Windy Arbor

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Welcome to Reception!


We have found ourselves in the position of teaching in a slightly different way. All learning will be taking place remotely through Class dojo and the school website. Please ensure that you are familiar with how to access class dojo and the remote learning section of your class page. The government have outlined clear expectations that parents and schools must follow during this half term. The remote learning policy can be found on the Windy Arbor website. School will provide lessons online in the form of recorded teaching, PowerPoint presentations, written information and independent activities. These will be uploaded daily before 9am. All activities follow our usual teaching sequence and it is important that children access the teaching resources before attempting the independent activities.


The expectations are that at least 2 pieces of work will be uploaded daily. Once these have been completed, they need to be sent back via Class Dojo, if you are having any difficulties with this then please contact your class teacher via the WA Teachers email. For the few children who meet the government criteria to be in school the teaching sequence, resources and independent activities will be the same. This is to ensure that all children will be accessing the same learning and will have covered the same content for when they return to school. If you have requested a paper pack the school office will contact you to arrange a suitable time for collection.


If your child works from a paper pack the expectation is still the same and we expect 2 completed pieces of work to be photographed and uploaded to Class Dojo every day.


We appreciate that this is a difficult time for everyone and that children working at home isn’t the ideal, but please do get in touch if you need further help and support. Until we are allowed to open our doors again stay safe.

The Early Years Team






Purple Butterflies - Nativity

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Yellow Butterflies - Nativity

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We are extremely proud of how all of the children have settled well into Reception.

The children have been busy 'getting to know each other' and learning new rules and routines.

During a 'Jigsaw' session, we read the story 'Giraffes Can't Dance' and the children talked about the story with their friends. During a whole class discussion, they talked about skills they want to improve, just like Gerald, such as,

"I want to learn to write my name."

"I want to learn how to catch a ball."

"I want to get better at painting really cool pictures."


We are looking forward to supporting the children to reach their own goals.

We will introduce and encourage the children to use the skills below.




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