Our New Playground
Our new playground embodies what learning at Etz Chaim is all about – meaningful learning through active and engaging experiences.
The equipment encourages our children to be independent thoughtful learners who work well with others. They are sensitive to each other’s needs – they take turns, look out for each other and work creatively together when den making.
There are endless play possibilities. The equipment promotes imaginative play through its interactive elements and natural materials. With increased opportunities for cooperation and collaboration, the children’s communication and language skills are developing at a rapid rate.
The children are able to improve their gross motor skills through the climbing area and play landscaping. The raised den is the perfect natural environment for real and role play. It is an open ended structure where the children can pretend they are in a rocket or police car, but are not limited to this, and equally can be in an enchanted forest or on another planet. These imaginative experiences are where the child initiated learning begins.
In addition to the playground equipment, the 3G astro-turf pitch has been used to develop our sports provision at lunchtime.
There is something for everyone – places to explore, places to play and places to be.