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      This week our Preps class were invited to sing some Christmas carols for the elderly at The Russells Centre to help spread a little Christmas cheer. They all sang their hearts out, putting a… Read More

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      Monkey Puzzle @ Kings are taking part in Wear it Pink Day, on Friday 26th October. We will be holding a cake sale with some delicious baked goods, and asking the children to come to… Read More

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    This weekend the Monkey Puzzle staff were treated to a trip to herm under the ruse of having a training session. We all gathered in the White House hotel to talk through the new changes… Read More

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      This year we have decided to put a team together to help raise money for Cancer Research UK by joining the Race for Life. We have held a very successful bake sale to help… Read More

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    Well summer has truly arrived at Monkey Puzzle. The children have been burning off lots of energy out in the playground, enjoying the time in the sunshine all with fun activities that have been planned… Read More

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    Here at Monkey Puzzle, we love to keep the children’s’ creativity flowing by taking part in lots of arts and crafts activities centred around our current topic work. At the moment the children have been… Read More

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    Easter has arrived and with it has come lots of fun and exciting things for us to do. This week each group have made their very own Easter Hats out of brilliant crafting materials. As we have all… Read More

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    Recently I came across a brilliant blog post where the author had made some rather funky cupcake cones for a kid’s party. I thought this would be a fun activity for the children to join… Read More

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      We are in our final couple of weeks of summer scheme and each week we have had a different theme for the children to follow. This week it was the turn of animals. We… Read More

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      ONCE AGAIN IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR where we have to say goodbye to some of our friends at Monkey Puzzle. We will all hold fond memories of the years we have all… Read More

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      Please take a note of these important dates for the coming weeks…..   World Book Day Thursday 7th March Bring your favourite book with you to read together in your class Red Nose day… Read More

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      SNOW CLOSURES – TUESDAY 12TH MARCH   Dear Parents The Education Department has decided to close all States Schools following advice from the Police and States Works and the Colleges are also following suit. The Preps… Read More

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      We had a terrific find at a local car boot sale at the weekend with us acquiring this fantastic rustic tree trunk furniture from one of the vendors. He had carved and crafted the pieces… Read More

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    We couldn’t resist posting this!! Its too true….  Thank you Christine for finding it for us….. ‘Twas the night before Christmas And all through the school The teachers were trying To keep their cool. The… Read More

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      We have had our annual inspections this last week at both school and nursery and we are happy to say that nothing went wrong! Linda even happily had her photo taken whilst she was… Read More

Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

 

Now that October has rolled around and we have all settled into our new routines we have been thinking of some ideas for those dreaded healthy packed lunches. Getting that variety and choosing the healthy options as well as picking foods that we know our children like is hard but it is not an impossible task. We have been scouring the internet for fun and exciting ideas for what we consider fantastic lunch boxes. The finds we have stumbled across are amazing with parents doing everything from popping stickers on their foods, to adding a quirky treat, to using cookie cutters to make the food look more appealing.

According to the NHS a healthy balanced pack lunch should contain

  • Starchy foods such as bread, rice, pasta and potatoes.
  • Protein foods such as meat, eggs, beans and others.
  • A dairy item such as cheese or yoghurt.
  • Vegetables or salad and a portion of fruit.

Starchy foods are a great source of energy allowing the children to keep going thought out the school day. Instead of using sandwiches, why not try mini bagels, pitta breads or wraps or just change up your white bread to using whole meal.  Extra yummy!

Children are often fans of food that they can pick up and eat with their fingers so add in a few finger foods such as chopped up veggies with some hummus or breadsticks with low fat soft cheese.

We have come across a brilliant blog by this lady who thinks of some pretty inventive lunch boxes to keep her children on their toes… Check it out at the link below.

http://www.meetthedubiens.com/2011/09/lunch-box-ideas-and-bentos.html

Here are a couple of examples of her bento box lunches…