The Learning Enviroment

We believe a well organised and stimulating environment has a direct impact on the quality of teaching and learning, reflects our high expectations and standards and enables pupils to develop independence in their learning.

Ensuring that our Vision and Values are clear and visible:

  • We want our learning environment to reflect our values, as well as our Curriculum topics
  • These vales and principles should be explicit throughout the school
  • The learning environment serves as a constant reminder to every one of the shared beliefs and underpinning of our school

The Classroom Environment

Learning Walls

We have a ‘learning wall’ approach to display within classrooms. Learning walls should show a range of examples of children’s work using a range of media. 

Displays should ‘grow’ as the learning progresses; with examples of learning going on display as it happens. This particularly evident for English, with the working walks evidencing the teaching sequence of each writing unit.

A learning wall should include learning prompts linked to key skill approaches. These prompts should be used to support teaching and learning, encouraging children to engage with their environment and the resources/prompts available to them.

Reading Area

All classrooms should include a book space. Soft furnishings, well displayed books and props all add to the appeal and encourage children to spend time reading, engaging with books and stories.

An Enabling Environment

All resources should be easily accessible, inviting and clearly labelled.

Corridor Displays:

  • Displays in corridors and public spaces will celebrate learning of different school themes and areas of School and Trust development
  • Learners’ work should be displayed in an eye-catching manner and the title of the theme should be clear
  • Displays should be changed and updated on a timely basis, and celebrate the previous theme for the particular year group