Playground Group

In our infant P1-3 Playground Pupil Voice Group we made a number of aims to ensure the safety and inclusion of all the pupils in the playground.

We began by understanding what the word ‘inclusion’ means and had discussions around friendships and playing together. We watched ‘Daniel Tiger – I Feel Left Out’ to start our conversation and this helped us to understand how to include people and respect their decisions.

In the video we noticed that the characters were:

  • Feeling sad
  • Feeling left out
  • Feeling jealous
  • Refusing to share toys
  • Not letting someone play or join in

To overcome these situations, the characters showed us that there are many things you can do:

  • Sing to make someone feel better
  • Hug someone when they are sad
  • Talk about how you are feeling with someone you trust
  • Find another friend to play with
  • Find another task to do
  • Ask someone why they don’t want to play and respect their decision

Our Pupil Voice Group made up a list of rules that should be followed in the playground. We spoke about things that might get us into trouble or things we should be doing to keep ourselves and others safe and thing we should be doing to make sure everyone in included.

  • No pushing
  • No hitting, kicking or punching
  • No toys outside (they might get lost)
  • Don’t go up the banking
  • Don’t walk on the wall
  • Don’t drop your litter (put it in the bin)
  • No swearing
  • Play nicely
  • Make sure everyone has a friend
  • Be kind to others

Once we had established an understanding of the above, we went outside and started to learn different Playground Games that we can play in a group.

Group Aims 

  1. To establish playground rules
  2. To establish a buddy system
  3. To learn circle time games and teach classmates and other children in the playground how to play them
  4. To learn group games and teach classmates and other children in the playground how to play them
  5. To learn tig and marking games and teach classmates and other children in the playground how to play them
  6. To create an information booklet for each classroom so all lower school classes have a joined understanding of the playground procedures

Posters 🙂 

In the first session, after we spoke about rules, inclusion and kindness, we designed the following posters – which will appear in our Playground Information Booklets 🙂 The aim of the poster was to draw a picture of you in the playground, playing with your friend 🙂

Remember to stay safe at home during this time, if you want to play some of the games we learned then why not teach the adults and/or siblings in your house and play them in the back garden 🙂

Lots of Love

Miss Fulton & the Playground Pupil Voice Group x

Haud Tae The Lair

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