Y5 Play Leaders put on a fantastic afternoon for Key Stage 1

All year 5 children took part in the Play Leader’s programme just before half term where they were trained to become ‘teachers’!

The children loved the opportunity to see what it is like to be on the otherside of the classroom or field! And they acknowledged that it is not as easy as it looks!

Firstly they learned what makes a good leader and worked on qualities such as responsibility and safety.

They got to practise their skills on each other and were introduced to some new games some with and some without equipment.

Using the principles of STEP (Space, Task, Equipment and People) they then made up their own games which they would be evaluated on when teaching the Key Stage 1 children. They also had to include a warm up and cool down in their assessment.

During the assessment each group of four or five Play Leaders had to teach 11 or 12 Key Stage 1 children. Favourite games inlcuded relay races, tag, traffic lights, beans and DVD player.

The year 5s did an excellent job and Mrs Burr the Play Leader teacher was extremely proud of them. “They will make excellent role models and leaders for the Key Stage 1 children who they will be teaching next year at play times,” she said.