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What are you giving your Primary 1 for morning snack and what are you putting in their packed lunch for 1st day?

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Flier Sun 17-Aug-08 08:36:31


MrsCurly Sun 17-Aug-08 08:59:02

a banana. No lunch on first day - no lunch until after Sept weekend!

clayre Sun 17-Aug-08 09:05:25

i was discussing this with a friend of mine last week both our dc are starting school on tuesday, they only go in the morning for 3 weeks so havent thought about lunches yet, snack is a tough one cos dd will eat anything but i dont want her being the only child eating fruit every day, and the school provides fruit 3 days a week for P1, i'm not really much help!!!

Weegiemum Sun 17-Aug-08 09:15:01

We will probably go for a banana or an apple for snack.

Again, here no lunch until after September weekend.

Can't believe this time tomorrow she'll be at school!

clayre Sun 17-Aug-08 09:17:28

my dd starts on tueday and is off on wednesday cos the council have decided to strike

Flier Sun 17-Aug-08 13:38:42

sad our dc's are full time from day 1, start on Tues sad

LackaDAISYcal Sun 17-Aug-08 13:50:53

are you in scotland?

i'm sure it's the same up there as it here (from talking to my sister) and they get fruit and milk in their morning break for the first few years of school so no need for a separate snack.

lunchbox wise, DS gets a sandwich, roll or wrap, usually with ham, cheese, tuna or egg, a pot of fruit salad or a single piece of fruit, a yogurt, some tomatoes or carrot/cucumber batons, and a drink, either milk fruit juice or water.

He dioesn;t always eat it all, but I make him eat what's left as we walk home from school.

tassisssss Sun 17-Aug-08 13:54:50

Hi girls, ds starts on Tuesday too though as flier says it's looking like school may be closed on Wed.

Funny to see this thread as I'd been wondering about snack (or "play piece" as we used to call it). Packed lunch on day one will be roll, yog, strawberries and grapes in wee pot, maybe a babybel and crisps on the understanding that crisps will NOT be a regular! Hadn't thought about snack...

Flier Sun 17-Aug-08 14:37:44

scottish schools (certainly not highland anyway) do not get milk or fruit supplied for snack. I know a wee trolley goes round for morning break and they can buy toast or juice, but suddenly thought I'd be better supplying something else.

thanks everyone for replying

sarah293 Sun 17-Aug-08 14:40:03

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Flier Sun 17-Aug-08 14:41:51

the school reheat it for you? wow you've got a very accomodating school there, riven

sarah293 Sun 17-Aug-08 14:44:20

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clayre Sun 17-Aug-08 17:39:43

tassisssss are you in dundee too?

Flier Sun 17-Aug-08 17:50:54

oops sorry Riven, i didn't think. Hope your DD enjoys school.

LackaDAISYcal Sun 17-Aug-08 18:15:07

oh, I thought scottish schools would be ahead of english ones in the nutritional stakes. I'm sure my sis said they even get free school meals until they are 7.

Flier Sun 17-Aug-08 18:17:27

don't know where your sis heard that, altho I do remember seeing something on the news regarding re-introducing the free school milk

mrz Sun 17-Aug-08 18:28:34

free school meals and here

LackaDAISYcal Sun 17-Aug-08 18:41:37

ah, she is in Fife, so that explains it. Thanks MrZ smile

tassisssss Sun 17-Aug-08 19:32:33

interesting articly, mrz

i'm in stirling clayre

hannahsaunt Sun 17-Aug-08 19:53:07

Ds1 received milk and fruit throughout P2 (didn't do P1 here). Not in P3 though that may have been because he was in a composite P3/4 and where there was a distinction (e.g. timing of break time) they acted up.

Ds2 scheduled to start on Wednesday but dear knows with this strike thing...we won't know until Tuesday. Haven't told him that it may be a possibility.

Waswondering Sun 17-Aug-08 19:56:27


Eek, hadn't thought of that, was too busy sewing in labels to uniform!!

I know they get fruit and milk, so hadn't really clocked what he might need . ..

Do report back (ds starts a week on Tuesday - Aberdeen. Strike thing is awful imo - so unfair on P1s!)

Flier Sun 17-Aug-08 20:17:33

are P1's full time from day 1 in aberdeen, waswondering?

Waswondering Sun 17-Aug-08 20:25:52

No, till 11.45 hmm? Fabulous for the working parent!!!

Not sure what the snack issue would therefore be prior to them getting into the full daily routine.

Had a playdate this afternoon with a fellow P1 of ds - man, they are both hyper with the anticipation!!

Flier Sun 17-Aug-08 20:36:58

aww! ds is excited too. feel sorry for them, though, starting full time so early sad

ja9 Sun 17-Aug-08 20:46:57

err sorry for butting in, but what is this about strike on wednesday? had heard it mentioned on the radio before the weekend but are there more concrete details? tia

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