Tasting Session 23rd of January 3.15pm
To give you an opportunity to sample some of the dishes from our menu, we are holding a Tasting Session at the school on Wednesday the 23rd of January 3.15pm
Everyone is welcome, so please call in.
Members of Totally Local Catering Team will be available to discuss the menu and answer any questions you may have regarding the catering service.
As a team, we are passionate about providing high quality, diverse and nutritional meals. We work in full partnership with your school to engage with your children and encourage a culture of healthy eating. Creating delicious and healthy menus that your children want to eat is our priority. Through our role, we help your children learn at a young age, that eating well can be fun and that food is central to their health and energy.
Each day, we provide your children with a delicious, wholesome hot meal. This is complemented by vegetables and salad, in addition to vegetarian options and options for those with special dietary needs; and of course, a dessert and variety of drinks. Catering for all pupils and staff, we will also work with the school to create a menu that meets the needs of any special diets.
Making food fun
We know it’s important to make healthy eating fun. Throughout the year we hold ‘theme days’ and competitions to encourage your children to think and healthy food in a positive way.
The food we use is locally sourced wherever possible. Over 85% of our menu is produced from raw ingredients by our professionally qualified staff. The meat in our dishes is Red Tractor, Freedom Foods or Halal certified. We procure fresh quality produce via reputable suppliers to ensure complete traceability of food.
Our current menus meet all food based standards and allergen laws; they include: Red Tractor or Farm Assured Meat and Poultry, fresh quality fruit and vegetables, two of the five daily portions of fruit and Marine Stewardship Council approved fish. All of our preparation and menus meet the full requirements of the food based standards and allergen laws.
We look forward to meeting you.
Team Leader – Totally Local Company
‘The Big Spotacular’
As you may already know, Monday 12th November is the start of this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal Week. Thorn Grove is excited to be joining in with other schools across the UK to participate in fundraising for this good cause.
This year’s theme is ‘The Big Spotacular’ and we will be celebrating with a spotty themed non-uniform day on Thursday 15th November 2018. Think big or small – full spotty themed outfits and face paint or just a pair of spotty socks – we welcome and encourage it all! To help raise funds for Children in Need we ask anyone wishing to wear something spotty to bring in a suggested donation of £1 on the day.
As well as our non-uniform event, children will be attending a whole school assembly in which their class teachers will be participating in a spotty, pie challenge! Children will also be voting for 1 member of their class to compete in the child friendly version. We can guarantee it will be a side splitting event.
Thank you for your continued support and let’s make a big difference to the lives of children across the UK.
Miss Bennett & Mrs Denford
IT’S WALK TO SCHOOL FORTNIGHT
8th – 19th October 2018
As part of our year-round initiative to Walk to School more, we are encouraging the children at Thorn Grove to take part in Walk to School Fortnight which will take place this week and next week (8th – 19th October).
Walking to school benefits everyone: it’s healthy, it can improve well being, and it can help to reduce pollution and congestion. Walking is a more sociable activity and can enhance children’s road safety skills and awareness.
We would like to ask all our pupils and parents to walk to school wherever possible throughout the next two weeks. Teachers will be completing a tally of how many children in each class walk to school each day. Our Eco-Warriors will be working closely with me to work out which class has walked to school the most, and the class with the most walkers may just be in for a treat!
Instead of just walking, you may want to travel to school on a scooter or bicycle. We understand that it is not always possible to walk to school if you live far away. Instead of driving the whole distance to school, you might want to try and park a few streets away and walk some of the distance to school. Every little helps!
Thorn Grove Macmillan Coffee Event
Dear Parents and Carers,
On Friday 28th September 2018, Thorn Grove will be participating in the World’s Biggest Macmillan Coffee Event. This annual event is an important fundraiser for the Macmillan Cancer Support organisation. Cancer affects the lives of thousands of families and communities worldwide and the funds raised at this event enable Macmillan to help people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.
Our afternoon coffee event will take place on Friday 28th September at 3:30pm in our school canteen where a selection of tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits will be served. Monetary donations for Macmillan cancer support will be collected throughout the event. To celebrate the community spirit of the occasion, children and staff are invited to spend the school day in a suggested purple and green Macmillan themed non-uniform – this could range from anything as small as purple and green socks or accessories to a full-blown purple and green outfit! Be creative!
Any donations of cakes and biscuits (these do not need to be home baked) would be greatly appreciated. Please bring them in to school on the morning of 28th September. We hope to see everybody there to help raise funds for what I’m sure you will agree is a very worthwhile cause.
Thank you for your continued support,
Miss G Bennett