Foundation Stage Outdoor Area &
Back Playground Alterations 2011
Phase 1 (Summer Holiday 2011)
In 2011, we decided to the revamp the outdoor area that the Foundation Stage pupils use. Some of the furniture was starting to show wear and tear, with rotten wood evident, so we took the opportunity to redesign the complete area. We started by clearing the old plants and furniture first. Then we had a fencing company change the position of the green metal fence and add some new sections. This was to create a separate 'corridor' to enter and exit the main playground by.
Phase 2 (October Half Term Holiday 2011)
By the time we reached the half term holiday in October, we had a contractor scheduled in to resurface our Foundation Stage playground.
Phase 3 (November 2011)
We continued to improve the look of the area when the Prince's Trust provided students from Hull College to paint a wall mural and floor decorations.
Phase 4 (February & March 2012)
All that was needed to complete the project was the planting of shrubs and trees and some astro turf!
Green Fingers !
On Wednesday 29th February, David Longthorne arrived bright and early to help us plant the shrubs and trees that he had brought from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Caitlyn, Martina, Dawid, Michael, Shannon, Mohsin, Charlie and Milenna from phase 4/5 were there to dig and suggest where they could be planted. Amongst the items were a birch tree, willows, ivy and box. They also planted bluebells and snowdrops. Once these get established, we should have a colourful and varied border to our outdoor area. We were all grateful to David Longthorne for his invaluable support and encouragement.
On Monday 5th March, our Foundation Stage area saw the removal of the old turf and the arrival of some high quality astro turf! In less than a day it was transformed. Instead of becoming a muddy mess, we should have many years of authentic looking grass for our youngest pupils to enjoy!
Playground Equipment (Summer Holiday 2011)
During the summer holidays, we also replaced the remaining adventure trail equipment as the wood had started to go rotten on the existing equipment.