Lately we have had a few very kind children bringing along lollies to share with the class for birthdays etc. We have had a chat and decided that this could become a a bit of a health problem with so many children having birthdays over the course of the year so please can we ask that no more birthday treats be sent to school for the class. We also don't wish this to become an expectation for families to have to do this and in line with our school guidelines it's much easier to discourage this instead.
We celebrate class birthdays by being the birthday teacher for the day, singing to our birthday children, and they get to be 'caught in the net' and choose their classmates to join them for special iPad time at the end of the day instead.
Thanks for your understanding with this.