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I have been given the lovely job of developing the outdoors for ks1 and ks2. 

 

Looking for any lovely ideas either for small boxes of activities for each class (bats, balls etc) or bigger more sustainable things like benches, stage, huts, ground markings, etc

 

what do you have? He hat would you love?

 

thanks!

 

In the past I've seen -

A Wendy House/garden shed, a variety of bikes, trikes etc., A garden area for planting. A plastic climbing frame. That soft flooring that you can get (can't think of the name!) is great as it helps prevent too many bumps and bruises.

 

Thanks.

What's the best/most popular playground markings you've seen?

 

Snakes with numbers, traditional hop scotch-grids, tracks for bikes. I've seen flowers and all sorts.

 

There's SO many to choose from these days! Also got to buy some of them wall-panels and activity benches! But again there is SO much choice! I'm great at spending my own money but when the happiness of a few hundred kids lies in my hands alone.... ARGH!!!! pressure!! haha

 

Why not have a powerpoint presentation of all the available markings and ask the children to vote on which they would like best. It would really make them feel that it was their special area then. you could also see which are the most popular benches etc. I'd look at ones around the same price and see what you can afford first and then you know what the children can vote on.

 

So I've bought the small equipment today. Got school council lined up tomorrow, visit to another school Monday then I've got to decide!

Trying to decide whether to have plain table-benches or 1s with game/activity toppers! Both have their pros and cons.
Then it's seating & planters,
Then it's target walls
Then trim trails
... It keeps going

So if anyone has experience of choosing any of this I'd be grateful... Or if you have seen what's most popular with ks1 and ks2..

Thanks :)

 

Well most schools seem to go with the plain topped benches as you can then use them for lots of other activities.

What sort of target walls are we talking about emily?

 

In reply to Emilymoderator's post on 05/03/2013

So I've bought the small equipment today. Got school council lined up tomorrow, visit to another school Monday then I've got to decide!

Trying to decide whether to have plain table-benches or 1s with game/activity toppers! Both have their pros and cons.
Then it's seating & planters,
Then it's target walls
Then trim trails
... It keeps going

So if anyone has experience of choosing any of this I'd be grateful... Or if you have seen what's most popular with ks1 and ks2..

Thanks :)

 

Hi Emily my name is Steve i have worked in the play industry for over 10 years and we can deliver all aspects of play,from marking,to play equipment and safety surfaces.I have a website sscsafetysurfaces.co.uk.We can design and install any equipment at very competative prices.

Regards Steve

 

 

 

We have outdoor classroom boxes in each classroom containing various things to help with outdoor learning, including:

Giant chalk, crayons, clip boards, bug hunting pots, identification sheets for playground plants, flowers, clouds, birds etc.

We have canopy areas outside each classroom and fantastic grounds so we have lots of scope for outdoor learning. We also have a great pond area and willow dome. Hope you have found lots of resources etc to help!!

Sam

 

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