Welcome to our Buttercup Class Web Page


Staff in Buttercup Class:

miss-buckley                 mrs-back         

 Miss Buckley       Mrs Hall            Mrs Back              Miss Andrews

(Class Teacher)     (PPA Cover)     (Teaching Assistant)   (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 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:

EYFS-Curriculum.pdf (109 downloads)

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

What-to-expect-when....-A-parents-guide-to-the-profile.pdf (83 downloads)


Our next topic will be “Do squirrels hide their nuts?” We will be looking at Autumn and have the excitement of Forest School.

Medium-term-plan-1.pdf (1 download)


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:

Medium-term-plan.pdf (120 downloads)

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


What does our day look like?

Here is an outline of how our day will look in the first term. As the year and the children evolve, our weekly timetable will change accordingly.

Term 1 timetable:

Reception-Timetable-Term-1.pdf (30 downloads)


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.

How does our classroom look?


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.

honey-pot  sunflower  sad-bee        bee-sting

                             (Special award)           (Start of the day)           (A reminder for sad behaviour)                 (Repeated sad behaviour

                                                                                                                                                                           and a visit to Mrs Kemp)

Are there any trips/events planned?

We are excited to be starting Forest School on Thursday 2nd November 2017 for five weeks. Stuart will be visiting on Tuesday 17th October 2017 at 2.30pm in our school hall. He will discuss the key principles of Forest School and what to expect from your child’s experience.

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:

Reading-Workshop.pdf.pptx (5 downloads)

How-to-Help-Bookmark.pdf (2 downloads)


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:

your_child_s_first_year_at_school_oxford_owl-2.pdf (143 downloads)