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St Nicholas at Wade

Church of England Primary School

A place to belong - A place to grow

Reception Class - Buttercup Class

Welcome to Reception - Buttercup Class!

 

 

Staff in Buttercup Class:

Picture 1 Mrs Hall (Teacher)
Picture 2 Mrs Back (Teaching Assistant)
Picture 3 Mrs Andrews (Teaching Assistant)

We are always happy to help, at the end of each day, we are on the door and available for any questions or queries.

 

What does our day look like?

 

We are currently in Term 5.. Please have a look to see what we are up to each day in our current  timetable.

 

 

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:

What will we learn in term 5?

 

This term our topic is 'Will you read me a story'. We will look at and explore a range of traditional tales transforming our role play areas to complement our current story. Our learning will include the use of golden eggs, ginger spices and a broken chair!

Are there any trips/events planned?

 

Royal wedding celebrations.

 

 

What did we learn in term 4?

 

Our next topic was called “Who are we going to call?” We looked at people who help us and  transformed our role-play areas into a “vets” and an “opticians”.  Here is the outline for the term:

What did we learn in term 3?

 

In Term 3 our topic was called “Do cows drink milk?” We looked at animals, food and our role-play areas were transformed into a “vets” and “coffee shop”.  Here is what we covered during the term:

What did we learn in Term 2?

Our second topic was“Do squirrels hide their nuts?” We looked at Autumn and had the excitement of Forest School.

What did we learn in Term 1?

Our first topic will be “Friends” this will focus on settling into school, knowing who everyone is and making new friendships. Our topic overview is below:

Here is our friendship video, please feel free to watch us in action!

How does our classroom look?

 

 

Writing Workshop –

 

On Friday 1st December we will be having a workshop at 2.30pm in the school hall. The session will cover Write Dance, Dough Disco and how to help your child/children with their writing. We will look at what the expectation is for writing at the end of Reception.

 

Click below for the writing PowerPoint-

Cursive flying with phonics handwriting

Reading/Phonics workshop –

 

On Friday 13th October there will be a reading/phonic workshop held at 2.30pm in our school hall. We would like to share how we do reading/phonics at St Nicholas at Wade Primary School and hopefully provide you with some useful guidance.

 

Here is the information that we will be sharing:

Cake and tea reminder!

 

When you drop your child off on Monday 11th September 2017 (AM and PM), there will be a supply of tea and cake in the library. It might be a nice opportunity to meet some other parents, cheer yourself up (if you are feeling a little tearful) or just munch some cake!

This will be for the adults and Mrs Kemp will be around to greet you.

 

Online Questionnaire:

 

We are always keen to improve at St.Nicholas-at-Wade, please could you complete the online questionnaire. We are extremely grateful for your co-operation. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=34WAAp0C902FkdqQRa917rnctqeGdbdJrzcGvZXfKHhUQldZQVBSSjYwTTRZRVFGUFozT0VGVjQzSS4u

 

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 good work with the class.  

Picture 1 Special Award
Picture 2 Start of the Day
Picture 3 A reminder for sad behaviour
Picture 4 Repeated sad behaviour

Useful websites or Apps:

Here are some useful Apps:

 

 

Here are some useful websites:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

http://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/index.html

 

Here are some useful books:

 

What Every Parent Needs To Know by Toby Young & Miranda Thomas  USBN: 0241004721/9780241004722

 

 

Here is a useful download of what to expect and how to help your child in their first year at school:

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