We are issuing the newsletter today as the school is closed tomorrow because of the staff development day. The school will re open as normal for term 4 on Monday 20th February.
We have introduced a new system for lunch times from this week, on a trial basis . The children who take hot dinners will eat in the dining hall with packed lunches eating in the classrooms. This means that the dinner hall is calmer and less chaotic and thus the children are getting served quicker and able to have a longer playtime instead of waiting for tables to be cleared for each sitting.
I was a little disappointed when I saw the numbers of children eating packed lunches. I know that there are varying reasons for this but a hot prepared meal is really important to sustain the children throughout the day. We now have a new cook in place still with our dining company Contract Dining– the portions are a good size and the variety is excellent– quite a lot of the staff as well as myself are now eating the school dinners. It is certainly worth investigating even if it is only for a week. Later in the year we will trial a session where children can have a free dinner for a day with parents invited so that they can come in and see the dinners for themselves.
Dobbies in Gillingham very kindly donated some bird food and other seeds and bulbs for our gardening club. We are very grateful to Miss Lisiecka, mother of Gabrielle in Y5 for the contact.
Have an enjoyable February break
Mrs Kathy Sexton
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