Think Before You Start - Discuss

What makes playtime so important?

Why do we schedule playtime when we do?

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Quick-Fire Questions

  1. Do children need playtime, and why?
  2. How much playtime do you have in school and how do you spend it?
  3. How could playtime be better in your school?
  4. How can you make playtime more educational?

Key Words -
Can you use them in a sentence?

Playtime: a period of time in the school day when children are allowed to go outside and play.

Skill: the ability to do something well or with expertise.

Be The Teacher -
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Scientists, have evidence that says shorter play times can put children in bad moods making it harder too work in the classroom?

Stretch Yourself...

Write a short letter to ask your headteacher their thoughts on playtime and to request any changes you think are important.

Go Create...

Create a poster or video explaining the benefits of playing different games together.

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In a four month research study supported by the UCL Institute of Education, we worked with 200 KS2 students across three schools to measure the efficacy of our approach.

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