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Playtimes

Discussion in 'Primary' started by kh28, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. I am doing a study on playtimes and looking specifically at how I can improve our school playtimes. It would be really useful to get an insight into how playtimes are structured in different schools and any initiatives that have been set up including different areas of the playground, different equipment, games that the children have been taught etc.

    I am focusing particularly on the 4-7 age range but any insights beyond that would be very welcome!
     
  2. I am doing a study on playtimes and looking specifically at how I can improve our school playtimes. It would be really useful to get an insight into how playtimes are structured in different schools and any initiatives that have been set up including different areas of the playground, different equipment, games that the children have been taught etc.

    I am focusing particularly on the 4-7 age range but any insights beyond that would be very welcome!
     
  3. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    Do you have any older pupils in the school? Have you looked at the playleaders scheme?
    At one of my schools we trained year 5 pupils to be playleaders - it worked really well. The Y5 pupils enjoyed the responsibility and the younger children responded well to them. All of the Y5 were trained in the basics and a few were chosen to be 'elite' trained. We also made good use of them when the younger children were doing activity days and when other schools visited from our 'family of schools'.
    During lunch time breaks the playleaders were responsible for getting out play equipment, booking it out to pupils and collecting it in at the end of the break.
    Don't know what area you are in, but if you Google 'play leader traing for pupils ... your county' or something similar, I'm sure you'll be able to find out more.


     
  4. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    Or you might even try training! Sorry for sp.
     
  5. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    We have separate infant and junior playgrounds with different resources
    in the infant area we have trim trail type climbing/play equipment, two large sand pits with usual equipment and two large water trays, chalkboards, picnic type tables for writing and seating, a willow dome, boxes of outdoor toys, stilts, skipping ropes, balls, bubble mixture, magnifiers, raised beds for planting, net/basket ball hoops, playground markings,...
     

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