The project will see several enhancements to the upper school playground, including the installation of our Play-fit circuit. The circuit will include a range of outdoor play-fitness equipment which children will have access to throughout the day as part of clubs, lessons and break times. Updates to the climbing wall and floor markings will also be added to refresh the wider area
As a school we champion the use of outdoor environments to support children’s development. We are continually looking for ways to enhance these environments, finding new ways to help children live, learn and laugh. As part of this mission we are delighted to announce our upcoming ‘Play-Fit Stay-Fit’ project, made possible by grant support from the Big Lottery Fund
Our Current School Council Are:
Throughout the year, we run three workshops. These last for seven weeks (an hour weekly) and finish with a Showcase where the children present to the school. The children choose their activity and work with different year groups. The children learn different skills which are planned carefully by the staff that are leading the sessions. These also promote our Learn to Learn skills. At the end of the workshop, they receive a certificate to take home. The teachers change their workshops regularly and a wide range are offered. A few examples are:
Board Games, German, Orienteering, Keyboards, Pet Care, Mosaics, Media, First Aid, Puzzles and Riddles, Lego, Ballet and Tap, Street Dance, Stories through ICT, Engineering, variety of Sports, Superheroes, Musical Theatre, Design Challenge, Problem Solving, Cookery, Graffiti Art AND MANY MORE!
Feedback from the children is extremely positive and the workshops are always mentioned by them as being “special” at Grange.
The snug has been created as a sensory area that children can access to have the opportunity to think, reflect and learn. Feedback is very positive and if they could, they would spend all day in there!
On the 3rd November, Grange had a tea party to celebrate being open for 75 years. 70 guests attended, including one of the first ever pupil! Our school council members and Mayor spoke a few words about Grange now and then gave them a tour. The guests were shown photos from the past and the log books....we are pleased to report that none of them had appeared in the punishment section!
Grange Primary School offers all children the opportunity to participate in a Forest Schools programme.
Forest Schools is an exciting way of learning that encourages, inspires and educates children through positive outdoor experiences. Emphasis is on the process of learning, with sessions being designed around the needs of the individual group, always ensuring that they are learner led.
Both children and staff are looking forward to this new addition to the school and, as equipment lorries and workmen appear over the coming weeks, we hope you will to. For regular updates on our progress please see the PE board, located outside the gym or the schools twitter feed @grange_ng10
How else do the children get involved?
Getting involved in staff interviews, conducting show rounds for new parents/visitors, judging Grange Has Talent, running mini leaders, playground pals, tuck shop, Risk Assessors/classroom roles and responsibilities, leading university workshops, learning buddies, school council, pupil voice interviews, computer support during assemblies, music during break times.