We are very proud to be part of a project to improve opportunities for physical activity, socialisation, cooperation, coordination, resilience, creativity, imagination and enjoyment through improved play at Pearson Primary.
The OPAL project is based on the idea that, as well as learning through good teaching, your children also learn when they play. As 20% of their time in school is playtime, we want to make sure that this amount of time (equivalent to 1.4 years of primary school) is as good as possible. We are really excited about this project and hope that you will support us in our efforts to improve playtime for all children.
Our OPAL Curriculum Leader is Mrs Neale and our OPAL Play Coordinator is Mrs Maw. If you would like to learn more about the OPAL Primary Programme, please have a look at the OPAL website (www.outdoorplayandlearning.org.uk), where you will find lots of useful information and several videos about the programme.
Please click on the video below to see how Knop Law Primary have developed their play offer. This is what we aspire to be like.
As we improve play opportunities for your children, you will find that we more regularly ask you for resources while we make changes to how the children use the school grounds. Please see a list below of Loose Part Donations that we will always welcome in to school. As we will be using more of the grounds, for more of the year, your children may get a bit messier, be exposed to more challenges and have greater freedoms to play where, with whom and how they like. The experiences we are fostering are essential for children’s physical and mental wellbeing and are in line with all current good practice advice on health and safety, wellbeing and development.