|Last year she could still play on the swings and play structure, but I guess 4th, 5th and 6th graders don't get to do that.
That's odd, while 5th & 6th graders don't go on the swings here much(it's not cool,lol) they certainly aren't banned from them.
the older kids tend to mingle in groups, especially grade 5 & 6, not 4th so much they still play.
4th graders here play wall ball, 4 squares(until they're banned for arguing), hockey, soccer, baseball, use the swings & sometimes the play equipment/gliders, skip, hopscotch, skate, go on the snow hills when allowed, ski, play tag, pretend they're horses & use the gravel in the baseball field to make pens.
I'd go in & talk to the admin about what they can do to encourage the kids & the older kids to get involved in more activities at recess.
Here we have 4 tire swings, 4 lower swings & 4(maybe 6) higher swing. It's enough for 240ish kids.
At her grade level everything starts to become boring so there may be things for them to do but it's seen as not cool, too babyish, or just because they don't want to do it.