We really enjoy our lunchtimes at Norfolk Community Primary School. We have a kitchen on site which provides a wide choice of healthy and tasty meals every day. We also have a great school breakfast club that is open from 8 am every morning.
All infant children (reception to year 2) are entitled to a free school meal. Junior children, (Y3 to Y6) can pay for a hot meal, or receive a free meal if they are entitled to it. We offer a wide range of choices every day. The school buys into the city council catering contract with Taylor Shaw, and they provide a good service to ensure that meals are carefully balanced and delicious. The meals comply with the strict national school food standards so we know that they are balanced. Children choose from the menu every morning. In addition to the main hot meal of the day there is always a vegetarian option, a baked potato with a different filling each day and a sandwich option.
We believe that mealtimes should be sociable times so we serve meals at the tables rather than getting children to queue at a hatch. Older and younger children eat together. The older children really enjoy the responsibility of serving and the younger children get to practise their good table manners.
We are very lucky that our large school grounds provide a variety of play experiences. Our “Play Pod” is used every day and is full of resources that stimulate children’s imaginative play. We are always surprised by the new and exciting ideas children come up with to use such items as:
Dressing up clothes
For more energetic games we have an all-weather pitch which offers a large space for safe running and ball games. Here children are supervised by our play workers, play leaders and PE curriculum specialist. They play a variety of sports such as basketball, football and dodge ball as well as playground games, skipping and tiggy. For those children who prefer a quieter lunchtime, or who need a rest, we have a computer club, outdoor table-top games, art and crafts and a reading garden where children can share a book with a friend.
If any parents would like to come and experience a lunchtime at school then contact the school office. Our school councillors would love to show you around and will be very interested to know your opinions.