Butlers Court School

'Encouraging Success, Celebrating Achievement'


Welcome to Reception


Reception is a wonderful place to be, whether you are a Panda or a Giraffe.


Come and join Mrs Green, Mrs Lansdown and our wonderful teaching assistants Miss Morris, Miss Hutchings, Mrs Palmer and Miss Marshall and all of the children to see what fun we have as we learn together!



Spring & Summer Term in EYFS


We were so pleased to be able to return to school in March, we had missed being together so much and couldn't wait to take part in all of the activities our teachers had planned for us.

Take a look at our photographs to see what we've been getting up to...

Ducklings Come to Reception


On Tuesday 11th May five duck eggs were delivered to our classroom. We placed them in an incubator and hoped they would hatch. By Saturday morning we had five fluffy ducklings joining Pandas and Giraffes. Four ducklings are yellow, fluffy Peking ducks but we are very lucky to have hatched a Black East Indian duck- which is extremely rare!

We have loved  letting the ducklings waddle around our classroom and have even let them enjoy a swim or two. 

Having fun with the ducklings 🐥

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EYFS  Christmas Performance 2020.


Although things are a little different this year, we have still managed to put together a Christmas show.

We hope you enjoy it.



Remembrance Day 2020

Inside Reception

Our Curriculum


In Reception we follow the EYFS Framework.

The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. 


During the year your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.


Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

  • Communication and language

  • Physical development

  • Personal, social and emotional development.


These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.


As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the world

  • Expressive arts and design


These 7 areas are what we use to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is similar to a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but is suitable for very young children and is designed to be  flexible so that staff can follow your child's unique needs and interests.

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.


We have planned our curriculum to cover all areas of the EYFS Framework in half termly topics. Please see our curriculum plan for this coming year.


Parental Support


In Reception we are extremely thankful to the support we receive from parents and we understand you are keen to discover more about your child's learning and what a typical day at school involves.  Please speak to Mrs Green or Mrs Lansdown if you would like to visit us one morning to see what we do!

Curriculum Information 2020-21

EYFS Curriculum Overview 2020-21

Home Learning


Try some of these websites at home to continue learning...