Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Progression Documents
We are very lucky to have a group of year 5 and 6 children who work alongside teaching staff and midday supervisors at playtime and lunchtime every day to encourage children to be more active. They work on both the infant and junior playgrounds to set up and manage different games and activities for the children to take part in. This has proven very popular and extremely beneficial to the children’s confidence, self-esteem and active status. It has created new friendships across the year groups and has encouraged more children to join in team gams and become more active.
The play leaders take responsibility for planning the games, sorting equipment and resources and managing the activity. They are also responsible for returning all the equipment at the end of break and ensuring it is stored safely and correctly. The children follow a rota which gives each play leader four weekly slots, a playtime and a lunchtime on the infant year and a playtime and lunchtime on the junior yard. There is also a rotation system for which year groups take part in the planned activities to reduce participants in each game, ensure safety of the children and maximise the game. Last year the children were awarded yellow play leaders hoodies which they wear with pride.