The large hallway consists of our telephone box, working telephones and mobile telephones - all batteries and electronics have been removed for health & safety reasons. There are also two peg boards, a magnetic board, dinosaurs and mirrors. This area of learning is the KUW were the children learn to observe, find out about and identify features in the place and environment they live and in the natural world.
The quiet room is our CLL area. Letterland is taught in this area, and to compliment and to work alongside Letterland there is a book corner with comfy sofas. This enables the children to enjoy listening to, and using spoken and written language and readily turn to it in their play and learning. This is also the area were we all enjoy story and singing time.
The PSRN area is also in the quiet room, were the children have a wide choice of equipment including threading, sorting, measuring and comparing. The children can also choose a numbered box and sit on it’s corresponding numbered chair. Inside each box are ten counting activities. In this area, the children are taught to count reliably, to recognize numerals, and to be able to use developing mathematical ideas and methods to solve practical problems. The Ten Town method is used to reinforce these skills.
Our garden is the PD area, with large and small equipment to encourage the children to move with confidence, imagination and safety, and to be able to move with control and co-ordination.