Playtimes and Lunchtimes

All year groups have a 20 minute break in the morning. All children are encouraged to play outside, with numerous activities and toys available to them. We ask that all children have a coat and wellies in school during the winter months, and sun cream and hats in the summer, so that they can take advantage of our schools’ outside spaces throughout the year.

Reception class children have break times which are flexible and responsive to the children’s needs. Younger children also enjoy an afternoon playtime.

During playtimes our children are supervised by teachers and Teaching Assistants. Whilst at play we expect the children to follow our Behaviour for Learning Policy and staff will continue to support children with their behaviour choices using the Charter for Living and Learning and the 5 point scale. All Teaching Assistants will have completed the Emergency First Aid training course. The children have access to a variety of supervised games including skipping and a variety of resources to encourage active playtimes in line with the principles of our healthy school awards. 


12.00 noon – Children in Reception have their lunch and their break ends at 1.00pm

12.30pm – Children in three year groups have their lunch

1.00pm – Children in the alternate three year groups have their lunch

1.30pm – Lunchtime ends

During lunchtime play the children are supervised by Teaching Assistants and some midday supervisors.

We have a Scrapstore Playpod on each of our sites to support imaginative play during the lunchtime play. 

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