This year we have worked hard to improve lunch time provision. The School council have also made several suggestions and presented their ideas in assembly.
The following has been put into place:
We have trained a number of children as ‘play leaders’ these children. Have learned a number of games including retro games and singing games and they teach other children how to play these in the playground.
Peer Mediators are dutifully carrying out their duties. They support lunch times in a number of way and are also trained to help children to resolve conflict.
We have zones in the playground and an adult supervises that area of the playground. The school council are also working in posters that they would like to put up in the playground.
For those children who find the hubbub of the playground overwhelming and like to spend some time inside playing games in a safe space.
We have increased the time that activities are available for the children to use.
We have replaced the Totstar coaches with two new coaches: Jordan and Raheem. These coaches are employed by the school and will also support afternoon PE lessons and will deliver after school clubs.
We use a conflict resolution approach that encourages children to take responsibility for their actions and to consider how others are feeling. All staff and children have had some training related to this.
Lilly from year 3 asked me on Wednesday why there is so much to do in our playground and told me that she thinks RPS is the best school. We totally agree with you Lilly. If any children have other ideas for improving play times please let me know.