Book exchanging at buttercup

The children were encouraged to bring a used book from home to exchange with other members of their class. This way children got to take home a new book to enjoy, but without paying for it!

Reading around the school!

The Year 3 and 4 children came down to the Year 1 and 2 class and spent time reading to the younger children. They were put into pairs. The Year 1 and 2 children also got the opportunity to read to the older children. It was fantastic to see how well the Year 3 and […]

Scholastics book fair at Buttercup

We invited the Scholastics book fair to the school to encourage children to buy and read books of their choice. There was a choice of fiction, non fiction and stationary items to choose from. It was great to see the enthusiasm shown by the children, many went home with a book that the were interested […]

Hobgoblins Theatre company Shakespeare show and workshop

As part of Book Week, the children learnt about who Shakespeare was, the plays he wrote and the key differences between a comedy, tragedy and a history play. The Hobgoblins team made sure the shows were very much interactive where they used drama skills and games such as freeze frames and role play to learn […]

International women’s day celebration at Buttercup

We celebrated international women’s day by praising and recognising our beautiful girls in school . To mark the occasion 200 roses were handed out to each of the girls . The boys did not get left out, each boy received a rose to gift to the special woman in their life . Staff were also […]

Safer Internet Day at Buttercup Primary school Tuesday 11th February 2020

Safer Internet Day aims to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.  Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Safer Internet Day 2020 was celebrated globally  and […]

Celebrating World Hijab Day At Buttercup Primary

Thank you to all the students who made that extra effort to celebrate World Hijab Day with us by wearing their beautiful hijabs so proudly.  World Hijab Day is an annual event founded by Nazma Khan in 2013. The event takes place on February 1st each year in 140 countries worldwide. Its stated purpose is to […]

Crime scene investigators in Early Years!

The Early Years  are learning about people who help us. We had some lovely local officers visit us and talk about what they do and how they help people. We had a crime scene set up in the classroom  where the toys were missing. The police officers helped the children find clues and guided them […]

Mad Science in Early Years

During science week we had someone special from the Mad Science company come and make slime with the early years children. They followed the instructions very well and manged to make their own slime to take home. We had so much fun. Have a look.

Workshop: ‘Slime Time’ –

The children were encouraged to explore the difference between physical and chemical reactions and the science behind a simple pot of slime. Children learnt about atoms, bonds and molecules and left the workshop with the ability to identify the difference and a pot of slime!

Workshop: ‘Dry Ice’-

Workshop: ‘Dry Ice’–  The children furthered their discovery between the different states of matter by exploring the processes of how one state can change into another and the scientific terms for this. They witnessed some of Mad Science’s favourite experiments with the introduction of Dry Ice. Bubbling potions and wispy waterfalls; this workshop sure did […]

Science week dressing up day!

Look at some of the amazing costumes designed and made by the children to celebrate the end of Science week at Buttercup Primary.

Solids, Liquids & Gases show Mad Science company

The children were introduced to the 3 different states of matter in a high-energy interactive show. Chris the scientist, showed the children the difference between the states of matter through exciting and fun experiments that engaged them all!

Science Week

Monday 20th January 2020 For Science Week, Year 3 and 4 had a visit from a parent who is an electrician. He spoke to the children about what he does and deals with on a day to day basis in his job. The parent discussed how electricity travels around and the different wires that are […]

Year 6 Parliament trip

Year 6 and the school councillors of Buttercup, visited the Parliament in Westminster to learn what takes place there and how it happens. They were able to sit in the different rooms in the house of Parliament and learn how bills and laws are passed. They even reenacted the different stages in creating a new […]

Year 5 trip to The Royal society of Chemistry

‘1001 Science Journeys from Alchemy to Chemistry’ event The Year 5 children had an amazing day at the Royal Society of Chemistry where they watched a live show about the famous Jabir ibn Hayyan and his successor, Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, who developed new ways of classifying substances and organising chemical knowledge.  They then took […]