These photos show some of the areas in our Nursery and Reception classrooms. Where possible, resources are displayed on open shelves so the children have free and easy access, developing their independence. The labelling of resources is used as a way to reinforce maths skills such as containers with five objects and a label with the digit and the word ‘five’.. There are silhouettes underneath containers and wooden block with photos so that children can easily and independently tidy up resources when they have finished using them.

The outdoor environment offers opportunities for doing things in different ways and on different scales than when indoors. Playing outside gives children first-hand contact with weather, seasons, and the natural world, and outdoor environments offer children freedom to explore, use their senses, and be physically active and curious.