The primary school have changed the break time routines to allow more opportunities for the children to play and be active. We will also be providing a greater variety of playground equipment that will ensure there is a greater variety and purpose for your children during breaktimes.
Teachers will also be offering advice to the children about healthy eating habits and appropriate snacks. Children are allowed to eat both at first break and second break, Key Stage 1 (outside in the courtyard) and KS2 (inside in classrooms). This follows up the information and the school’s commitment to a healthy lifestyle, that we provided for parents at the ‘Meet the Teacher’ day in September.
We encourage parents to support and help our aim of healthy eating:
Lunch box suggestions include:
* - fresh fruit
* - fresh crunchy vegetables
* - sandwiches or pita bread with cheese, lean meat, hummus and salad
* - cheese slices, crackers with spread, and fresh or dried fruits
* - bottled water
School lunches – foods to limit - highly processed, sugary, fatty and salty foods should only make up a very small part of your child’s diet.
Foods to limit in everyday school lunches include:
* - processed meats such as salami, ham, and pressed chicken
* - take away meals KFC/ MacDonald’s
* - chips, sweet biscuits, and chocolate
* - cordials, canned drinks with high sugar levels
Exercise and activity
Physical activity is an important part of good health. Try to encourage your child to do something active each day, such as a hobby, play a game or be involved in sport.
For primary school children, 60 minutes of activity is recommended each day, and no more than two hours of watching TV, DVDs or computer games. To increase your child’s activity, try to:
* Limit the amount of time spent watching television and playing computer games.
* Encourage daily activity, not just exercise.