Here at Spring Meadow we continually strive to provide the very best for our children in terms of their education and also their meal provision and we are delighted to inform you that we have been awarded a fantastic 5 Star rating in the East Cambridgeshire ‘Scores on the Doors’. As an infant school, all our children are entitled to a Universal Free School Meal. Our catering team have produced the autumn term menu (see link below) with the introduction of a cold meal option. A dessert will be served daily or alternatively yogurt or fresh fruit will be available. As always, we welcome your comments on our menu and your children’s feedback.
Sample Menus – Throughout the lockdown restrictions we have served meals to the children whilst seated at their tables in their class/year groups and this has resulted in us simplifying the menu. We hope in September to be able to once again offer a fuller menu choice.
We belong to the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme, and all children are given a piece of fruit or vegetable at playtime. We also provide a carton of milk, which is free to the under 5’s and 20p daily once children are five years old. We ask for milk money to be paid half-termly in advance as we have to place an order for the milk.
All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are entitled to a universal infant free school meal. We would encourage all our families to take this opportunity for their child to enjoy a healthy hot meal each day. Our meals are cooked from fresh produce each day and nutritionally well balanced. A menu is available so parents can view what meal their child is being provided with. We also offer opportunities during the year for parents or carers to join their child during lunch time and eat as a family.
This allows parents to experience the food we offer and fully understand the high quality meal a child can eat each day. We also support children who bring a packed lunch. We have a very clear packed lunch policy to enable us to support healthy eating in school. Please check this policy before you put together a packed lunch for your child.
We have a policy in place to support families. Due to children who have severe food allergies nuts of any kind, including peanut butter and chocolate spread must not be included.
Please label your child’s lunchbox, beaker and flask. For the sake of safety, please do not send any glass bottles or flasks or any hot drinks.
Children are supported at lunchtime to eat their meal safely and in a calm setting with experienced teaching assistants. We also have lunchtime helpers from Year 2 who take on the responsibility of enabling the younger children to clear their trays sensibly when they have finished their meal.
Children are provided with outstanding support in the playground. Games and toys are provided daily to all children so they have lots to do, a sports coach is also employed to ensure the children are as active as possible.