to pupil premium.
In addition, we will be offering a 'Pick & Mix' packed lunch option which will be available to KS2 children, including those pupils who are entitled to free school meals. KS2 children will be able to eat their Pick & Mix meal outside on dry/warm days with children eating their own packed lunches.
The cost for the 'Pick and Mix' meal will be the same as a hot meal, £2.20, which can be paid for in the usual way. This service will be available daily .
The pupils will inform their teacher at morning registration if they will be choosing a hot meal or 'Pick & Mix'. It will not be available for children who arrive after the register has been taken. At lunch those who have chosen the 'Pick & Mix' will go to a separate counter, where they will be able to choose one item from each of 5 trays to put in a lunch bag, which we will provide.
15/03/19 - Red Nose Day
Menu Term 4
03.04.19 - Easter Menu change
07/03/19 - World Book Day Menu change
Menu Term 3
05/02/19 - Chinese New Year Menu
17/01/19 - Census Menu Theme Day
14/12/18 - Christmas Lunch
22/11/18 - Menu Change - Pirate Theme Day
26/10/18 - Menu Change - Spooky Lunch
04/09/18 - Menu Change - Census Theme Day
13/09/18 - Menu change - Harvest Theme Day
Government packed lunch advice
The UK government produced packed lunch guidance to support the implementation of new school food standards for school lunches and ensure that all children benefit from eating quality food during the school day.
The guidelines are:
- One portion of fruit and one portion of vegetable or salad every day to be included in packed lunches
- Meat, fish or another source of non-dairy protein should be included every day. Non dairy sources of protein include lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, hummus, peanut butter and falafel
- An oily fish, such as salmon, should be included at least once every three weeks
- A starchy food, such as bread or pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or other cereals, should be included every day
- A dairy food, such as semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais or custard should be included every day
- Free, fresh drinking water should be available at all times
- Include only water, still or sparkling, fruit juice, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, yoghurt or milk drinks and smoothies
- Snacks such as crisps should not be included. Instead, include nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruit (with no added salt, sugar or fat). Savoury crackers or breadsticks served with fruit, vegetables or dairy food are also a good choice
- Confectionery such as chocolate bars, chocolate-coated biscuits and sweets should not be included. Cakes and biscuits are allowed but these should be part of a balanced meal
- Meat products such as sausage rolls, individual pies corned meat and sausages / chipolatas should be included only occasionally.
Food and Drink in School
St Michael's is a Healthy School, which is reflected in our policy on food and drink in school. We have a whole-school food plan: please click here to access this plan.
Fruit Tuck and Sweets in School
St Michael's is a healthy school and offers fruit tuck at morning break free of charge for KS1 and 25p per item for children in KS2. Children can also bring their own fruit snack for breaktime, but not cakes, sweets or biscuits.
On Wednesdays KS2 children can purchase a Faitraid snack at break time. This is a Year 6 initiative where a small group of children take charge of buying and selling stock. Prices are 50p for Geobars and 70p for cookies. (subject to change)
Please do not send sweets or cakes in to school for birthdays or special occasions. Sweets will not be handed out in school.
Children are encouraged to bring a named water bottle in to school each day. Please no squash or other drinks.
Milk and Fruit in Key Stage 1
Free milk is only provided to 4 year olds and ends on the Monday following their fifth birthday. We do not currently offer milk to children who are over 5.
Children in Key Stage 1 all receive free fruit either before or after morning break. All children throughout the school may bring in fruit for breaktimes.
If you are eligible for Free School Meals and would like your child to be provided with milk, please contact the school office for details