Our Learning Environment
In Drakes we have lots of exciting and inviting areas that will spark your imagination. Take a look at our learning environment!
We love to have lots of creative fun in the Construction Area! We have lots of differing shapes and sizes of building blocks for you to build models and creations. I wonder where your imagination will take you? Maybe you might build a famous landmark, a tower, a sky scraper, a theme park, an airport or a train! The possibilities are endless.
We love to read at Propps Hall School! Our reading corner is a lovely place where you can relax and get cosy with your favourite superhero and story book. You can use masks and capes to get into the role of different story characters and use finger puppets and figures to re-tell your favourite story.
There are lots of fun games and role play that take place in the home corner. In this area you can use the dressing up outfits, home essentials and props to act out real life scenarios and bring role play to life! You can have fun acting, playing and talking with your friends. Some of the most popular games that are played in this area are 'teachers' and 'families.'
Art and Creative Area
Paintbrushes at the ready! Who doesn't love painting? The art and creative area is an area where you can practise your artistic skills and paint and create lots of beautiful art work. You can enjoy colour mixing, using lots of different painting tools and making patterns with stamps, rollers and dabbers. We also have a box of junk modelling materials that you can use to make your own creations. I wonder what you will make?
Superheroes to the rescue! In the superhero writing area there are lots of different writing materials that you can use to draw, colour and write. There are pencils, felt tips, pencil crayons and chalk to use on paper, note pads, whiteboards and envelopes. You can put on a superhero cape and mask to feel just like a superhero when completing some super independent writing in this area.
The magnificent maths garden is the perfect area to practise skills such as counting, recognising and writing numbers. There are lots of different objects that you can use in your maths games with your friends. You can enjoy putting numbers in order, making patterns and sharing out and playing with loose part objects.
OOO-ARRRR! The pirate sand area is a fun and creative area where you can build sandcastles, search for buried treasure and use the pirate hats and eye patches to get stuck in!
SPLISH, SPLASH, SPLOSH! The water area has two big water trays and lots of resources for you to explore using. There are dolls, sponges, brushes, rubber ducks, a tea set, containers and funnels, fish and fishing nets, sea creatures, floating and sinking resources and boats.
Role Play Area
The role play area is an area that is changed every half term in Early Years to match the topic that you are learning. This half term it is 'Propps Hall Hospital'. You can use your imagination to become doctors, nurses and patients in this role play area. The hospital has doctors equipment, dolls, a hospital bed, bandages and slings, glasses, a computer and keyboard and prescription papers and clipboards.
BRUM BRUM! The transport area is an area where you can use cars, trucks and trains to drive under bridges, through tunnels and over ramps. You can also design your very own maps and roads and use the maps in the transport area to follow directions.
The large outside area has lots of fun areas to explore. There is a water area, fairy garden, reading hut, learning pod, climbing frame, exercise area, sand area, bike park, construction area, small world area, maths area and English area! There is always something fun to do outside.