Playtimes

We encourage children to play co-operatively and creatively. They are allowed to bring a small softball or a pocket toy to play with at break times. Occasionally the children like to play with the latest ‘craze’ such as ‘football cards’. We like the children to play different games and sometimes these ‘crazes’ can encourage co-operative play and keep the children out of trouble. We reserve the right to make decisions about these at the time. Children must be responsible for their own belongings and not play with them during lesson time.

We have secured the services of a Play Ranger who is in school for a lunchtime, supports groups of children in the afternoon and runs an outdoor after school club until 5pm. Play Rangers enhance opportunities for children and young people to play. They provide resources and encourage positive risk taking and build relationships. This enables the children and young people to feel safe and able to explore both themselves and the world around them, through their freely chosen play.

The children are encouraged to eat a piece of fruit at playtime. We do not allow wrapped snacks as not only are we promoting healthy eating but are also trying to be environmentally aware and do not want extra litter.