Displays – Foundation

Word Wall

This is a wonderful interactive display that can be used for initial letter or even phonics to help children either extend vocabulary or spell high frequency words.

Number Lights

This is a great display to showcase the numbers you are learning. It highlights the number, number word and also the quantitative value of the chosen number. This could also be done with one traffic light to show the number of the week, instead of taking up a whole display. Super idea!

Caught on Camera

This is a super classroom display idea that encourages children to showcase their learning in different ways.

This can be the children’s display and they can take ownership to maintain and update it.


Interactive Display

This interactive display can be used in a number of ways.

The display has been created using baby wipe lids.

You can use this display for:

Phonics – place a sound on the front of the lid and has a word list below.

Number Bonds – place the numbers (as shown) and write ways to make that number below.

Synonyms – Have a list of synonyms below the lid.

Rhyming Words – Create a list of rhyming words.

The list is endless.

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This is a fantastic display when looking at Jack and the Beanstalk.

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Helping Hands

I think that this is the cutest helping hands display I’ve ever seen.

The children will create hand prints and have their names on them.

The teacher will then put their names under different jobs each week.


Proud Cloud

Set a target and your children will try their best to get their face onto the proud cloud.

Birthday Graph

Keep track of birthdays in a cross curricular way.

Birthday Bags

Showcase the birthdays in your class by creating this colourful display.

Friendships Tree

Friendships grow over time. Allow your children to reflect on how they can be a better friend.


This is a wonderful tree display that is very simple to create. Bringing nature into the classroom!

Friendship Recipe

The recipe for friendship.

Story Display

This display is linked to writing; however, it could be used in many other ways. ‘The magic recipe for…’

Bee Hive

A visual bee hive display to accompany your explanation text.

Graffiti Display

This display allow children the freedom to showcase their learning from the week. You could even write a problem or a question for the children to write answers.


Think before you speak display. A great way to encourage your children to think about the consequences of what they say.

Weekly Learning Display

This display is fantastic to encourage children to reflect on the week’s work and share what they have learnt. This is also an effective tool for the teacher to show who has grasped the concepts. Encourage children to show what they have learnt by writing an example. E.g. If the children have been looking at story of 5, they could write a sum showing their understanding. This is evidence of their learning.

Reading Garden

A simple, yet very effective reading corner for your classroom. You could even make the environment more stimulating by adding in trees, plants and mini beasts.

Door Display

I really want to walk into this classroom. Looking at this display makes us teachers remember that we are making a difference – Our Little Superheroes!

Balloon Display

This classroom display is another great idea for a reading corner. Children enjoy creative displays as much as the teachers, if not more so. Creating a classroom display like this one will encourage children’s willingness to read as I’m sure the children want to be sitting under ‘The Reading Tree’.

BFG Display

This is a fantastic display linked to the BFG.

I suppose you could change the character to suit your stories throughout the year.

I would create a door in front of the character to make it a surprise each time. How exciting!

Book Corner Display

This is such a simple, yet effective display idea for a book/reading corner.

I really wouldn’t have thought of this concept for a display. I would say it would take 10-15 minutes to create.

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Incredible Work

Creating a wall display like this one is a great way to encourage the children. It gives them a target. The boys would especially love this wall and you could capitalise on this and make it a literacy display to encourage reluctant writers. I’m sure the boys will be putting their best efforts into their work in an attempt to get their work on the ‘Incredible Hulk Wall’.

Number Bond Bugs

A visual display which can be created by the children for the wall when exploring story of number.


Embrace the technology age with this variation of a ‘Helpers’ classroom display. The ‘Ihelp’ display is a great way to present a helpers board. You could also create an iPad instead of the iPhone.

Synonyms Display

Interactive displays always prove useful throughout the year when the children get into the way of it.

This display allows children to extend their vocabulary by having word pockets to refer to during writing.

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Synonyms Display

There are many different reasons for having a display. Sometimes the display showcases work and sometimes the display brings a topic to life. A classroom display is said to be very effective when the children can interact with it and use it as a reference and resource for learning. This classroom display is a great way to encourage children to learn new vocabulary and include it in their writing.

Library Checkout

This classroom resource is a great way to give your children more independence when borrowing and returning library books in early KS1.


This is a fantastic way to highlight special achievements and special pieces of work throughout the year. I love the flexibility with this display as the spotlight can be on any child, for any reason, across any subject. You could link it in with behaviour, friendship, manners, written work, oral work,  and sharing; the possibilities are endless! Let us know what you did with your display on our Facebook page.

Writing Targets

This display is very useful as it allows the children to keep a track of their targets in the lower end of the school. I especially like how the post-it notes are used, as the children can progress on to new targets, nothing is set in stone. Encourage the children to select their own targets, encouraging them to be more reflective in their learning journey. A display such as this also gives the children physical reminders about the teaching points opposed to oral reminders. You can even differentiate the targets depending on ability.

Road to Success

This is a wonderful display to highlight children on the road to success.

The teacher can place a target/targets at the top for children to reach and refer to when self assessing.

What Will I Do Now?

A question we hear almost every day. This display gives the children clear direction in filling time if they have completed a task. Again, modify this to suit your classroom. You may have a ‘Busy Book’ or ‘News Bites Book’ that you could include on the board, or you could refer them to a ‘Checklist’ linked to a subject. I would also suggest not writing ‘draw a picture’ or ‘colour in’, it must be linked to learning.


A visual display that instills a welcoming feeling for all of the children and any visitor entering the classroom. Very simple to make and very effective, this display could work well especially in P1/Reception to give a good first impression.

First Day of School

Great activity and display for the first day of school. Highlight your young children’s bravery!


Click the image to have a look at this beautiful flower display for your Foundation classroom.

Hot Air Balloon Art

A very simple, yet very effective display showing hot air balloon. The Balloons are different sizes to give the impression of distance.

Writer of the Week

Encourage your children to make their letters either tall, small or falling and display their work for all to see. Or you could choose an area of your literacy and make that the focus.

Sums Interactive Corner

This is a great interactive corner activity to encourage your children to work on their addition and subtraction sums.