The new Play Leaders have made a great start on issuing playground equipment at break times. Within the coming weeks, they will be trained in leading games to lead for other children to join in with.
As you will have noticed - we have new playground markings! Children have already started to use these and have been making up their own games. In the coming weeks, the Play Leaders will be teaching children different games to be played on the markings. Thank you to the PTA who have helped to raise money for this.
On Monday 18th February, Mrs Evans and Mr Wright (from the PTA) came into school for a special assembly all about playground equipment. The PTA have worked hard to raise money for brand new equipment which has made our playtimes even more fun and enjoyable. We have had: tail balls, jumbo dominoes, footballs, sponge balls, bean bag catchers and catch cups all added to our collection of equipment. We asked some children what they thought of the new equipment:
‘The new equipment is super because there’s more for everyone to play with.’ Ezekiel Y4
‘I like the bean bag catchers the best because they’re challenging.’ Hannah Y6
‘It’s really fun. I like the tail balls the best!’ Ruby Y3
We hope that the children continue to enjoy the equipment.
Mia and Kuba (Cheetahs)
From Meerkats: Lara, Ashton, Finn, Filip, Amelia and Oliver.
From Cheetahs: Elodie, Summer, Evie, Ella,Thomas, Coline, James, Kuba, William, Anna, Murron, Flossie, Eve, Jessica, Grace and Mia.
From Flamingos: Eleanor, Anabel, Madeline, Bea, Theo, Hannah, Henry, Conor, Amelie, Megan, Lizzie and Harrison.
The role of a playleader
Playtimes are very busy times and the playleaders have been working hard to hand out equipment and lead games. We will soon be meeting to look at what needs replacing in the playleader shed and what we would like to buy for the rest of the school to play with.
During the past two week, our Play Leaders have been trained and are now looking forward to starting their role in school. During the training session, they had the opportunity to practice organising groups, delivering games and they considered how to give simple and clear instructions.
They will soon be starting to lead play time games, and intend to do a whole survey of what children at Oatlands Junior School enjoy playing.