Our classrooms are attractive, welcoming and stimulating learning environments which encourage and challenge children to explore, investigate and learn through first-hand experiences. The Early Years Foundation Stage at BHSA includes a nursery class (F1) and two reception classes (F2). Children take part in daily direct whole class teaching sessions, where new ideas are introduced and learning is embedded over time. Nursery has its own classroom and outdoor area and the two reception classes share an outdoor learning environment allowing for ‘Free-Flow’ play during activity sessions where appropriate. Part of these areas have a canopy to allow for all-year round use. We value the importance of the outdoor environment and these have been designed to enable children to develop their physical skills as well as communication and problem solving. Our outdoor areas include a sand pit, water play, outdoor houses and chalk and white boards are available throughout the EYFS for mark-making at all times. These areas are constantly being improved with funding, such as the recent additions of an outdoor stage area and crooked house in F2 to support imaginative play. We are currently working on designing and improving our nursery outdoor area; an exciting development awaits!