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Reception playtime?

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by Pumpkin1988, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. Pumpkin1988

    Pumpkin1988 New commenter

    Hi everyone

    We are currently reviewing our reception timetable and I was curious to know if your reception have a playtime in the morning and/or afternoon or do you have continuous outdoor provision?

    If you do have continuous outdoor provision do all children go outside at some point during the day (excluding lunchtime) or is it purely down to if they choose to or not?

    Many thanks for any information :)
  2. TeacherMan19

    TeacherMan19 Occasional commenter

    When I worked in England, we had continuous provision indoor and outdoor all morning. Then they had a seperate playtime before coming in for phonics (and then on to dinner).
    No afternoon playtime.
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  3. neverstopdreaming

    neverstopdreaming New commenter

    I’ve worked in three different schools and none of them have had a separate playtime for Reception. In all the schools we’ve had free flow inside and outside all morning and afternoon so I’ve never really seen the point of having a separate playtime. It’s their choice if they go out or stay indoors but I’ve never had a child who never went outside at all during free flow. Personally I think it interrupts their play for no good reason but that’s purely my opinion. Some people like the children to have a playtime. At all the schools the children all played outside at lunchtime - sometimes in their outdoor area, sometimes in the playground.
  4. Pumpkin1988

    Pumpkin1988 New commenter

    Thank you neverstopdreaming and TeacherMan19, it's helpful to hear what others are doing :)

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