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Reception Class - Buttercup Class

Who are the staff in Acer Class?

Miss. Buckley - Class Teacher

Mrs. Hall - Class Teacher

Mrs. Redshaw - Class TA

Please contact us with any questions or concerns using the office email:

Parent Meeting Powerpoint

What will we learn in term 4?

Our topic is 'Who are you going to call?' During our action packed topic all about People who help us and the role people play in our local community we will explore questions like ... who do we call for an emergency at sea or the beach? what number do we dial in case of an emergency. We will have a go at learning our home addresses and a contact number for our parents or carers. We will enroll in a firefighter training course and will complete all the challenges firefighter Sam sets us! We will write letters home and post them in the local postbox and learn about what happens to our letters and the journey they have to go on before they reach their destinations. We are looking forward to having visitors in school to tell us all about thier roles in our community and how thier job helps us.  We will continue our Little Wandle phonics journey. In Maths we continue to build upon and broaden our number and shape knowledge and apply this to probpem solving situations. In RE with our Christian friends Tessa and Tom we will explore why Easter is special to Christians and think about our key question...Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter Garden?

What did we learn in term 3?

Our topic was 'Will you read me a story?' During our magical topic all about fairy tales, goodies and baddies we shared a range of traditional tales and explored various questions like...Was the Big Bad Wolf really so bad? How many bowls of porridge did Goldilocks eat? We even become chefs making and tasting our own porridge. We made recipe books and wrote instructions for how to make porridge. We used adjectives to describe the porridge we made. We became authors writing and creating our own stories and books. We explored materials and different forms of construction to create safe houses for the 3 little pigs and we made labels to describe them too. We continued our Little Wandle phonics journey. In Maths we continued to build upon and broaden our number and shape knowledge. In RE with our Christian friends Tessa and Tom we explored Christian stories from the Bible and thought about why Jesus is special to Christians.

What  did learn in term 2?

Our topic was 'Why do squirrels hide their nuts?' This term we continued to explore seasonal changes in the natural world and explored what animals do during the Autumn and Winter months. We shared and explored the Percy the Park Keeper stories and books. We helped Percy prepare for the winter months and made sure all the woodland animals had everything they need. We explored seasonal celebrations and festivals including Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day. We became storytellers and retold the story of Dear Zoo and had a go at being authors creating our own Dear Percy story. We told our Dear Percy story with lots of actions too. We continued our Little Wandle phonics journey. In Maths we continued to build upon our number and shape knowledge. In RE we met our Christian friends Tessa and Tom and explored what is special to them as Christians. We worked together as a team to create a Nativity play and festive performance for our grown ups as well as exploring the Christmas Story in depth.

What did we learn in term 1?

Our topic was 'Friends'. We got to know each other and made new friends. We shared lots of friendship themed stories. We supportted and helped eachother to settle into our new routines and agreed some rules for our learning and playing environments.  We tried hard to recognise our own names and our friends names too, had a go at mark making and writing our own names. We began our Little Wandle phonic journey, explored numerals 1-5 and what each numeral represents whilst engaging in some problem solving activities. We observed some seasonal changes and explored our outdoor environment...together we made a beautiful friendship garden.

Useful websites or Apps:
Cambug (an app that is good for phonics) (good for phonics and online reading activities/books) (free subscription currently) (lots of games for all subject areas) (free subscription currently - Early Years Interactive Pack and other resources for all subject areas) (games for all subject areas) (great for yoga and mindfulness)

Dates To Remember

What does our curriculum look like?

In Reception we select topics to suit the children’s interests. Through finding out what the children are interested in we can tailor the curriculum accordingly. We follow the EYFS

Statutory Curriculum which you can see below:

Here is an overview of what is expected within the strands, it is a useful tool for understanding the profile:

Here is our yearly overview:

Are there any trips/events planned?

Number formation Rhymes

Reading workshop

Writing Workshop

How do we reward children in Buttercup Class?

We believe in positive praise and always seek opportunities to reward the children. The children start the day on the “sunflower” and if they do something special they are rewarded by being put onto the “honey pot”. They then receive a sticker and share their achievements with the class.

Special Award

Start of the Day

A reminder for
sad behaviour

Repeated sad

Useful links

  • Alphablocks
    Play along with the Alphablocks and have fun with the letters of the alphabet.