Reception Playground

Exciting playground developments for our early years children

We’re delighted to announce, that we’ve further improved our early years outdoor learning environment with the addition of exciting resources that will encourage our children to explore, investigate, experiment and think imaginatively.

To create a free-flowing play environment from inside the classroom to outside, we installed an excellent timber canopy to the school building.

The Canopy will provide shelter and weather protection to ensure children’s play and learning never gets disrupted.

To encourage our children to get active, we created an amazing roadway for the children to ride across on their bikes and trikes. The roadway markings also include a roundabout, shop and zebra crossing to help give children a wider understanding of the world.

With a focus on messy play, we installed the following:

Water Wall – a new hub for investigative learning which can be used to introduce children to scientific topics such as the water cycle, gravity and kinetic energy.

Water Table – this can be used to introduce children to both scientific and mathematical concepts.

Covered Sand Table – a great way to develop children’s sense of touch as they explore the wonderful characteristics of sand.

To encourage outdoor mark-making, we installed a giant whitebeard on posts which will encourages children to scribe while standing allowing for full body interaction.

For outdoor seating, we installed back-to-back planter benches. Children will be able to grow their own flowers to create a seating area fully connected with nature.

We also created a Story Telling Zone with the addition of a Story Telling Chair and Mushroom Seats.

Moreover, the children now have access to new playground markings and a giant mirror for further imaginative play opportunities.

We worked with Pentagon Play on this project and highly recommend them to any school looking to develop their outdoor area.

You can visit their website here –

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