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Northmead Junior School

Northmead Junior School

Newsletter Issue 10

Safeguarding and Behaviour - The second part of our communication to provide examples of policy in practice and will explain the routines at morning break.

Morning break lasts from 10.45 - 11am. The children are able to bring a healthy snack of fruit or vegetables to keep them going until lunch time. The rules at break are simple: children must walk down the walking zone: they play in zoned areas of the playground which are organised for year groups on a rota basis - the climbing frame, the outdoor gym, sand pits, adventure trail and all weather pitch. Other areas of the playground are used for ball games, skipping and chase. A quiet zone is in the outdoor classroom for drawing and colouring and construction play when the weather is good. High standards of behaviour are expected and seen at playtime. Supervisors wear pink fluorescent jackets if they are on general duty and blue fluorescent jackets if they are supporting a particular child to enjoy playtime 1:1. Physical aggression is not tolerated and on the rare occasion this happens children have the privilege of being on the playground taken away and they do some work inside instead. At the end of playtime a whistle is blown, all children stand still and then playground supervisors call a year group at a time to walk back into class. Weekly equipment monitors, chosen on a Monday in assembly, are responsible for ensuring all playground equipment is put away in the year group trolleys.