Welcome to Reception - Buttercup Class!
We are always happy to help, at the end of each day, we are on the door and available for any questions or queries.
We are currently in Term 6 and our topic is Land Ahoy! Please have a look to see what we are up to each day in our current timetable.
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
Here is an overview of what is expected within the strands, it is a useful tool for understanding the profile:
This term our topic is 'Land Ahoy'. We will look at and explore a range of pirate and seaside themed texts. Children can be submariner in our role play submarine. Our learning will include training to be a pirate - reading treasure maps, sailing in a pirate ship, walking the plank (assault courses) as well as planning healthy picnic, making seaside music and exploring the shoreline to identify different sea creatures.
Seashore safari at Reculver Park visitors centre and beach on Thursday 28th June.
Please click on letter below for further details and information.
Our topic was called “Read us a story” We looked shared different traditional tales. Jack asked for our help to find his hen - we searched around our school and followed clues to find golden eggs. Goldilocks broke one of our class chairs! We made wanted posters to try to find her! We also had lots of fun making porridge. We also tried to catch the gingerbread man but he was too fast! So we bake some new ones. We made traps and security cameras to make sure they'd didn't escape from the oven!!!
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:
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:
Our second topic was“Do squirrels hide their nuts?” We looked at Autumn and had the excitement of Forest School.
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:
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-
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:
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.
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
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.
Here are some useful Apps:
Here are some useful websites:
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: