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Healthy Lunchboxes

Well done to all of those children who have received our healthy lunchbox stickers in previous years. It has been great to see so many children and their parents making healthy choices. We have continued to successfully run the snack shop which the children can access before school and we would like to say thank you to all of those children who are continuing to use it.


We would like to remind our parents that we are a

no nut school

due to some of our pupils having severe nut allergies. We politely ask you not to send your child with any chocolate spread sandwiches as we cannot rule out any nut contamination and to please carefully check any chocolate snacks for traces of nuts. Thank you for your support with this.   


Please do check our lunchbox policy below or contact your child's class teacher if you have any questions.


Race for Life

On Friday 28th September each one of our children ran either half a mile (FS & KS1) or a full mile (KS2) at our annual September Mini Marathon. We did this whilst raising money for Cancer Research in our very own 'OBS RACE FOR LIFE!' So we would like to say A HUGE WELL DONE to every single child and member of staff who ran their hearts out! 

We later received a letter from the Race for life team who said...

"Your students were bold and brave . They laced up their trainers, they smeared on the war paint and they united to help take cancer down. Thanks to your student warriors , your school raised £3690.69 to help beat cancer sooner. You are incredible."

The new year...

We are looking forward to having another happy, healthy year in Old Basford School. The children will start training for the mini marathon from the 10th September and we are really looking forward to raising some money for Race for Life.



In the summer term, Mrs Priddy sent a second follow up questionnaire out to the children about their oral hygiene. She is very happy to say that more children than ever are brushing their teeth twice a day, spitting instead of rinsing and visiting the dentist at least once a year. 

Here is some great advice about how to keep those teeth healthy...

Brushing Tips...


  • Brush an infant's teeth by wetting a soft-bristled toothbrush with water. 
  • If fluoride toothpaste is used, make sure it is a pea-size amount (ages 2–5) on the toothbrush.
  • Encourage your child to brush at least twice a day, morning and night, with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Harder bristles may be too abrasive for young children.
  • Your child's toothbrush should be replaced every three to four months, or sooner if it is worn out or frayed. It is also a good idea to replace the toothbrush after a cold or flu to avoid reintroducing germs associated with those conditions.
  • Don't forget to floss! Plaque can quickly build up in those hard to reach places between your teeth. 

Let's make those smiles shine bright Old Basford!


Mini Marathon
A huge congratulations to all those who took part in this year’s Mini Marathon, both children and staff, you all did an excellent job in promoting the importance of leading an active lifestyle. It was a pleasure to see so many children cheering on the rest of the school. Well done everyone!




We continue to spot lots of healthy food in our children’s lunchboxes, and healthy lunchbox stickers are still being given out by the lunch time supervisors. Children who have school dinners are making healthy and positive choices in what they choose to eat, which is also excellent to see, and Foundation stage and Key Stage One children continue to be offered free school dinners.Please look out for your child receiving a healthy lunch box sticker!


Take a look at our lunchbox policy below. 




We are working towards our new healthy school's award in dental hygiene. As part of this we will be promoting the children bringing healthy snacks to school and don't forget about the tasty fruit for sale at snack shop during break times!





Mini Marathon and Sport's relief
We have lots of exciting things to come this year, especially our famous Mini marathon and Sports relief celebration. The children cannot wait for mini marathon and have been training hard in their PE lessons!


Playtime Snacks
Children in the Foundation stage and Key stage one continue to be provided with daily fruit for their playtime snack. Year 5 children have the responsibility of running a healthy snack shop each playtime for all Key Stage 2 children. The children are encouraged to bring fruit or vegetables into school as a snack at playtime if they do not wish to buy a snack from our school snack shop.

After School Clubs
It is great to see lots of the children getting involved in active after school and lunchtime clubs, including Gymnastics with Jonathon, football with Mr Burrows and Mr Hill, Basketball on a Friday and Mrs Shaw's running club. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for other opportunities that may come your way throughout the year!

Cooking Club
Miss McCulloch and Mrs Black will be running a Key Stage 2 cooking club and Miss Lawson is continuing running one for Key Stage 1 and Foundation children. The children participating in these clubs will have the opportunity to try out new recipes and learn new cooking techniques.