Menu

Armley Park Primary School

Reception

Welcome to the Reception Class Page!

 

Class Teacher: Miss Jackson

Support Staff: Miss Murphy, Miss Hargreaves 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. 

1st July 2022 - Star of the week is Lucas-James for beginning to make better choices with his behaviour. Skyla is writer of the week for her amazing writing of her own version of Jack and The beanstalk. Well done both of you!

w/c 27th June - This week we have been busy learning all about spatial awareness. We have been creating maps for Jack and the Giant and using positional language to talk about where everything is. We have a very creative class and the maps produced are amazing!

24th June 2022 - Star of the week is Maliya for being amazing all the time and settling back into Reception well. Jordan is writer of the week for his innovation of the story map for Jack and the Beanstalk. Well done you two!

w/c 20th June 2022 - This week we have made the most of the glorious weather and have spent lots of time outside with the sand and water! As a lot of the children have said this week, "It's been the best week EVER!" We have also planted our beanstalks out in the garden.

17th June 2022 - Star of the week is Abigail. She has become so confident in class recently, joining in more, staring to write her name, eating all her dinner and trying her hardest! Dylan is writer of the week for writing instructions on how to grow your own beanstalk! Well done both of you :)

w/c 6th June 2022 - What a busy first week back we have had. To kick start our topic 'Plant it!' we have planted our own bean seeds to grow our own beanstalks! We are taking care of them and cannot wait to start to see them grow.

w/c 23rd May 2022 - Express Yourself Week! This week Reception have been expressing themselves through arts, crafts, dancing and singing. We moved around different classes to experience a variety of arts. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 all expressed themselves on a feather and then we created a giant set of wings! I'm sure you'll agree, it looks AMZAZING!

20th May 2022 - Star of the week is Georgia for doing some amazing independent writing. Writer of the week is Maliya for her efforts in Literacy. Well done girls, you supertsars!

13th May 2022 - Reception's writer of the week is Amelialilly. She wrote her name this week neatly, on the line and formed all her letters correctly! Patryk and Joseph are stars of the week. Joseph has really matured since September and he is a role-model on the carper. Patyrk did some extra home learning this week. He used his reading book to make his own frog face! Well done you three!

w/c 9.5.22 - This week Reception have had a visit from our local Police Officers Pete and Matthew. They came to talk about how they help to keep everyone safe. As a special surprise, they even brought a van for us all to sit in! What a great experience for our little ones to have.

6th May 2022 - Writer of the week is Abir. He drew a picture of what he wants to be when he is older and used his phonics to write the word soldier. Peony is our star of the week for her amazing independence in her maths learning this week, well done both of you!

w/c 2nd May 2022 - This week Reception have loved our new role play area, the hospital! There has been lots of operations and hard work going on, Miss Jackson even recieved CPR! There are certainly some future NHS staff here in the making!

29th April 2022 - Janelle is this weeks Writer of the week. She has completed Reception's writing challenge this week and it was amazing. Jakub is star of the week for his efforts in NELI group. He is learning new vocabulary and beginning to use it independently. Well done to both of you!

w/c 25th April 2022 - This week Reception have been exploring some new areas of provision! We have been able to have sand, water and playdough again due to all restrictions been lifted, it is safe to say, the children have loved it!

22nd April 2022 - Reception's star of the week is Skyla. She has improved over the week in forming the correct letters for her name. Lucas-James is writer of the week for writing his name with some clear letters formed. Well done to the both of you!

w/c 18th April 2022

Welcome back everyone after a lovely long Easter half term! Reception have been back with bang and really cracked on with their learning. In maths we have been learning all about numbers beyond 10 with a focus on teen numbers. In Literacy we have been creating maps linked to the story "We're going on an egg hunt." 

1st April 2022 - Patryk is writer of the week for using his story map to write his own story, he also made his own story map at home and brought it in to share. Mowas and Aisha are Reception's stars of the term. Mowas is always smiling, joining in and being enthusiastic towards EVERYTHING! Aisha has become an author over the past few weeks and has written 2 books. She uses her phonics knowldge well and even illustrates her book. Well done to you all :)

w/c 28th March 2022 - Reception have been working their socks off this week in maths and consolidating their knowledge of number bonds to 10. In Literacy we have created our own story map and written it down. We have certainly earnt our Easter break! Have a lovely time off, see you all on the 19th April.

18th March 2022 - Star of the week is Patryk, he is always so kind and helpful and really looks after Miss Jackson! Kilian is writer of the week for writing 3 pages in his wildlife fact book! Well done boys!

w/c 14th March 2022 - Reception have been exploring the number 9 this week in maths. We have used the part whole method to explore composition of 9. We have also been talking about British Wildlife and our home learning challenge was to look for signs of Spring around us. We have been making the most of the nice weather too and spending more time outside.

w/c 7th March 2022 - We have chicks!!! The children got to watch the chicks hatch and once they were ready, they were able to hold them. Such an incredible experience for the children to witness life cycles and changes first hand.

4th March 2022 - Star of the week for Reception is Aydin. He joined our class on Wednesday and has really settled in. Welcome Aydin!

World Book Day 2022 - To celebrate World Book Day, we brought our favourite books into school. We shared them with our friends and spoke about why they are our favourite book. What is your favourite book?

w/c 28th February 2022 - This week Reception have had a very eggs-siting delivery! 10 chick eggs were delivered and we have watched them hatch into fluffy, noisy chicks. We get to hold them next week too, we can't wait! We also celebrated Pancake day. We wrote some instructions on how to make pancakes and then we tasted them, they were delicious!

Spring 1 2022 - Knowledge Organiser - Build it!

18th February 2022 - Star of the week is Aisha for being independent in her own learning and writing a sentence! Writer of the week is Arya for her amazing story writing! Well done girls, you should be so proud of yourselves!

w/c 14th February 2022 - This week we have been exploring the composition of 7 using Numicon. We have also enjoyed Literacy week and creating story maps from the book 'You choose your dreams.' It's been a long Spring 1 term, have a great half term break everyone!

4th February 2022 - Theo is Reception's writer of the week for his amazing version of The Three Little Pigs. Well done!

w/c 31st January 2022 - This week Reception have been focusing on the innovation stage of talk for writing. They changed the original story of The Three Little Pigs to make it their own. The stories created were them performed to others and they were AMAZING! In maths we have been discovering and talking about capacity. We also celebrated Chinese New Year on 1/2/22.

28th January 2022 - Star of the week for Reception is Alan. He is really trying his hardest to speak a lot more in class, in fact, we have had to ask him to be quiet! Jakub is writer of the week for using his phonics to write about the Three Little Pigs. Well done boys!

w/c 24th January 2022 - This week in Reception we have been building houses for the Three Little Pigs. We spoke out the materials we needed and how we were going to create them. Once the houses were made, we used them for some retelling of the story. It has been amazing to see. In Maths we have been exploring weight, floating and sinking. In Literacy, we created a story map of the Three Little Pigs and used it to retell the story. Stay tuned for a video of us all retelling the story.

21st January 2022 - Kamma is this weeks star of the week. She drew an amazing picture of The Three Little Pigs and the big bad wolf and retold some of the story. Natalia is writer of the week for beginning to write simple captions in phonics. Well done girls!

w/c 17th January 2022

This week Reception have been deepening their knowledge of the composition of numbers 0-5. We have explored lots of different ways of how these amounts can be made. Some of us are able to instantly recall them now too and Miss Jackson is so proud!

Our fine motor skills have been working hard too this week and we have been cutting out the characters from the Three Little Pigs. We have them had to decided how to attach the body parts together and what fasteners we would like to use. It has made a lovely display in Reception classroom.

14th January 2022 - Write of the week is Jordan for forming some clear letters from his name. Star of the week is Eva for her enthusiasm in re-telling the story of the Three Little Pigs. Well done both of you!

w/c 10th January 2022 - This week Reception have been developing a secure knowledge of numbers 0-5. They have focused on more and less and composition. Reception have begun to create houses for the Little Pigs using Lego and box craft.

7th January 2022 - Writer of the week is Dylan, he used his phonics independently to write about Miss Jackson being the best! Jakub is star of the week for beginning to use more English. His Dad uploaded a video onto Tapestry of him singing and talking in English at home. Great work boys!

w/c 3rd January 2022 - A huge welcome back to all of Reception. We have had such a busy week and crammed lots into 3 days! In Maths we have been learning all about zero. As part of our Build it topic, we listened to the story "The Three Little Pigs." Next week we will be discussing houses and the materials the pigs used to build them.

Autumn 2 2021 - Knowledge organiser - Let's celebrate!

3rd December 2021 - Reception's star of the week is Hanya, she is trying so hard in all areas of her learning and is a superstar! Peony is our Writer of the week for using and applying her Phonics skills in her writing. Well done girls!

w/c 29th November 2021 - Reception has been so busy this week. We have made decorations, baked a cake and finally had a party for Kipper! We played party games, sang Happy Birthday and ate some cake! We also decorated our class Christmas tree!

w/c 22nd November - This week we have been so busy writing a list of ingredients needed to make a cake, as well as writing instructions on how to make a cake. We are looking forward to making a birthday cake for Kipper next week! In maths, we are getting really good at subitising with numbers up to 4. We have also been exploring the composition of 4.

19th November 2021 - Writer of the week is Amelialilly, she has been writing our tricky words and reading them back. Abigail has been trying really hard to use the words more and less to compare amounts in maths, she is our star of the week. Great work girls!

w/c 15th November 2021 - This week Reception have been doing lots of mark making, writing words and drawing pictures of their models and Pudsey Bear. We have been learning all about the Number 3 in maths too and using the dice to help us subitise numerals/amounts 1-3.

12/11/21 - Janelle is our writer of the week for her cake design for Kipper. Georgia is our star of the week for always trying her hardest and becoming a little bit more confident in class. Well done girls!

w/c 8th November 2021 - Reception have been using the story 'Kipper's Birthday' to support their learning. We have all designed a birthday cake for Kipper. discussed the flavour and used our Phonics to write about it. In Maths, we have been learning all about the Number 2. Some children have also completed a challenge and drawn a picture of their model once they have built it.

5/11/21 - Reception's star of the week is Leona, she always tries hard and has a great 'can do' attitude. Aisha is our writer of the week for using her phonics knowledge well to write all her teachers names! Well done girls!

w/c 1st November 2021 - What a busy first week back and we have kick started our topic by learning all about the Festival Diwali. We listened to the story of Rama and Sita. We then made our own salt dough Diva lamps to celebrate Diwali. We also made some coconut Diwali sweets, they were very yummy! In Maths we have been looking at different ways of representing 1. To finish the week, we talked about Bonfire Night, why we celebrate it and how. Most importantly, we discussed Bonfire Night Safety.

Autumn 1 2021 - Knowledge Organiser - Who are we?

22nd October 2021 - Skyla is this weeks writer of the week, she has been creating some fantastic drawings of animals from the Great Barrier Reef. She is also trying hard in her Phonics. Theo is the star of the week for his consistent efforts in creating his own repeating patterns. Well done to the both of you!

w/c 18th October 2021 - What a busy final week of the first half term in school. We have been learning all about repeating patterns in Reception and creating them in all different areas of the classroom and outside. Early Years were focusing on the Great Barrier Reef for our Wonders of the World themed week. We found it a map, discussed what makes it wonderful, created our own coral using mod rock and drew all the animals that live there. Mark making on whiteboards has been a big hit this week too!

15th October - Reception's star of the week is Alan for his efforts in Maths, he showed some understanding of more and less. Writer of the week is Eva, she independently wrote down all the graphemes we have been learning and was able to tell us what sound they make! Well done to both of you!

8th October 2021 - Arya is our star of the week, she was the first one to complete her home learning and have it uploaded to Tapestry. Hanya is writer of the week for writing letters and sounds at home, her Dad then uploaded it to Tapestry. Great work girls!

w/c 4th October 2021 - This week Reception have been busy sorting and grouping objects by their properties. We have also been talking lots about our families and beginning to make words using magnetic letters. Lots of home learning has happened too, a big thank you to parents for adding lots of photos and videos to Tapestry. The children were so happy to receive their home learning certificates!

W/C 27th September - This week Reception have been looking at matching in maths. We have used lots of enhancements to provision to support our learning, the children have helped Miss Jackson sort out all her socks into matching pairs! We made use of the rainy weather too and mixed powder paints in all the puddles!

1st October 2021 - Star of the week is Mowas, he has settled well into being in school full time and has really made a great start to his time in Reception. Writer of the week is Kamma, she wrote the alphabet and numbers 1-20 from memory, you superstar!

W/C 20th September 2021 - This week we have been very busy creating self portraits. We looked carefully in the mirror at the features on our faces and talked about what we look like. We decided on the materials and colours we would use. They look amazing on the wall in the classroom. We also had a little adventure in Ken's Garden and hunted for the 13 creatures he had hidden in there!

24th September 2021 - Star of the week for Reception is Patryk. He has an amazing attitude and is so enthusiastic towards his learning! Writer of the week is Kilian, he has surprised all the grown ups with writing his name. Great work boys!

W/C 13th September 2021 - Another busy week in Reception. Children exploring areas in and out of the classroom as well as completing our 'faces' challenge. As part of our topic, the children were challenged to use the natural resources to create a face. Lots of conversations about what we all look like. Can you make a face using resources around the house?