Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL)

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.

I would like to express my gratitude to the extent the school supports the festival of Eid Ul Adha. Not only by allowing the children a day to celebrate with their families but also by celebrating these events in the school as well.

Parent's comments

We are very happy with the school and our child’s progress.

Parent's comments

The teachers are always looking out for the children and they are nice to the children.

Parent's comments

My child loves the school and enjoys her time here.

Parent's comments

Thank you so much, our child couldn’t be happier.

Parent's comments

Pearson Primary School has gone above and beyond the realms of every day teaching and learning in this challenging year. Thank you to the wonderful staff for all they do, both seen and unseen. Our child is happy, inspired, challenged, supported and making progress – what more could we ask for?

Parent's comments

Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes are excellent. They are respectful, considerate and polite. Pupils are incredibly thoughtful and look after one another

Ofsted

Pupils work hard to be positive role models and give support to others. They are
very proud of the work they do as restorative practitioners, play buddies and wellbeing ambassadors. This is a highly inclusive school.

Ofsted

I have had a lovely afternoon hearing the Year 1 children read so thank you. I was so impressed with the calmness and maturity of the children.

Comments from a volunteer reader

I have full faith in Mrs Clarkson and her wonderful team. They have bent over backwards over the past year to make sure my daughter has an education and I know they will continue to do so. They are amazing and I am so great full for their support for my child throughout the lockdowns. They have exceeded my expectations as they always go the extra mile.

Parent's comments

Pupils feel safe and cared
for in the school. Parents agree.

Ofsted