Welcome to our Buttercup Class Web Page

Staff in Buttercup Class:


Photo of Miss Buckley
Miss Buckley
(Class Teacher)
Photo of Mrs Hall
Mrs Hall
(PPA Cover)
Mrs Back
(Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Andrews
Mrs Andrews (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 day look like?

We are currently in Term 4 and our timetable has stayed the same as Term 3. Please have a look to see what we are up to each day in term 3 timetable.

Term 3 timetable:

EYFS-timetable.docx (31 downloads)

Term 2 timetable:

Reception-Timetable-Term-2.pdf (63 downloads)

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 (80 downloads)

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 (151 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 (136 downloads)

What are we learning in term 4?

Our next topic is called “Who are we going to call?” We will be looking at people who help us and have transformed our role-play areas into a “vets” and an “opticians”.  Here is the outline for the term:

Medium-term-plan.pdf (31 downloads)



Are there any trips/events planned?

On Monday 19th March 2018 we will be visiting Margate Fire station. We would like to ask that the children are dropped at Hawley Square Park area (opposite the library) for 9.15am promptly so that we can safely walk down to the fire station. We will return by coach and have a late lunch back at school.

On Friday 23rd February at 2.30pm, we will host a maths workshop where we hope to give you an understanding of how we teach maths within reception and strategies that you can use at home to support this learning. Please sign up at the school office if you wish to attend.

What did we learn in term 3?

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:

Medium-term-plan.pdf (42 downloads)



What did we learn in Term 2?

Our second topic was“Do squirrels hide their nuts?” We looked at Autumn and had the excitement of Forest School.

Medium-term-plan-1.pdf (55 downloads)

Here is a short film of what we got up to:

What did we learn in Term 1?

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 (156 downloads)

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


How does our classroom look?






Writing Workshop –

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-

Writing-Workshop-Nov-2017.pdf (34 downloads)

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 (41 downloads) How-to-Help-Bookmark.pdf (41 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.

Online Questionnaire:

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

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.  

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








Useful websites or Apps:

Here are some useful Apps: jolly-phonics

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Here are some useful books:

What Every Parent Needs To Know by Toby Young & Miranda Thomas  USBN: 0241004721/9780241004722 book

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 (223 downloads)