What is Breakfast Club?
Breakfast Club is a club for children that takes place before school starts, from 7:45am to the start of the school day at 8:40am. They’re run in the school hall, allowing children to walk to their classrooms when the school day begins. Our club is lead by teachers, teaching assistants, school catering staff and volunteers.
At Breakfast Club, children have the opportunity to have fun with their friends and have a filling breakfast before the day’s learning begins. Some children who attend a breakfast club may not receive breakfast if they do not attend, so the club is crucial for preparing them for the upcoming day.
The benefits of Breakfast Club
School breakfast clubs are known to improve attendance, punctuality, concentration, behaviour, and educational attainment. They can also benefit parents by fulfilling a childcare function if they must start work earlier than school begins.
Missing breakfast can affect energy levels, concentration, and a child’s ability to sit in a classroom and learn. Our Breakfast Club provides this vital meal for children whilst helping parents who may have early work commitments.
What's on the menu?
We have a well-rounded range of healthy food options for breakfast. These include:
• Toast, with butter or a variety of jams
• Bagels, with butter or a variety of jams
We also take into consideration the dietary requirements of children who are attending the Breakfast Clubs. If your child has allergies or intolerances, the club is able to accommodate these. For example, providing gluten-free breakfast cereals for a child with a gluten intolerance or some non-dairy milks for a child with a dairy allergy.
Breakfast is served until 8:30am
Activities before school
Along with a nutritional breakfast, children are also able to join in with some of the fun activities on offer at our Breakfast Club. These include:
• Getting arty - Students have an opportunity to get arty and creative before the school day starts. They are able to create posters for things like healthy food choices, create decorations (like bunting), or get involved in a craft team project.
• Be puzzled - Puzzles are a great way to get our brains working and our minds ticking. We encourage children to piece together a jigsaw, play board games, or complete a brain-teaser challenge, like a word-search or a sudoku.
• Read and read some more - There’s no such thing as reading too much, and we encourage children to read as often as they can. With Oasis Horizons, children are able to use their iPads to access a colossal amount of books, with apps like MYON and Accelerated Reader. Children have space to relax and read peacefully, both fiction and non-fiction books.
• We like to move it, move it - Getting active at the start of a day is a proven way to wake us up and kick our metabolism into action for the day. Children are able to join in with daily Wake Up Shake Up dances and many more sporty games like Dodgeball and Badminton.
• Celebrating special events - We like to mix our breakfast club up a bit! Rather than always sticking to the same foods and activities, we love to celebrate special events and occasions. For example, bake some Christmas treats in the festive period, design some decorations to celebrate Eid, or make cards for Mother’s and Father's Day.
Would you like to book a space for Breakfast Club?
Spaces are available for the children of our school to join Breakfast Club. We are always happy to see new faces in our Breakfast Club and we are even happier knowing that they are getting the best possible start to their school day.
To book a space for your child, please call the school office to speak with Mrs Allen, Mrs Hayes or Miss O'Brien on 0121 373 6056, or come and visit the office to get booked in!
How much does Breakfast Club cost?
Breakfast Club is £2.50 per day, to be paid on the day, and £12.50 for the week, if you choose to pay in advance.
You can pay via your child's MCAS account.