Year 1 Centre - Tun Building
Our newest building was designed to accommodate Year 1 children as they transition from Early Years to Primary school. The children can develop their learning skills and their confidence within a purpose built environment, which reflects their age and needs.
Our bespoke Year 1 centre provides a learning environment to foster a smooth transition into the more formal learning style of the English National Curriculum. Our carefully designed Atrium area allows for access to play-based learning activities such a sand, water, construction, small world and role play which shows progression from Early Years and offers increased age appropriate challenge.
Early Years Campus
Our impressive facility at BSB Sanlitun for EYFS children provides an ideal environment
to support their educational development and foster a genuine love of learning.
Sliding doors between classrooms are an important feature that allow children, teachers and teaching assistants to also use the doors to mark make and write on.
The lay out of the classrooms and outdoor environment is important too. All our classrooms have role play areas to develop the children’s imagination and language. The classrooms have a home corner as standard, plus other role play areas depending on what the children want to do.
Display boards are at a low level, so that the children can see them. The Sensory room is perfect for helping settle our younger children when they first arrive at school but is also an environment where the children can develop their five senses.
We have a wonderful outdoor area one where children can take a risk safely, as well as a climbing frame, tunnels, trees, and slopes. Our school also has a Soft Play Area and learning spaces. These are areas where on polluted and bad weather days children have opportunities to continue to develop their learning but still have room to run around.
We also have a wonderful Library where a group story can take place and other areas for our children and their parents to read by themselves. The Library is an area with space to relax, where a child’s love of reading can be fostered. Books are displayed at low levels for the children to reach by themselves.
Each of our classrooms is bright and cheerful, all resourced with interactive white boards. Large glass windows open out into the corridors allowing children, parents and guests to see what is going on in each classroom throughout the day.
We have an indoor gymnasium, a basketball court and an astroturf playing field. We also have arrangements with community sports facilities to ensure that swimming and athletics can be provided as per the requirements of the English National Curriculum.
We have a main hall which in true primary school fashion is used for all manner of purposes. We come together each week for whole school assemblies, as well as class and year group performances. Our hall also converts to a dining hall each day where the children and staff come together to share their news over lunch. It is genuinely a community hub.
We have specialist facilities for Music, Choral, Drama and Dance, as well as a Cookery Room and a Maker Space where children can explore their creativity in a purposeful space.