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Antarctica Class (Reception)

Welcome to Antarctica Class! 

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Our Learning Environment
Here are some photos of our reception learning environment.


Our classroom is set up for the children to access as independently as possible. To support this the resources and shelves are labelled so the children can “Choose it, use it, put it away”


When we are exploring a particular topic or if the children show a keen interest in something we will add to our provision. Otherwise the areas of the classroom and resources remain the same for as long as possible throughout the year so that the children feel confident and comfortable to revisit activities to practise skills or try out new ideas.

Role Play

We have a role play area where we can act out and pretend everyday and familiar scenarios. Sometimes we will have additional role play areas to support the children’s interests or to explore different topics, e.g. a shop, vets or café. 

The Message Centre

Our “Message Centre” is where we draw and write; pictures, words and magical symbols. We have lots of different writing tools and paper to choose from. We also have a whiteboard where we pretend to be teachers and write lots of letters!


We have two construction areas, one where we can build with small construction toys like mobilo and duplo. This supports our fine motor skills. Our other construction area has wooden blocks of different shapes and sizes. We have to try out lots of different ways of balancing and placing the bricks to create fantastic towers and buildings.

Small World

This is our small world area. This is where we can make up stories using toys like farm animals, people, trains and fantasy figures. We work with our friends to act out narratives.


We have a maths area with lots of different counting, number and shape resources to choose from. During our reception year we will practise counting, ordering numbers and making calculations in practical ways. We learn about the names of shapes and their properties.


We have our snack area where we can have a drink of milk, water and some fruit. We are very independent with helping ourselves to snack and must remember to use hand gel before we start.