Time is precious. This saying is especially true within primary schools. For the children, their time in primary school is relatively short; the memories that they make are vivid and long lasting and the lessons they learn are the building blocks of their lives within education.
For teachers, there is a lot to teach in the little time that they have with their pupils. Break times and lunch times are a vital time for pupils to have a change of scene, recharge and come back to class energised for the learning that will follow.
All educators understand that negative encounters experienced over break times can have a huge impact on children’s attitudes and therefore on the quality and effectiveness of learning taking place in the classroom.