At Norton St. Nicholas we value lunchtimes and the opportunity they bring for children, not just to eat a nutritious meal that will enable them to learn well for the rest of the day but also to enjoy social time with their peers. Carefully structuring the time we have in our dining room is essential to allowing all children to enjoy their lunchtime.
Lunchtimes start at 11.40am for EYFS2 and Year 1. Year 2 to Year 6 start at 11.50am. Lunchtimes end at 12.50pm Monday to Thursday and 1.00pm on Friday.
Due to catering restrictions on the serving of hot food, all school dinners must be served as quickly as possible. We aim to have all school dinners served by 12.15pm allowing all children, including packed lunches, ample time to eat their lunch.
EYFS2 and Year 1 enter the dining rom at 11.40am, Year 2 children line up on the playground at 11.50am and are supervised to the dining room as soon as possible. There is a rota of classes for Key Stage 2 so that the same class is not always arriving to have lunch last. Key Stage 2 children start their playtime at 11.50am and a whistle is blown, whilst a class card number is held aloft, indicating which children need to line up for their lunch. The quicker the children are lined up the sooner they enter the dining room.
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