I've been in to my new school once this week and once last week and I am pretty pleased with how the room has taken shape. I have tried to make it an engaging environment for my student's and hope that they will enjoy their learning space.
Here's the view from the back of the room looking straight toward the front:
As you can see from the pic I have put up my 'Mathematical Alphabet' that I had in my mentor's class last year. Each letter is a tagxedo made up of all the mathematical words beginning with that letter. This is how they looked last year http://mrcollinsreflectivejournal.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/my-1st-classroom-display.html
I was lucky to find that on arriving in my new room that there was already a 'washing line' up that goes right across the middle of the room high enough so the students can still see the boards whilst sat down. I have pegged 12 different laminated Mathematics sheets (double sided) from the http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/mathsCharts.html website. I blogged about this earlier here --> http://mrcollinsmaths.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/maths-chartsposters-from-maths.html I think these look great and I will change these as the year progresses. I have put up the charts that correspond to the topics that I will be covering with each class for the first half-term and so will change these when other topics are covered to keep them relevant!
Above the boards are loads of 'can you see the Mathematics' posters that were up when I arrived in the room, they are one of the things I have left up from last year as I like how they get the students to think about the maths that appears in each picture.
Smack bang in the middle of my room is my IWB too, which I am thrilled to have in my class as I used this a lot last year in both of the rooms I taught in. There is also a large amount of space in front of the IWB and whiteboard for active maths to take place. I try to get my students up and moving as much as I can/the topic allows and this space will prove perfect when doing the kinesthetic activities I have used/will use.