CHANGE TO ORDERING SYSTEM FOR KS2 HOT SCHOOL MEALS
From October half term, all meal orders will need to be placed online, the KS2 Office (Junior School) will no longer be handling manual transactions after 13th October. This includes orders for children entitled to free school meals (FSM), parents of all children entitled to FSM will be required to select menu options to ensure their child receives a meal each day.
A letter regarding this change was sent home yesterday; it is also available on the School Meals page of this website should you not have received it. Other documentation relating to the KS1 Universal Infant Free School Meals is also on this page and much is also relevant to KS2 parents, particularly to “Online ordering help”
Please visit www.dorset.mealselector.co.uk to register and if necessary get your child’s entitlement to free school meals confirmed. We have been informed by Chartwells, the meals provider, that the menus for after half term will be available online towards the end of this week.
Year 4 had an action-packed day when they found themselves joining the Roman Army, taking orders from Mr Stone – our very strict centurion. As well as practising their combat skills with their Roman swords and shields, they also learnt a great deal about what life would have been like for a soldier in the Roman army.
Dorset County Council has put together an online feedback form to gather views from all schools and parents about the quality of the free school meals service. They would appreciate if you could fill out the short survey to tell them about your experience – good or bad. The form is available Here
What a lot of Twits and Fantastic Foxes at Wyke Regis Junior School for Roald Dahl Day! School Uniform was abandoned, teachers took the day off and some Roald Dahl characters took control of the school. Miss Trunchbull was spied striding around the halls. Mr and Mrs Twit were eating spiders and worms in the hall. Esio Trot was caught sneaking into lessons and George and Grandma were mixing some marvelous medicine for tasting in Year 4.
Everyone really got into the spirit of the day and the children had an amazing time. They experienced some weird and wonderful learning, whilst showing off their creative side, with amazing costumes putting a smile on the school day. A huge thank you to everyone who took part and helped us.
Bosses from Chartwells and local councils have met to urgently address problems with the delivery of free school meals in parts of Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.
Since the introduction of free school meals for all five, six and seven-year-olds last week, a small number of schools have had issues around the quality and delivery of the meals, produced by catering company Chartwells.
Although the situation is improving every day, there are still problems in some areas. Dorset County Council’s Cabinet member for education, Cllr Toni Coombs called a meeting with the managing director of Chartwells to get answers as to what has gone wrong and to discuss a way forward.
The full statement can be read here.
The revised menu from 15th of September until the half term holiday can be downloaded here.
We regret that meals for week commencing 22nd September that have been ordered online cannot be changed.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back! I hope you all had an enjoyable summer. I am very pleased to be the new Head of Federation at Wyke Regis Primary and I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child over the coming months.
As you know, I have been Headteacher at Southill Primary for the past 10 years and I am excited about coming to a new school. The staff at both sites have already made me feel very welcome and as a whole school we will be working very hard to ensure your child has the best possible journey from Nursery or Reception Class all the way through to the end of Year 6. I am a Headteacher who has the children very much at the heart of all I do and I hope you will appreciate the need for you, as parents, to support us as much as you can; so that your child can reach their full potential and really make the most of their time at Primary School.
I am sure you are all aware that attendance has been a focus during the last year and it will continue to be something we need to improve upon. These first few years at school are so important for your child and I want them to have the best possible chance to do well and to be ready for that big step to Secondary School at the end of Year 6. This time passes very quickly, so please help us by making sure your child is in school as much as they can so that they do not miss out on crucial learning; but also so that they don’t miss out on all the enjoyable everyday experiences that make primary school so special.
I am very interested in your views about the school, so please come and chat to me when you see me, or just come and say hello! On Mondays and Thursdays you will find me in the junior playground before school starts and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays I will be at one of the gates on the infant site. I will also be around most days at the end of the school day on either playground.
Head of Federation
The introduction of free hot school meals has gone very well so far, with nearly 70% of our Year 1 and Year 2 taking up this opportunity so far. Orders need to be placed by midnight on Sunday the week before – please remember to tick the box for free school meals at the beginning of the process.
Please let us know if you are experiencing any difficulties with the process.
The Dragons have visited, loans have been issued, arguments over, the time for action has arrived. Will the fruits of our labour make a profit? Or will the companies fold? The crowds were bustling, anticipation rising, nerves fraying, fingernails bitten and pulses rising. The doors opened and eager shoppers stampeded into the Dragons Den Table Top Sale. There was barely time for the shopkeepers to draw a breath when the signs began appearing…..SOLD OUT, SOLD OUT, LAST FEW LEFT! The crowd died down, the clear up completed by weary businesses. Then the exciting part, the totalling of the takings. Loans were paid back, floats returned, and then the smiles of success began. A huge profit made by each and every company. In total £650 raised towards Primary College. Watch out Alan Sugar, we’re coming for you!
Free hot school meals are now available to book online!
Please visit Chartwells’ website at www.dorset.mealselector.co.uk to register and place your order.
For ordering help, see the document “online ordering helpsheet” on the school meals page.
From September 2014, your child will be entitled to free school meals through the Government’s “Universal Infant Free School Meals” initiative for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 across the country.
The idea is to encourage children to eat school meals while making positive improvements to health, attainment and socialisation. And of course, helping families with the cost of living.
The company Chartwells will be responsible for providing our hot school meals.
This link will give you further information about the scheme, as well as copies of correspondence that is sent out.
If you have any queries, please contact the Infant School office on 01305 782470.
Our school choir have been working incredibly hard over the last few weeks rehearsing for their version of Mary Poppins. This week they have performed the show to packed houses and thrilled audiences with their wonderful singing, dancing and acting. They have all been stars and we expect to see some of them on the West End stage in a few years time!