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Intent – What is Woodlane aiming to achieve through its Playtime Provision?
- To build self-esteem and confidence in Woodlane pupils.
- To develop pupils’ personal, social and emotional development.
- To develop and encourage pupils’ creativity and curiosity.
- To encourage collaboration and teamwork.
- To develop resilience and self-determination.
- To support positive play behaviours.
- To ensure that all pupils are provided with opportunities to play and interact.
- To teach and reinforce positive social interaction skills.
- To develop literacy skills through interactions, imaginative play and storytelling.
- To develop numeracy skills through problem-solving, construction activities, games and through interactions and use of language.
- To provide choice that allows pupils to express their own interests.
- To allow a balance of structured and less structured playtimes.
Implementation – How is the Woodlane Playtime Provision delivered?
- The Playtime Provision is delivered every lunchtime and is overseen by the TA teacher leader who takes overall responsibility for planning and implementation with the support of the TA team.
- High quality adult interactions are at the heart of Woodlane’s Playtime Provision.
- We have a high staff: child ratio to support these high quality interactions and to demonstrate positive play behaviours.
- Planning is responsive to pupils needs and interests.
- Activities offer different levels of challenge and adult interactions successfully support challenge for all pupils.
- Activities are refreshed regularly to maintain interest and curiosity.
- All staff are involved in planning and understand the rationale behind the Playtime Provision.
- Staff allocated zoned areas of the playground:
Creative (small scale art, storytelling, smallworld, music and performance)
Messy play (water, mud kitchen, large scale art)
Construction (Den building, small scale and large scale construction with a variety of mediums including wooden blocks, planks, crates)
Basketball (Shot practice and team games)
Cage (Monday, Wednesday – Football, Tuesday - Parachute games, Thursday and Friday team games (rotated on a half-termly basis))
Gym area (Outdoor gym equipment offering opportunities for lower and upper body exercise)
Games area (snakes and ladders, connect 4, chess, draughts or open-ended pupil choice)
Impact – What difference is the Woodlane Playtime Provision making on pupils?
- Pupils will be able to apply the skills learnt during the Playtime provision during less structured but still highly supervised times, for example during morning break and before school.
- Pupils will develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
- Pupils will develop their social and communication skills to enable them to develop friendships.
- There will be a reduction in behaviour referrals at playtimes (as per our School Development Plan).
- Pupils look forward to playtime and feel they are involved in the development of the Woodland Playtime Provision.
- Pupils will develop their imaginative and expressive play to allow them to explore the world around them.
* Please see our annual SEF/SIP for further details.