What Happens At Lunchtime?
At Uphill Primary School we have a team of ten lunchtime supervisors. Our aim is to ensure that the children in our care are happy and safe. At lunchtimes all children and adults are valued and respected.
The children are split into two sittings, by their Houses. The termly 'House Lunch Rota' is available from the school office.
The Dining Hall
In the dining hall we supervise the children eating their lunch and encourage good manners and healthy eating. Within the sittings children having packed lunches and children having hot dinners sit and eat together. The children are encouraged to eat well, help each other and chat together. They are encouraged to clear and clean their tables before leaving the hall at the end of the sittings. House points can be issued throughout the lunchtime by Lunchtime Supervisors for politeness, helpfulness and good behaviour.
Children are expected to;
Line up quietly
Sensibly walk to their table
Stay in their seats until they have finished their lunch
Keep their food in their lunchboxes
Only touch their own food
Take all their rubbish home
Clear their plate, cutlery and cup
Clean their table and sweep the floor
Be kind and polite
Dining Hall Rules
Always be polite. Say 'please' and 'thank you'
Use good table manners when we are eating
Use quiet voices and listen to each other
Leave the dining hall clean and tidy
Children who are exceptionally well behaved and have consistently displayed good behaviour during lunchtimes are invited to join our top table on a Wednesday, when they have lunch with the Headteacher.
Every lunchtime we have a reserved table. Our Learning Mentor will have lunch at this table and any child is welcome to have their lunch with her and have a chat. Some children will be encouraged or invited to join this table too. Our staff team will also join us our children for lunch, at least two members of staff will be on lunch duty each day.
We promote 'Positive Play' in the playground and we have a designated play leader to promote fun games and activities. We have 'Positive Play Prefects' from our year 6 cohort, who play with the younger children teaching them traditional games as well as circus skills, parachute games, football, basketball, skittles and much more.
We also have Lunch Club in our Community Room where all children are welcome. Each day has a variety of activities available from creative play, art and a large array of toys.
All children and adults are valued and respected
Always look after our outside play equipment
We have kind words, kind hands and kind feet
We always share with our friends