Fit to Learn Lunchtimes
FIT TO LEARN LUNCHTIMES
A major priority of our PE/Sports Premium funding has been to address lunchtimes as the ideal way to enable 25/30 minutes of active, positive 'well-being' play with the aim for such lunchtimes to provide a Fit To Learn outcome that immediately has a positive impact upon the learning to follow in that vital afternoon time. We have created a whole new approach to lunchtimes. Rather than a traditional playground we have established play zones which create opportunities for structured games and well resourced play activities alongside adult and pupil led provision to formulate the most unique playground you will see. The zones outlined below are rotated weekly so that a range of them (but not all) are on offer at any one time. Choices are made based upon popularity, capacity, weather conditions and time of year. We have transformed this large underutilised space into a key part of our wider enrichment offer and, in the process, continue to work towards 60 active minutes each day in school. Mental and physical well-being can be greatly enhanced with positive and active lunchtimes - this is our unique solution.Take a look at our map below and step outside at lunchtime to see a range of these zones in action!
Our 'Lunchtime Sports Play Leader: Miss Lloyd' manages and organise this provision on a daily basis and has a developing team of School Ambassadors to assist her.
I, Mrs Hinchliffe, have taken on the wider project management of this work to look at the wider implementation, progression and its continuing impact.
As part of the brief, we ensure that lunchtimes are managed by school leaders and supporting staff, with teaching assistants and teachers rotating their work outdoors to spend time in each of the zones playing alongside the children.
Mr Denton runs his Football Zone each day for years 5&6. This is the only zone that operates every day and takes place in our new Mayfield Stadium 'Football Arena'.
We have planned lunchtime breaks to ensure that we only ever have a small number of children in the playground at any one time, making the resources in the zones more accessible, helping with safety and management and ensuring that there is plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the activities.
Its different. Its fun. Its why 'new' Mayfield is a unique and fabulous place to be.
Remember our three major goals for our project!
1) Increase active participation in games and sports for key groups of children for up to 30 minutes per day.
2) To feel mentally ready for learning in the afternoon.
3) To create leadership opportunities and responsibilities for our children.
USING OUR PE/SPORTS PREMIUM FUNDING AND OUR MAYFIELD TOGETHER FUND RAISING EFFORTS.