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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:

Miss Buckley (Teacher)
Mrs Hall (Teacher)
Mrs Back (Teaching Assistant)

Please contact us with any questions or concerns using our class email.

Our class email is:

Daily Life in School


Here is some information about what life in school is like currently


Our PE day will be on a Monday. Once attending full time children will need to come to school dressed in their PE kit, which they will stay in all day. 


PE Bag

Please send a PE bag into school filled with a pair of wellington boots, spare clothes, waterproof jacket/puddle suit and a large t.shirt or shirt for arts and crafts activities. PE bags will stay in school on your child's peg.


Water Bottles

Children need to bring in a water bottle daily filled with water (squash or juice is not allowed)

Parent Meeting Powerpoint

Our Classroom


What will you see and explore on your first days at school in Buttercup Class?

Cutting Skills Activities


When engaging in cutting skills activities please encourage your child to use our 'thumbs on top' approach.

Self Isolation And Distance Home Learning


If the need arises for you and your family to isolate home learning resources will be available below for you to explore at home with your child. These will reflect our current topic/themes and learning focuses.


We are always happy to help, so if you have a question or query how big or small feel free to contact us.

Continuous Daily Learning Activities:


* 15 minutes daily reading/sharing stories and books

* phonic/sound recap of the sounds already taught

* number recognition cards and counting

* playing games/puzzles and turn taking activities




Distance Learning Activities



This term our topic is ‘Friends’


* Draw a picture and send it to a friend

* Play hide and seek with your name

* Mix up the letters in your name and put them back in the correct order to spell your name

* Write your name/paint your name/make your name from dough

* Find the correct amount of objects to match the numbers 1,2,3,4,5 (e.g find 1 pencil, 3 cars etc)


Printable resources for distance learning activities

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


30th September - Parents Evening (appointments available between 3.30pm - 7.30pm)

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:

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 texts. 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, have 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 some seasonal changes and explored our outdoor environment...whatever the weather!!!

Reading Workshop Bookmarks

Jolly Phonics App

Please download this APP. It is free!

Are there any trips/events planned?






How does our classroom look?





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.

Special Award
Start of the Day
A reminder for sad behaviour
Repeated sad behaviour