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St Nicholas at Wade

Church of England Primary School

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Reception Class - Buttercup Class

Welcome to Reception - Buttercup Class!



Staff in Buttercup Class:

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

Parent Meeting Powerpoint

What will we learn in term 1?


Our topic is 'Friends'. We will get to know each other and make new friends. We will share lots of friendship themed stories. We will support and help eachother to settle into our new routines and agree some rules for our learning and playing environments.  We will try hard to recognise our own names and our friends names too, have a go at mark making and writing our own names. Wewill  began our Little Wandle phonic journey, explore numerals 1-5 and what each numeral represents whilst engaging in some problem solving activities. We will observe some seasonal changes and explore our outdoor environment...together we will make 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


14th September - Reading Workshop

30th September - Individual shool photos

21st October - INSET Day school closed 

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?







How does our classroom look?





Number formation Rhymes

Cursive flying with phonics handwriting

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.