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Our Learning Environment

Writing Area

The writing area has baskets filled with different resources to give the children a chance to explore mark making.

In this area there is:

  • Whiteboards and pens 
  • Chalkboards and chalk
  • Paper, envelopes, card templates
  • Pencils, coloured pencils, crayons
  • Magnetic letters and boards
  • Sound mats

WAGOLL  (What a good one looks like)

This is a display where the children's 'Fantastic Writing' can be displayed for the other children to see.



Water Area

The water area has two water trays and a variety of resources for the children to explore.

In this area there is:

  • Dolls
  • Sponges, baby sponges, brushes
  • Rubber ducks
  • Tea set
  • Containers and funnels
  • Fish and fishing nets
  • Sea creatures
  • Float and sinking resources 
  • Boats

Maths Area

The Maths area has different resources. There is small tubs of natural resources for counting and sorting and big baskets with games and resources which are changed regularly.

In this area there is:

  • Numbers
  • Shapes
  • Number lines
  • Tracing numbers
  • Dominoes ​​​​​​
  • Counting resources
  • Measuring resources


Structured Play

This is the area where the children get a chance to play different roles with their friends.

The area is changed every half term to reflect the topic. This half term the topic is 'ourselves' in Darwins and 'People who help us' in Drakes, so we have 'Propps Hall Hospital'. The children can use their imaginations to become doctors, nurses and patients.

In this area there is:

  • Doctors equipment
  • Dolls
  • Hospital bed
  • Bandages and slings
  • Glasses
  • Computer and keyboard
  • Prescription papers and clipboards


Transport Area

The transport area is set up with different resources to support children in their small word play.

The children can build bridges, tunnels and ramps for the cars. They can use the paper to design their own maps and roads.

In this area there is:

  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Trains and train tracks 
  • Wooden Blocks
  • Duplo
  • Road maps 
  • Pictures of different types of transport
  • Paper
  • Pens, pencils and crayons
  • Hard hats

Reading Corner

The Reading corner is a lovely, quiet cosy area for children to enjoy reading a book. The area is Superhero themed, the children can wear masks and capes and sit enjoying a book. They can share a book with a friend, use the puppets to act out a story and cuddle a Superhero soft toy.

The book corner has information books and fiction books which are regularly changed.

In this area there is:

  • Information books
  • Fiction books
  • Topic related books
  • Superhero dressing up
  • Puppets
  • Blankets and cushions 
  • Soft toys

Construction Area

The Construction area is set up to give children all the resources they need to build their creations.

The children have a choice of different building materials, hard hats and paper to design their creation.

In this area there is:

  • Duplo
  • Wooden Bricks
  • Lego
  • Knex
  • Cars
  • Design paper
  • Pencils

Home Corner

This area is set up just like a  home, its has all the things that children would see in their own home. The children have the chance to pretend play. In the home corner children can take on and try out roles from familiar family scenes, local community's experiences and imaginative fantasies.

In this area there is

  • Table and chairs
  • Dolls and dolls clothes
  • High chair
  • Dressing up clothes
  • Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Food
  • Plates, knives and forks
  • Tv
  • Iron and ironing board

Small World

This area has a range of different small world resources are in the boxes for the children to access whenever they want. Small World gives the children a chance to use their imaginations.

In this area there is:

  • Sea creatures
  • Farm animals
  • Zoo animals
  • Polar animals
  • People
  • Fantasy
  • Pirates
  • Dinosaurs


Mud Kitchen

The mud kitchen outside is a great place for the children to explore the outdoors, they can use their imagination to make lot's of messy recipes, from mud pies to leaf and stone soup.

In this area there is:

  • Metal pots and pans
  • Metal kitchen utensils 
  • Metal cake tins
  • Mixing bowls
  • Metal spoons
  • Tubs of mud, leaves and sticks

Construction Area

The construction area outside gives the children a chance to explore building and constructing on a bigger scale. There is many role playing opportunities in this area, children can design and create to make their imaginations come to life.

In this area there is:

  • Large plastic bricks
  • Large wooden bricks
  • Sponge bricks
  • Crates
  • Wooden planks
  • Hard hats
  • Tools
  • Builder jackets

Outdoor Area

We are very lucky to have a lovely big outdoor learning space. We have a lovely learning pod for children to enjoy a book or for group learning. We have a space for the children to use the bikes, balance bikes and scooters. We have a lovely planting area, where we take care of the flowers and learn all about nature. We have a space to explore the small world toys. We have an amazing tree house climbing frame and slide.

In our outdoor space there is:

  • Reading hut
  • Writing table
  • Bike area
  • Planting area
  • Mud Kitchen
  • Learning pod
  • Climbing frame
  • Physical area
  • Maths area
  • Construction area
  • Water area
  • Small world area
  • Car table