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Sir Francis Hill Community Primary School

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Early Years Learning Environment

SFH School - Early Years Virtual Tour

Please be aware we are in the process of developing our Early Years learning environments. These photos and video are of current progress (September 2022).

The Reception Learning Environment

The Reception Unit at Sir Francis Hill Primary School consists of three indoor classrooms: the Grasshopper Classroom, Dragonfly Classroom, and Ladybird Classroom. These classrooms serve as the bases for the three Reception groups at the school. However, throughout the day, the spaces are opened up to create one large Reception Unit, and all the children have access to all three indoor spaces.


In addition to the indoor classrooms, there is a dedicated Snack Area where the children have a roll snack time during their child-initiated play. This area provides a space for the children to have a snack and recharge while engaging in independent play.


The three classrooms are centred around a secure outdoor courtyard area, which is accessible from all the classrooms. This outdoor space allows the children to engage in independent outdoor play and learning. It provides an opportunity for the children to explore and interact with their surroundings.


Furthermore, the school has a larger outdoor area where the children can further explore their environment and develop their physical, imaginative, and social play. This outdoor space offers more room for the children to engage in various activities and encourages their overall development.


Overall, the Reception Unit at Sir Francis Hill Primary School provides a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces that support the children's learning, play, and development.

The Nursery Learning Environment

At Sir Francis Hill Primary School our Early Years includes a large and welcoming Nursery setting. The Nursery has its own dedicated space which was built in 2016 and includes a large classroom space, outdoor covered play space and woodland  area. All our classroom and outdoor areas have a range of play  activities designed to offer a fun, safe and stimulating environment for children aged 3 to 4 years old.