Lunchtimes at Peafield Lane
Children have a can choose whether to have a hot school dinner or bring a packed lunch. This choice can be made on a daily basis depending on what is on the menu. You just need to make sure your child knows what they are doing!
Paying for school meals is quite straightforward: you can pay online using your child’s Squid account or you can send cash into the school office and we will pass it on to SCS (NCC Schools Catering Service) for you. If your child is in Acorns (FS2) , Year 1 or Year 2 they will be entitled have their school dinners at no charge. Please see the leaflet for Universal Free School Meals above for more iformation, or speak to a member of staff.
Lunches are organised in ‘sittings’ whereby those children having a hot meal tend to eat first whilst others have a playtime, then, as they finish the packed lunch children come in to have their meals.
We operate a ‘family service’ system which promotes responsibility amongst our oldest children and encourages conversation around the table. Midday staff circulate to ensure children act responsibly towards each other, that they have a good, standard sized potion of food and that table manners are at their best. Children are taught to use knives and forks properly.
Once outside children are given a wide range of activities to choose from: football pitches are set up and cover half of the astroturf, different zones for skipping, cricket, tennis and other athletic activities are also set out. There are quiet areas with tables for drawing on and giant connect 4 as well as the ‘Teletubbie Land’ zone with hills and grass for our younger children to roll about on and engage in free play.
As well as the twelve midday staff on duty we now have two teaching assistants outside each day whose role is to set up and co-ordinate large group games such as ‘stick-in-the-mud’, ‘tag-bulldog’, ‘grandma’s footsteps’ and more.
We love our lunchtimes at Peafield; there’s loads to do and they’re great fun.
Free School Meals
Free meals are available to students from households entitled to:
If the above applies to you and you have not already registered, please contact the Free School Meals Team on 0300 5008080 or by visiting http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/learning/schools/school-dinners/free-school-meals/
The information needed to register includes:
Children will continue to receive free school meals and milk while parents are receiving the qualifying benefit.