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                                                       Outdoor Play and Learning

OPAL is an award-winning programme to improve the quality of play opportunities. Here at St Peter's we highly value outdoor play and are committed to improving play for all our children.  Playtime is 20% of a child's school day and we want to ensure that this time is valued and celebrated. Not only does play provide a vital opportunity for physical development but it also provides important opportunities to learn about socialisation, co-operation, resilience, creativity and imagination – that is why play is at the very heart of our school and Growth Mindset ethos.

Mr Wood- Curriculum Play Lead

 

We celebrate play each week in our Friday celebration worship to help encourage children to recognise their positive attitude and approach to play.  

Our latest OPAL news:

opal news wk 21 01 03 2024.pdf

Previous OPAL news:

opal news wk 20 23 02 2024.pdf

opal news wk 19 09 02 2024.pdf

opal news wk 18 02 02 2024.pdf

opal news wk 17 26 01 2024.pdf

opal news wk 16 19 01 2024.pdf

opal news wk 15 12 01 2024.pdf

opal news wk 14 05 01 2024.pdf

opal news wk 13 08 12 2023.pdf

opal news wk 12 1 12 2023.pdf

opal news wk 10 17 11 2023.pdf

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opal news wk 8 3 11 2023.pdf

opal news wk 7 20 10 2023.pdf

 

opal news wk 6 13 10 2023.pdf

opal news wk 5 06 10 2023.pdf

 

opal news wk 4 29 09 2023.pdf

opal news wk 3 22 09 2023.pdf

opal news wk 2 14 09 2023.pdf

opal news wk 5 08 09 2023.pdf

 

 

Outdoor activity Ideas at home:

 

Here are some of our wonderful children in action during their playtimes: 

                           

                        

 

 

 A few words from the children after our first term of OPAL...

It’s a very positive change! - Y5 child

The mud kitchen is great because you can use it even if you forget your wellies. - Y4 child

I love climbing on the tyres - Y2 child

We have so much fun! - YR child

I love it in the tent over in the Forest School area - Y3 child

Having extra space is so good - Y3 child

Going on the grassy area means we get to see more of nature – Y1 child

We take fun things from the games shed to play with! - Y1 child

There is now much more to do, a wide range of stuff and more interesting things like the music area and the creativity in Forest School – Y6 child

I enjoyed cleaning up the tyres when they arrived! – Y6 child

It’s pretty good and a shame we're doing it just as the Year 6 children are leaving! I wish we had it earlier! Y6 child