The Primary PE and Sport Premium Funding for Thermoplastic Playground Markings

The Primary PE and Sport Premium Funding

The Government in England has provided additional premium funding of over £150 million per annum since 2013/14 to improve PE and school sport in primary schools. From September 2017, the funding will be doubled to enable primary schools to make further improvements to the quality and breadth of the PE and sport they offer.

The premium funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on PE and school sport provision in schools. Ofsted will assess how primary schools spend their PE and sport premium; schools are required to publish information about their use of the premium on their website.

Thermoplastic Playground Markings are a great way to use this funding wisely, and with a range of Thermoplastic Playground Markings for all types of exercise first4playgrounds will definitely have something you’re looking for.

The Schools must spend the funding on PE and Sports provisions. A Definition of the criteria that each school must meet when spending the funding can be found at this link.

Physical Activity

Physical Activity is classed as Education, Sports and Dance activities. There are a range of markings www.first4playgrounds.co.uk provide which are a suitable choice. An example I personally have chosen for you is the Dance Class.

Dance Class

Dance class moves has five learning positions and one instructor circle.  The game teaches children left and right co-ordination with this fun playground marking. The children can dance together to music or let the children use as a playtime activity.  This playground marking uses a variety of coloured thermoplastic shapes and will add fun and to any school playground.

As Cycling is one of the aspects classed as Physical Activity by Ofsted another great example of a Physical Activity Playground Markings is a Cycle Track.

Cycle Track

Our Cycle Tracks are designed to be used by bikes and scooters. They can include Roundabouts, Zebra Crossings, Parkings Bays, Stop Signs and Traffic lights. As well as a range of other graphics e.g. Schools, Houses, Petrol Garages etc.

Physical Education

Physical Education is the planned, progressive learning that takes place in school curriculum timetabled time and which is delivered to all pupils. A Great example for an addition to P.E is the Rounders Pitch.

Rounders Pitch

The rounders pitch allows for ordered playing of rounders on the yard,  it is around 20m x 15m in diameter.

School Sport

School Sport is the structured learning that takes place beyond the curriculum (i.e. in the extended curriculum) within school settings. A great example of a school sport playground marking would a the Activity Trail, coming in two difficulty levels for different aged children (Activity Trail and Adventure Trail).

Activity Trail

Adventure Trail

The activity trail is a colourful and exciting playground game for children to use for all ages. The activity trail can designed to fit any play area to suit individual schools. The total length of the activity trail is 30m, this can be altered to fit any school playground area.

For more information visit www.first4playgrounds.co.uk.

Thermoplastic Playground markings at Nunthorpe Primary School in Middlesborough

Playground Markings at Nunthorpe Primary

first4playgrounds installation team just completed a range of Thermoplastic Playground Markings at Nunthorpe Primary School in Middlesborough.

Firstly this Adventure trail was installed. This is a great way to keep kids active. The kids love running around and completing the course.

Adventure Trail

Next the team installed a ‘Whats the Time Mr Wolf’. This is a great game for the younger children.

Whats the Time Mr Wolf

Next a Rocket Hopscotch. A twist off our classic Hopscotch Marking.

Rocket Hopscotch

Then the team installed this World Map. This is a great game for young children learning Geography. The Continents are colour co-ordinated and annotated. The oceans are also.

World Map

Finally the team installed this Five Lane Olympic Sprint. This is a great way to keep children active and Practicing their athletics.

Five Lane Olympic Sprint

1-100 Snakes and Ladders at a Primary School in Blaydon, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Snakes and Ladders, Blaydon

first4playgrounds installation team recently completed a 1-100 Snakes and Ladders Playground Marking at a Primary School in Blaydon, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Revamp

This was a revamp of an old existing Snakes and Ladders Marking. You can see the team here working over the top of the pre-existing marking.

Snakes and Ladders

Blaydon Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders

This looks great and the school were very pleased with the transformation of the playground.

Themroplastic Playground Markings at a Primary School in Coventry

Playground Markings in Coventry

first4playgrounds installation team just recently completed a range of Thermoplastic Playground Markings at a primary school in Coventry.

The first of these Playground Markings was this World Map.

World Map

World Map

This is a great Educational Playground Marking. Helping Children with Geography and understanding the world continents.

Next we installed this Solar System.

Solar System

Jupiter, Solar System

Saturn, Solar System

Uranus, Solar System

Neptune, Solar System

This is one of our most popular markings due to its educational value helping young children learn about Physics, the Solar System and the Universe.

Next we installed this Roman Numeral Line Hopscotch.

Roman Numeral Line Hopscotch

This is a great marking for young children learning History and Roman Numerals. It is also a good marking for practicing Numeracy and Mathematics.

Then The Team Installed these two Chessboards.

Chessboard

Chessboard

Schools normally purchase 2 ft chessboard pieces and classes are held outside with team chess matches, training the young minds of tomorrow.

Lastly the team installed this 3-D Compass pointing North.

3-D Compass

Thermoplastic Playground Markings at a Primary School in Blakelaw, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Playground Markings in Newcastle Upon Tyne

first4playgrounds installation team just completed a range of Thermoplastic Playground Markings at a Primary School in Blakelaw, Newcastle Upon Tyne. This consisted of a Half Solid 1-100 Snakes and Ladders Grid and an Olympic Sprint Track.

Firstly the team installed this Half Solid 1-100 Snakes and Ladders Marking.

1-100 Snakes and Ladders Half Solid

1-100 Snakes and Ladders Half Solid

 

Snakes and Ladders Half Solid 1-100

 

With each square at 600mm this grid was huge! This is one of our most popular markings.

Next our team installed this 5 Lane Olympic Sprint.

25m Olympic Sprint

This Marking is a great addition to any school or play area. Encouraging children to get active and stay fit !

Thermoplastic Playground Markings at a Primary School in Hawick, Scotland.

Playground Markings, Hawick

first4playgrounds installation team just completed a range of Thermoplastic Playground Markings at a Primary School in Hawick, Scotland.

The first of these markings, a ‘Whats the time Mr Wolf’. This markings really is great fun for the children and is always their favourite.

Whats the Time Mr Wolf

Secondly our team installed this Basketball/Football Court. This had to be Primed with a resin bonding agent before the team began the work. This is normally the case on older tarmac.

Football/Basketball Court

Next the team installed this Activity Trail. With this Mirror me in the centre.

Activity Trail + Mirror Me

Then a Target Throw. This is a great game for children practicing numeracy skills like addition and subtraction. As the children have to add their scores.

Target Throw

The next thing installed was a Standing Long Jump.

Standing Long Jump

The standing Long Jump is a great game for children to monitor their athletic progress. It also keeps children active and healthy.

1-100 Grid

Lastly The team installed this 1-100 Grid. The 1-100 Grid is one of our most popular Playground Markings. Helping Primary School Children of all ages to progress in their Mathematical ability.

 

Thermoplastic Playground Markings at a Primary School in Bishop Aukland

Playground Markings in Bishop Aukland

first4playgrounds installation team just recently completed a range of Thermoplastic Playground Markings at a Primary School in Bishop Aukland. Firstly our team installed a full size Football Court. Around the court lay eight game stations.

Football court

The first of these game stations was a 1-100 Line gird.

1-100 Line Grid

The 1-100 Line Grid is an excellent addition to any school playground. Helping children of all ages learn and practice numeracy skills.

The second game station was Zig-Zag Lines. Great for Co-ordination and Balance.

Zig-Zag Lines

Next came a Box station. Where students choose which exercise they would like to do. Helping Lucidity and Flexibility by doing simple exercises and stretches on a day to day basis.

Box Station

For the forth station our team installed an A-Z Snake. Not only does this game Brighten up the yard and look great, it is a Brilliant way for children to learn the alphabet, practice literacy, and stay active.

A-Z Snake

Next the team installed two ladder runs.

Ladder Runs

Then another box station.

Box Station

For Station number seven the team installed random shapes.

Random Shapes

Lastly the team installed this Traditional Hopscotch. One of our most loved favourites.

Hopscotch

Thermoplastic Playground Markings at a Primary School in Throckley, Newcastle

Playground Markings in Throckley

first4playgrounds recently completed a range of Thermoplastic Playground Markings at a Primary School in Throckley, Newcastle. These markings consisted of a 12 times table grid, Piggy in the Middle, a Smiley Face Compass Clock and a Spell Jump.

Firstly the team installed this twelve times table grid.

12 Times Table Grid

The Twelve Times Table Grid is a great addition to any playground. It is a great interactive way for children of all ages and abilities to practice their times tables and general numeracy skills.

Spell Jump

Secondly the team installed this spell jump. The Spell Jump is a great game for young children learning and practicing the alphabet. The Spell Jump is not only great for younger students, but for improving literacy in all ages of Primary School Children. Also it is a great fun game and can be played in several fun ways.

Piggy in The Middle

Thirdly, our team installed this Piggy in The Middle. This is great fun game for keeping children active. As children really enjoy playing it.

Smiley Face Clock Compass

Lastly this Smiley Face Clock Compass was installed. This is installed to directly point to north.

Thermoplastic Playground Markings at Birtley East Primary School in Gateshead

Playground Markings at Birtley East Primary School

first4playgrounds installation team have just completed a range of Thermoplastic Playground Markings at Birtley East Primary School in Gateshead, Newcastle-Upon Tyne. These markings consisted of a Cycle Track and a School logo.

The team started by marking out the Cycle Track.

Before…..

Once the track had been marked out and was suitably fitted the team began to lay the lines.

During….

Then the team began adding the roundabouts, traffic lights and zebra crossings.

After completing the track and adding the last final touches, the yard had been completely transformed into an exciting play area for the children to return to in September.

After….

Cycle Track

Once the Houses, Trees and other finishing touches had been added the Track looked great! The Cycle Track is a great addition to any School Playground because it is loved by all the children who play on them.

Finally the team installed the school logo outside the main entrance of the school.

Birtley East Primary School Logo

Thermoplastic Playground Markings at a Primary School in Paisley, Scotland

Playground Markings in Paisley, Scotland

first4playgrounds installation team just recently completed a range of Thermoplastic Playground Markings. At a Primary School in Paisley, Scotland. This consisted of a Cycle Proficiency Track and full size football court. Inside the Football court were two smaller courts, Volleyball and Netball.

Football Court (Yellow) + Netball Court (Red)

Football Court (Yellow) + Volleyball (Blue)

Firstly the team installed this full size Football Court. Inside of this two smaller courts have been installed, Volleyball and Netball.

Next the team installed this Cycle Proficiency Track with a 30 meter roundabout.

Cycle Proficiency Track

The Cycle Proficiency Track is a great addition to any school playground. Allowing the children to practice road safety in a safe area. This means children can gain road confidence before going onto actual roads. Tracks can be manipulated to fit any school play area.