Opal – New Playtime Arrangements

Playtime makes up 20% of the time that children spend at school, so we want to make sure that children get every opportunity to build their  physical, emotional, social and intellectual development…. and to have LOTS of fun while they’re doing it.

Working alongside OPAL, over the next 12 months, children will be  offered new challenges and allowed to play with a range of new equipment and resources.  As we introduce new play items, we will use play assemblies to talk through the potential risks, as well as develop a set of boundaries agreed with the children so that they know what they can and can’t do with the resources available to them.

This week, we introduced tyres, crates and chair tops. You can see from the photographs how much fun we had.

You may find that your child is a little dirtier when they arrive home, but we promise that the experiences and learning that will have taken place have been worth the mess. Please let them wear clothes and coats to school that they are allowed to get dirty.

Huge thanks to the Friends of Myatt Garden for their fabulous support. You’re helping to make our playtimes amazing!!



With the help of our wonderful volunteer gardeners Mima and Martin, our children all helped plant this glorious meadow at the front of the school.  Stop and have a look as you walk by the front of the school on Rokeby Road.



Earlier this year some of our children enjoyed working with our volunteer gardeners Mima and Martin to plant seeds for the garden area at the front of the school.