School Meals

Eating and playing together are important parts of the school day for our children. We are very fortunate at Nythe Primary School in having an on-site catering team who prepare freshly cooked meals for the children every day. Lunch consist of a main meal and a pudding and meets all the national food quality standards.  Families can choose whether to send in a packed lunch and drink to have at lunchtime or to have a hot meal provided Edwards and Ward, our catering provider.

All school meals must be ordered online, via our SCOPAY facility.  School meals cost £2.30 each, unless you are entitled to free school meals, and must be ordered online by Thursday for the following week. Meals for children attending nursery are £1.75. Late meal orders are subject to food availability as our catering staff will order food based on the numbers of online meals ordered.  Late meals can only be requested on a daily basis at a charge of £2.80 (if applicable) but will be subject to availability, and must be received by 9.30 am.

Link to online ordering https://www.scopay.com/landing.html

Week 1

Week Commencing 11th January 2021; 25th January 2021; 8th February 2021

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Option 1 Macaroni  Cheese with Garlic Bread Cheese & Tomato Pizza with Jacket Wedges Beef Lasagne with Garlic Bread Hot Dog with Jacket Wedges Fish Fingers, Chips and Peas
Option 2 Jacket Potato with a choice of fillings Jacket Potato with a choice of fillings Jacket Potato with a choice of fillings Jacket Potato with a choice of fillings Jacket Potato with a choice of fillings
Side Selection of fresh vegetables Selection of fresh vegetables Selection of fresh vegetables Selection of fresh vegetables Selection of fresh vegetables
Dessert Vanilla Shortbread Carrot Cookie Jelly Pot Shortbread Biscuit Chocolate Cookie
Week 2

Week Commencing 4th January 2021; 18th January 2021; 1st February 2021

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Option 1 Chicken & Sweetcorn Pasta Bake Beef Burger with Jacket Wedges Macaroni Cheese with Garlic Bread Golden Veggie Rice Bubble Crumb Fish, Chips and Peas
Option 2 Jacket Potato with a choice of fillings Jacket Potato with a choice of fillings Jacket Potato with a choice of fillings Jacket Potato with a choice of fillings Jacket Potato with a choice of fillings
Side Selection of fresh vegetables Selection of fresh vegetables Selection of fresh vegetables Selection of fresh vegetables Selection of fresh vegetables
Dessert Chocolate & Beetroot Brownie Vanilla Shortbread Chocolate Cookie Jelly Pot Shortbread Biscuit

Please read the Special Diets Form for all information regarding allergies, intolerances, medically prescribed conditions and food preferences. The form can be found here.  If you need to complete this form please return it to the email address on the form with a copy to [email protected] for our school records.

Throughout the lunchtime session the children are supervised by our Midday Supervisors, some of whom are also Teaching Assistants, bringing classroom knowledge of the children to their midday break.

Universal Infant Free School Meals

All children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 are eligible for Universal Free School Meals. We are keen to encourage all the children to have school lunches, as research shows that having a good lunch helps learning and concentration. We have taster sessions where all children can try dishes from the school menu which we hope will encourage them to eat them more regularly.

Free School Meals

You may be entitled to free school meals if you are in receipt of certain benefits. These include Income Support, Income based Job Seekers Allowance and Child Tax Credit, amongst others. Even if your child is in KS1, please apply as the school receives additional funding (Pupil Premium) for every child entitled to income related free school meals.  You can ask at the school office for a form, or you can apply online here.

Children who receive the Pupil Premium are also entitled to free milk every day. If you wish your child to have this milk, please let us know in the school office.

Snack

Reception, Y1 and Y2 receive daily fruit from the government scheme – there is no need to send in anything else.

Years 3 – 6 Please bring in a piece of fruit or vegetable only. No sweets, chocolate, crisps or nuts.

Milk

Milk is provided free of charge to all children under 5. Children over 5 can sign up to the CoolMilk scheme where the parent will pay just £15 per term to get their children milk every day. You can sign up by clicking on this link. Milk is offered free to all children who receive free school meals. Please ask at the school office for details.

Water Bottles Are Welcome in Classrooms

It is very important to drink plenty of water as this helps our brains work better. At Nythe Primary School, we encourage children to bring in a named water bottle to use during the day. Only water should be drunk regularly in this way.

Children may drink squash, juice or milk at lunch time if parents wish. Water is available at lunchtime for all children.