Then someone takes your other hand. Please turn it on so that you can experience the full capabilities of this site. See Terms See pictures above. Have a box for shoes at the door. 1. The classrooms themselves were quieter, providing a calmer environment.This idea paired with the fluffy rug will really allow children to relax in their classroom space and in turn encourage a readiness to learn.Play calm music Calm music has a positive effect on the brain and body; it can lower blood pressure and reduce cortisol, a hormone linked to stress. Congratulations Maaria Kay and team from Wath C of E Primary School  – our VERY lucky winner of the Valencia Classroom Furniture Set worth over £1200 with their fabulous immersive Stone Age classroom display! Are too many colours competing for their attention and making it difficult to focus? However, the more classrooms I walk in to, the more I begin to realise it might be time for a new approach.Mental health and emotional wellbeingIncreasing numbers of children in education now are struggling with adverse childhood experiences such as domestic violence, abuse, loss and being in care. She advises keeping one wall clear, and not displaying anything on windows as this stops natural light from coming into the room. £12.99 £ 12. Square There were red, yellow and blue cut-out images of various things tacked to the windows while we sat at our tables or on the brightly coloured carpet by the teacher’s chair. 5.0 out of 5 stars 2. – our VERY lucky winner of the Valencia Classroom Furniture Set worth over £1200 with their fabulous immersive Stone Age classroom display! 99. These look amazing in a simple frame hung up in the classroom. An explosive display that captures every child in my class! £2.00. Having read Q Pootle 5, we found a crashed spaceship in our outdoor area. The other was bare. Instead of having a bright colourful rug with geometric shapes all over it in your reading/register area, try a grey, beige or brown fluffy rug that you might find in a living room. Break and lunch are often times when children are involved in conflict and social challenges.Yoga has the potential to help pupils to refocus, calm down and gain control of their emotions and internal state. Tes Global Ltd is You stand with them for a while. "They should not be used as a public way of demonstrating what a good job you're doing. The NSPCC reports that numbers of children in the child protection system are increasing. With thanks to Emma Morgan for sharing this display. registered in England (Company No 02017289) with its registered office at 26 Red Lion Amazing what we can fit on a small bulletin board! With thanks to Colette Davies for sharing this display. 4. All mounted on hessian which adds a lovely natural element to the display. Amazing what we can fit on a small bulletin board! You stand with them for a while. Our classroom now feels calm and safe. This also allows the work you display to be the focus rather than the whole board. You lot are on my team. Here is our Rainbow display that the Year 5 children made! Imagine my horror, then, when I came across a study suggesting that my belief in pretty pictures making for pleasurable learning was preposterous. With thanks to Caroline Elizabeth for sharing this display. Your whole body is relaxed. You can feel it on your face. With thanks to Ian Davies for sharing this display. "[Children] spent significantly more instructional time off task in the decorated classroom condition than in the sparse classroom condition," the report concludes. "They should be for the children; to help them to learn, to feel comfortable at school and to value their work," Jarman says. But, love them or hate them, classroom displays have always been seen as an integral part of primary schools. Lisa Jarmin is a primary teacher in the North West of EnglandSeven tips for an effective display1. Magical writing. Someone who cares about you. A soft, warm colour scheme creates a cosy, calm environment.3. I never lose…either I win or I learn. They stand in a circle with you. Samantha Jaspal, headteacher of Berkhamsted Pre-Prep School, recently implemented some of this advice, opting to swap bright table tops for natural wood, for example, and colourful backing paper for muted, neutral tones. It may be better to have learning aids (such as hundred squares and number lines) that are easily accessible to pupils on their tables rather than displayed on the wall.5. There is a light breeze. "[Children] spent significantly more instructional time off task in the decorated classroom condition than in the sparse classroom condition," the report concludes. "We are not advocating sterilising the learning environments," the report continues (phew). They stand in a circle with you. This need only be a five-minute exercise. Someone you need? Go. What do they think should have a place on the classroom wall?