The children have always enjoyed themselves at break and lunch time, playing nicely and being very creative with their space, but we asked them how they would like their playground to be improved. The children asked for various resources and extra equipment to be added to the playground. With the help of our amazing Learning Assistants, who work really hard at break times to make sure the children are safe and having fun, we came up with a plan to improve the outside area.
Equipment was ordered and zones created, based on what the children have asked for. We now have a ball area, tyre/construction zone, sand pit, bike zone, a chill out hut with reading and drawing, a stage area, role play zone and hula hooping.
The children have settled into the new playground really well and it has been great to watch them share, play nicely together, be creative and take on responsibilities to look after the zones and resources.
All the feedback from children has been positive. Here are some quotes from Year One and two-
“There’s a really nice goal to play football.” Yun Chiang
“You can draw outside.” Penny
“I like the reading zone and reading books.” Olivia
“I like the hula hoop area because I can do two at a time.” Benthe
“I like to write because it is so much fun.” Chloe
“I like the reading area.” Ailiya
“I like the drawing area because you can draw what you want.” Andrea
“I like the ball area because we can play football.” Eunsen
“I like the ball zone because I can juggle.” Fred
“I like the sand because it is so fun.” Frederik
“I like the writing area because I can write in cursive too.” Eileen
“The skipping ropes are really useful because you can practise jumping and playing different games with them.” Leta
“We love the dressing up area.” Panika and Taylor
“It’s fun building a house with the tyres.” Vilgot
And finally 2L said… “We love the football area, the sand is fun and we enjoy drawing because it is relaxing.”
A fantastic start to the new playground zones. We are looking forward to seeing how we can develop them in the summer term.
Becki Green, Year 1 Class Teacher