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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 Weller (Teacher)
Picture 2 Mrs Hall (Teacher)
Picture 3 Mrs Back (Teaching Assistant)

We are always happy to help, so if you have a question or query how big or small feel free to come and chat to one of us.


What does our day look like?


We are currently in Term 1 and our topic is Friends! 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 1?


This term our topic is 'Friends'. We will be settling into school life and being good friends to each other. We will look at and explore a range of friendship themed texts. We will learn new routines together and agree some rules for our learning and playing environments.  Our learning will include recognising our own names and our friends names, having a go at mark making and writing our own names. We will begin our Letters and Sounds phonic journey, explore numerals 1-5 and what each numeral represents whilst engaging in some problem solving activities. We will observe the seasonal changes and explore our outdoor environment.

Are there any trips/events planned?


We don't have any trips lined up for Term 1 as we want to give the children time to settle into their new school routines.


We will be having weekly visits to a forest school settling later on in the school year. Further details will be sent home soon.



How does our classroom look?





Cursive flying with phonics handwriting

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:

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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: