Creating literacy rich environments

“Children’s capacity to see possibilities in their environment is huge. The classroom environment is therefore fundamental to the early acquisition of literacy. Where the classroom environment provides opportunities for pupils to explore literacy in a variety of contexts, pupils interact independently with their environment. This can also free up time for teachers to spend with pupils who need more focus on the foundations of literacy.”

This Northern Alliance handout on P1 eanvironments is very helpful:



Opportunities for play in Port Charlotte primary
Lots of things to explore at Port Charlotte


In June 2017 we visited Alice Sharp’s Experiential Play classroom in Glasgow. Photos from this visit are collated below:

Water play ideas

Twinkle twinkle


Instead of asking questions

Ideas for the learning environment

Holistic assessment in action

Help me learn to read