Armley Park Primary School


Welcome to the Reception Class Page!


Class Teacher: Miss Jackson

Support Staff: Miss Murphy and Mrs Billbrough

Email: [email protected]


We hope you enjoy looking at our class page. We will update this regularly throughout the year with photographs of what we have been doing and also with key information which you may find useful. If you have any questions, please contact the class teacher who will be able to help.

What are we learning about this year?

Learning at Home


Please see the information below about how you can help with learning at home. If you need any advice or support, please contact the class teacher. 

Reception Knowledge Organiser - Take a look at what we're learning about each half term

Welcome Newsletter September 2020

W/C 29th March 2021 - Wishing you all a Happy Easter!! Have a lovely break, looking forward to seeing you all back in school on the 19th April :)

W/C 22nd March 2021 - Sack race! Early Years LOVED the sack race that Miss Jackson brought into school!

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More sack race fun!

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More sack race fun!

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W/C 22nd March 2021 - I am so proud of Reception this week, lots of amazing mark making and writing whilst in the building area exploring the mobilo. We have also been taste testing vegetables and talking about our likes and dislikes. In maths we have been using tens and fives frames to explore how numbers are made and talking about more and less than.

How many little hands does it take to plant some seeds?!

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Nursery and Reception all wanted to plant some pea seeds after talking about how vegetables grow. We talked about what seeds need to grow and introduced new vocabulary such as 'compost'.


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W/C 15th March 2021 - Another really busy week in Reception! We have been doing lots of mark making, reading, exploring and talking about different vegetables which led to us planting some seeds in the garden! Can you remember what vegetables we looked at?

W/C 8th March - WELCOME BACK! What a lovely week having all our friends back in school. In Reception we have been making signs for our building's outside, exploring the cafe role play area, whole class phonics sessions, planting sunflower seeds for Mother's Day and accessing the areas of provision. Here are some photo's of our first week back:

A Christmas wish from Early Years!

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Week 6 - 14th December - This week has been filled with lots of fun Christmassy things. We have had our Christmas party, Christmas dinner, role play, singing songs and a surprise visit from Santa! We are really excited for Christmas, hope you all have a fun and safe break!

Santa, his reindeers and sleigh! Love the children's imagination and creativity!

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Jingle Bells!

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11th December 2020 - Christmas Jumper Day! Check out our Christmas jumpers that we wore to help raise money for Save the Children.

Week 6 - 7th December 2020

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A little reading challenge this week, read the word and match it to the picture. The children were enthusiastic and tried their hardest, I am very proud!


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Week 6 - 7th December 2020 - In Maths this week we have been finishing learning all about the number 3. We have been counting, showing 3 and finding out different ways to make 3. Reception have also been doing lots of mark making this week too. Writing words on the table, using large paper to create maps, chalking outside and writing sounds.

Week 3 - 16th November 2020 - This week in Reception we have been focusing on our topic of 'The World around us.' We looked at a map of the world and talked about where we and our families are from. Then we focused on where we all live now. We discussed Leeds and the places you can go to. The children also looked at their houses on Google Maps, it prompted some lovely conversations.

Week 2 - 9th November 2020 - Reception have been creating their own rainbows for Science Week. We used skittles and hot water and watched the magic happen! On Remembrance Day, Reception watched a video and joined in the National 2 Minute silence. We then created our own Poppies and I am sure you'll agree, they look amazing on the display in the entrance of school.

Week 1 - 2nd November 2020 - What a busy first week back we have had in Reception! We have been learning all about the number 1. We created a 'one' board to show us how the number 1 can be represented in many different ways. In phonics we have been making and writing cvc words. At dinner time, we are being encouraged to use a knife and fork to eat our food. We are all tired and ready for the weekend to relax!

Week 7 - 19th October 2020. This week has been a focus week to promote children's talking, thinking and reasoning. Early Years had a box delivered and all week we have been discussing whether to open the box or not. Lots of new vocabulary was introduced and the children had some very interesting ideas as to what could be inside. We voted and the majority wanted it opened and good job as it was a present from Christopher Pumpkin! We had some milkshakes, yummy marshmallows and a little Halloween party! Have a great half term, see you all next week!

Week 6 - 12th October 2020. Wow, what a busy week! Sorting and comparing in maths, making words in phonics and even time for some very creative portraits of Miss Jackson!!

Week 5 5th October 2020 - This week Reception have made a start on learning a new sound each day in phonics. We have been making our hands and arms stronger with lots of mark making and writing sounds. In maths, we have been learning about sorting and comparing. We are also developing an understanding of same and different.

Week 4 - 28th September - This week in maths we have been looking at 'matching'. We used socks and Noah's Ark to find pairs that match. Lot's of lovely maths vocabulary used by the children this week too. Can you find a matching pair of toys at home?

Week 3 - 21st September 2020 - Lots of gross motor play this week inside and out.

Week 2 14th September 2020


This week in Early Years we have welcomed some new friends into our school. 4 new children have joined us in Reception and 2 new children have joined our Nursery. They have settled in well and are beginning to enjoy making lots of new experiences.

We have spent a lot of time outside and making the most of the lovely weather. Outside we have been developing our gross motor skills through climbing, digging, dancing, using the bikes and being in the large sand pit.

All children have drawn a person as part of their fine motor initial assessment this week. We redo them every half term and it's a great way to see their progress over the year.

Next week we will be talking about our families, who lives in our house and what we celebrate.

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First Day In Reception - September 2020

Our first week in Reception and Nursery!