The Lunchtime

Our Midday Supervisory Team

We have a team of experienced Midday Supervisors alongside our teaching assistants who support the children during lunchtimes. Many of our staff have worked with us for a number of years now and are committed to supporting the lunchtime experience.

There are currently four Midday Supervisors with an additional fifteen members of support staff who have 30 minute targeted 'play' slots outside with the children. All play a major role in the caring of our children during the lunchtime period. They have a positive and significant impact on our children's social learning and self-confidence. A positive and healthy attitude to food and eating is encouraged every mealtime.

Our Lunchtime

This term will see the reintroduction of our weekly playground initiative P.A.L.S (Playground Activities Leaders) at lunchtime. This is an introduction into leadership, giving children knowledge of how to organise and lead small games and activities for their peers in both the Key Stage One and Two playgrounds.

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There are opportunities for the young playground leaders to:

  • Develop leadership skills such as - organisation, communication and teamwork
  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Be responsible for leading their peers and groups of younger children
  • Increase the variety of play experiences available for the children promoting physical, social and creative opportunities
  • Improve children's choices and positive behaviours on the playground
  • Reflect and evaluate on what is working and areas for further development
  • Madina

  • Victoria

  • Hashir

  • Michael

  • Mariana

  • Angel

  • Maria

  • Mehar

This initiative was established a few years ago and has seen children enjoy stepping up and leading play with the younger children. They have planned weekly activities that include arts and crafts, netball, kwik cricket, tag rugby competitions and much more. Additional resources have been purchased for the children to include arts and crafts, games and puzzles, reading zone as well as the more traditional active play involving our trim trail. We continue to review and reflect upon how successful playtimes are outside and the positive experiences that they bring for all children. Our aim this term is to re-open our lunchtime nurture room, Crusoe's Cabin, for children who want a quiet, adult supported lunchtime.

Our P.A.L.S job description and application form has been reviewed and will be circulated to the children in Year Six at the beginning of term for those interested in being involved in this leadership role. The successful candidates will then be invited to meet with Miss Akhtar to talk about what the role will include and the expectations of them moving forward. The children understand the responsibilities that come with the role and take it very seriously. It is an excellent forerunner to young leaders and other young citizenship awards in the future.

Time for a change - the BeDifferent way!

September 2021 was an exciting time at William Morris Primary School, because we launched our BeFed Differently lunches for all of our children. Instead of lunches provided by a contract caterer, our kitchen teams continue to prepare lunches freshly made at school every day, designed to include the feedback from the children and families.

Every child is invited to choose a delicious hot lunch from our exciting new menu. They will be able to see the food and select what they want to eat - there will always be two choices, including a vegetarian option, a jacket potato with various fillings and unlimited salad from the salad bar. Mondays are meat-free, with vegan options for children to explore and they will have a choice of healthy dessert, fruit and yoghurt, or they can opt for cheese and biscuits.

We are happy to share the menu for the first three weeks of the autumn term. The menu will change regularly and there will be themed days organised around the curriculum. Each meal will cost £2.20.

With our continuation of 'BeFed Differently', we will make sure families get an opportunity to come into school and try some of the food later in the term. We also invite feedback from families and children - we want to know what you enjoy and if we get it wrong, what we can do better. Please do let us know.

Dietary requirements and allergens

Individual menus are devised for those children with particular allergies or dietary requirements. Please speak with the office if your child has an allergy to request a special diet form to be completed and returned. It is extremely important that you inform the school office of any allergies/intolerances that your child has should you wish for them to eat a school meal. We welcome all children with allergies/intolerances and providing we deem it safe to do so, an appropriate meal can be provided daily in line with our internal policies and procedures.

Children's Lunchtime Timetable

Holmes 11.30 am - 12.30 pm
Beckham 11.30 am - 12.30 pm
Kingsley 11.45 am - 12.40 pm
Armstrong 11.45 am - 12.40 pm
Potter 12.00 pm - 12.50 pm
Luther King 12.20 pm - 1.10 pm
Farah 12.20 pm - 1.10 pm
Presley 12.25 pm - 1.15 pm
Rowling 12.25 pm - 1.15 pm
Attenborough 12.10 pm - 1.00 pm
Gates 12.30 pm - 1.20 pm
Glennie 12.30 pm - 1.20 pm

Our Midday Supervisory Team

  • Mrs Adusei

  • Debra Fryer

  • Adaobi Ekeke