Playground Leaders coming soon...
Why do we have Playground Leaders?
- To try and make our playgrounds more active.
- To have good role models at playtimes and lunch times.
What do we do?
Invite other children to join in with our games.
Be there to listen to someone who has a problem
Be a role model
Look around to see if anyone needs a buddy
Teach a new game
Remind others of playground rules
Tell children off
Force children to play games
Lift children up
We can even perform our duties when it is wet/indoor play...
Commitment and Imagination is key.
Playground Leaders training. 2019/20
We are trained and able to use the STEP framework to organise activities on the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 playgrounds.
S- Space. Where is the activity/game going to take place? Size of area you are working in.
T- Task/Rules. Ways to travel.
P- How many people can play?
We make sure all rules are explained clearly before the game starts, we answer any questions children have about the game.
We can adapt well known games by changing only one of the above steps. We can also teach skills as well as be there as a listener for anyone who needs someone to talk to on the playground.
List of games and ideas
February- We are training up the new recruits. We have made changes to our groups and to our timetable. We have chosen some buddies to tidy and sort the playground buddy box. We are beginning to make a list of playground equipment that we would like in order to play our games. Some children have been round the classes to take about respect, and respecting the outdoor pay equipment.
December- We had a meeting to discuss things that are going well, we shared good practise and spoke about the children who are being good role models.
4th October- Our training has been completed, all children were enthusiastic, imaginative, dedicated and hard working- all children will receive their certificate for completion. We can't wait to get started!
May- We have recently been meeting up on lunchtimes to discuss our role as a playground leader and to make changes to our timetable. Our new timetable is more relaxed and groupings have changed. We are currently thinking about training up new playground leaders to join our team, we are thinking about recruiting some Year 4 children. We have been sharing good practise and ideas too.
4th February-We are currently taking a well deserved rest this week from the playgrounds to sort, organise and refresh our outdoor play equipment. We will be back to duty soon!