As well as supporting children in class, it is important that we support our SEND children during unstructured times of the day such as break times, lunchtime and transition times. To find out more about how we support children in class, please visit the 'Areas of Need' page.
Responsible KS2 children are trained to be playground pals. They wear a special orange tabards to make themselves visible to the other children. They offer support to children in many ways, such as: sorting friendship issues, encouraging play, starting games, ensuring safety and reinforcing the 'hands off' policy.
Our lunchtime supervisors are familiar adults who also support the children in their lunchtimes. They again support and encourage play, keep children safe and reinforce our school expectations. They have all been trained in how to have structured conversations when dealing with behaviour and know how to follow our school behaviour policy, ensuring a consistent approach.
There is lots of activities and play equipment out at lunchtime for the children to access. This includes badminton rackets, basketballs and hoops, hula hoops, giant Connect 4, chalks, giant Jenga, books, paper and pencils, lego, train set and many more!
The children have the opportunity to enter the Pitstop at lunchtimes. They can do this if they are struggling to find someone to play with, they want to have some time indoors, they are feeling sad or worried or if they just want a break from running around. Mrs Lockley is situated in the Pitstop at this time and supports the children where necessary. There are a number of activities available such as colouring, reading and writing.
This year, we were very happy with our new addition to our playground - the Adventure Trail! There is a clear rota that states which year group can play on it on which day so that the children are safe. This encourages children to build on their balance, gross motor skills and strength.
Every lunchtime, Mrs Clarke hosts a Reading Club. Children can choose to stay indoors and read a book rather than go outside.