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Windwhistle Reception/ Year 1 Classes

At Windwhistle primary we have 3 mixed Reception and Year 1 classes.

The Reception year provides the building blocks for the children's future learning - we want the children to be happy, confident, resilient learners of the future.  Reception class may be referred to as EYFS, which stands for Early Years Foundation Stage.


Teacher and Phase LeadMrs Robins                   
TeacherMr Legg 
TeacherMiss Lassetter 
LSA - Learning Support AssistantMiss Bidwell 
TA - Teaching AssistantMiss Warner 
TA - Teaching AssistantMrs Finch 
LSA - Learning Support AssistantMiss Williams 
TA - Teaching AssistantMiss Hind 
LSA - Learning Support AssistantMiss East 
LSA - Learning Support AssistantMr Beaney 


Please share the pictures and talk with your child about the different areas and what they can see so that they become more familiar with the setting. This may prompt questions that they can ask when they come to visit. 

At Windwhistle, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) with the Reception children. 


If you have accepted a place at Windwhistle for September, please click here for specific information.


The EYFS Curriculum has seven main areas of learning 


Prime areas (these underpin all areas of learning)Specific Areas 

- Personal, Social and Emotional Development

- Communication, Language and Literacy

- Physical Development

- Literacy

- Mathematics

- Understanding the World

- Expressive Arts and Design                                      


You can find in-depth information relating to the EYFS curriculum here and specific subject curriculum detail here. 

We follow the National Curriculum with the Year 1 children.


We deliver these curriculums simultaneously through practical, playful approach to learning, based on the needs and interests of our children. We teach children individually, in small groups and as a whole class. Through a combination of teacher led activities and continuous provision opportunities, we encourage children to develop their learning independently through exploration and challenge. 


The 'Characteristics of Effective Learning' are at the heart of the Early Years Curriculum and explore the different ways in which children learn. They highlight the importance of playing and learning, active learning and thinking critically. We continue to build on these key principles during Year 1. 


All  of the learning experiences we plan for the children, allow them to utilise and develop their skills. Our learning environments, both inside and outside are; stimulating, exciting and relevant to the needs and age/stage of our children. 


We ensure all resources are easily accessible to support the development of children's independent and accessibility of the environment. 

The best way to find out if Windwhistle is the right school for you and your family is to come and see us in action! You can book a visit by telephoning the school office on 01934 629145. We have all you need to know about school admission published on our 'Admissions page' here.

Here is a book called 'Suzy Goes to School' which you can read with your child to help them get ready for the experience of starting school