Playground markings are the ally that every teacher seeks to have when educating their pupils. A fresh, safe, relaxed, and interesting environment will make children more willing to take in new information and the same applies to literacy lessons! We offer a wide variety of playground markings which will help you teach literacy to your pupils, while keeping them active, happier, and healthier!
Teach the alphabet with playground markings
Learning letters is essential for kids on their journey towards good literacy and our alphabet playground markings are the perfect choice for them to enjoy the adventure and effectively develop spelling, reading, and writing skills.
Dragons, snails and all manner of other friendly creatures will keep the attention of your pupils on your lesson, helping them learn the alphabet a-z and have lots of fun while doing so. The alphabet caterpillar, for example, is a colourful and engaging way to teach KS1 school children the letters, their order, and their upper and lowercase forms, while keeping them active, hopping along and having fun with their classmates on the playground.
The alphabet footprint trail markings are the perfect choice to brighten blank pathways around your school grounds and put even more emphasis on active learning. Children will learn the order of the letters within the alphabet just by walking, jumping or even running along them. You could even add it to the playground around your different play areas too. They are fantastic for keeping kids from wandering off.
Learning phonics made easy with playground markings
Teaching phonics will help KS1 and KS2 school children immensely in improving their reading and writing skills, by helping them learn the different sounds and spellings whilst keeping them engaged. Whether they’re reaching for the stars in a rocket or simply hopping over lily pads with the frogs at the nearby pond, your pupils will enjoy every second of your outdoor phonics lessons!
Our phonics markings cover phases 1-5 and offer a variety of engaging themes for your pupils to interact with and enjoy. Practice dictating words to the class while using the phonics markings as a guide, or maybe you could use the environment to listen to nearby sounds and get your pupils to seek them out on the phonics markings. Jumping between the phonics and running around the “classroom” are allowed and even endorsed by the design’s vibrant colours!
Words and fun games
Games and learning go perfectly well together, which is why playground markings are such a good resource for helping infant and primary children to get happier and healthier.
Our alphabet jump playground marking, will invite pupils to learn, while being active and socialising more. Have the pupils take turns jumping through the alphabet from a-z or the other way around as a warmup.
Using the alphabet jump markings to teach new words and their spelling is even more fun for kids. Give each of your pupils a word and watch them jump from letter to letter as you spell it out for them. Then take a moment to explain the new word and pick the next eager participant! For the next session, you can have the children show off the words they have learned, by jumping and spelling them out on their own. If you want to be creative, you could even let kids introduce themselves to their classmates by using the alphabet jump playground markings, to spell out their names.
Learning shapes, letters, and colours at the same time is a blast with the shapes alphabet playground marking – developing their fitness as they hop from shape to shape, calling them out to the rest of the class. Will they find their initials and what shapes and colours are they located on? It’s so easy to test the knowledge of your pupils while they are having tons of fun practicing their literacy and geometry.
There is always something new for children to do and every lesson becomes a breeze with the help of our literacy playground markings! Knowledge is gained more effectively and better retained through fun games out in the fresh air, where pupils can be more active and closer to nature. Be sure to give our friendly team a call so we can help you create a playground perfect for learning literacy!
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