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outdoor play ks1

Discussion in 'Primary' started by bex2606, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. I am looking to develop cooperative play within our Ks1 playground. The children tend to charge about and bats/ balls etc often get lost or cause arguments.
    I was thinking that some large construction or play equipment would be nice but dont want anything that would be too much trouble to bring in and out. Although we do have a small storage space.
    I had thought that milk crates, tarpaulin, tyres etc could be good for den building and that we could use drain pipes etc for the chn to roll balls and make obstacle courses. Also maybe a large sand pit and pans etc for making 'music'. But am open to ideas.
    I have some money to do this and looked at quatro construction http://www.quadroplay.co.uk/acatalog/More_Info.html but am not sure that children could put it together without a lot of adult help.
    What do other people have in their outdoor areas that could be suitable? Or has anyone got any ideas on how I could make this an engaging space/ what I could put in?
    Thanks B
     
  2. I am looking to develop cooperative play within our Ks1 playground. The children tend to charge about and bats/ balls etc often get lost or cause arguments.
    I was thinking that some large construction or play equipment would be nice but dont want anything that would be too much trouble to bring in and out. Although we do have a small storage space.
    I had thought that milk crates, tarpaulin, tyres etc could be good for den building and that we could use drain pipes etc for the chn to roll balls and make obstacle courses. Also maybe a large sand pit and pans etc for making 'music'. But am open to ideas.
    I have some money to do this and looked at quatro construction http://www.quadroplay.co.uk/acatalog/More_Info.html but am not sure that children could put it together without a lot of adult help.
    What do other people have in their outdoor areas that could be suitable? Or has anyone got any ideas on how I could make this an engaging space/ what I could put in?
    Thanks B
     
  3. comenius

    comenius New commenter

    For large construction we have these
    http://www.communityplaythings.co.uk/products/blocks/hollowblocks/index.html
    very expensive but so worth the money, they play with them all the time.
    We also have tractor tyres and car tyres (very popular), plastic crates, pegs, rope, tarpaulin etc.
    Another popular area is water! We have 3 builders trays on different height stands (TTS I think), plastic drain pipes and stands, plastic tubing, bottles.....
    We also have a wooden house from B and Q which is currently a superhero medical centre!
    Lots of big ardboard boxes, tubes from carpets are also popular.
     
  4. Oooh I like the blocks. In a cart they wouldnt be too difficult to store either. House would also be nice but I would need to padlock it on a night.
    I would like water but the playground is too far away for the children to have free flow so they will only be able to access this for 15 minute playtimes and lunch. I dont fancy having to dry them all off before I start teaching again.
    Does anyone have one of these
    http://www.tts-group.co.uk/shops/tts/Products/PD1718657/House-Hideaway-Frames/?rguid=3df30e49-3ef2-414d-8e7e-f561034ce79f
    How easy are they for the children to put together on their own? And how sturdy are they?
    Any other ideas would be great. I'm getting quite excited about my little project.
     

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