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Armley Park Primary School

Reception

Welcome to the Reception Class Page!

 

Class Teacher: Miss Jackson

Support Staff: Miss Murphy, Mrs Billbrough and Miss Munday

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. 

Reception's Long Term Plan for Parents

3rd February 2023 - Writer of the week is Lucas for drawing a picture of his bridge that he built. He also wrote his name, forming letters carefully. Leo is star of the week for his enthusiasm in Maths during our shape hunt. Well done both of you!

w/c 30th January 2023 - This week in Reception, we have been using the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff to support our focus of bridge building. We talked about what materials we could use to create a strong bridge for the goats to cross. Once we had built our bridges, we drew our designs. In Maths, we have been learning all about squares and rectangles. Can you find any squares and rectangles around your house?

27th January 2023 - Amelia is writer of the week for applying her phonics skills to write some instructions. Aisha is star of the week for her efforts in Literacy. Both girls, as well as the whole class have worked so hard this week to help Goldilocks make some porridge, it was really hard to choose!

w/c 23rd January 2023 - It has been a very exciting week in Reception. On Monday, we recieved a letter from Goldilocks asking for our help to make Baby Bear some porridge. We wrote a shopping list straight away and then some instructions on how to make porridge. On Thursday, we followed our instructions to make ourselves and Baby Bear some porridge! We have been so busy!

20th January 2023 - Star of the week is Sapphire for her enthusiasm towards her own learning all the time. Mamadou is writer of the week for his innovation of the sotry Goldilocks and the 3 bears. Great work this week you two :)

w/c 16th January 2023 - This week we have been learning all about the number 5. We have explored composition and representation of 5. In Literacy we have been using the story map of Goldilocks and the 3 bears to retell the story. We even retold the story to Year 2. Lots of story maps have been created at home too, what superstars we have in Reception! The weather has been so cold that we have been able to talk about winter in a more practical way, brrr!

13th January 2023 - Lily is writer of the week for her amazing story map of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Lucas is star of the week for joining in retelling stories. Well done both of you!

w/c 9th January 2023 - Can you guess what story we are reading in Reception this week?... It's Goldilocks and the Three Bears! We have the Bears cottage set up in the classroom as well as some small world enhancements to encourage us to retell stories. In Literacy we are creating story maps to retell the story, next week we will be innovating the story and making some changes to it. In maths we have been learning all about the number 4. We explored composition and how to represent it in many ways.

6th January 2023 - Erin and Shreyo have our first awards of 2023! Erin is writer of the week for developing her independance when writing all about the Night Monkey and Day Monkey. Shreyo is star of the week for showing some understanding and comprehension when reading. Well done both of you!

w/c 4th January 2023 - Happy New Year and welcome back Reception! For our first week back, we have been using the story Night Monkey, Day Monkey to support our Maths and Literacy learning. In Maths, we have been talking about routines and what we do during the day and at night time. In Literacy, we have been writing about all the things Day Monkey and Night Monkey have seen for the first time. 

Pupils of the term - Amelia and Noah! It has been very difficult to just choose 2 pupils but we went with Noah for always smiling, working hard and being a pleasure to have in class and Amelia for joining in, working her socks off, especially in maths and being a super Donkey in our Nativity performance! Well done to both of you and also to the rest of Reception!

w/c 12th December 2022 - It's Christmas! This week we have had our Christmas party, a visit from Santa and Christmas dinner! We are all certainly ready for Santa to arrive now! Hohoho! We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and safe start to 2023!

9th December 2022 - Star of the week is Treasure for her amazing effort in our Nativity performance. She was a confident narrator and Angel. Logan is writter of the week for huge improvements in writing his name. Well done both of you!

w/c 5th December 2022 - We did it! A huge well done to all Nursery and Reception for their amazing efforts in our Nativity performance. We danced, sang and acted our way through the story of the first Christmas! We are all so proud of you, little superstars!

2nd December 2022 - Star of the week is Carter for always making the right choices, trying hard, joining in and being a great role model to others. Logan is writer of the week for making improvements in his letter formation whilst labelling the Everywhere Bear. Well done boys, great effort this week!

w/c 28th November 2022 - This week we had a visit from Wendy from Road Safety, she spoke to us about how to keep safe on the roads and whilst out walking on the pavement. In maths, we have been learning all about composition of numbers up to 3. We used numicon, double sided counters and our fingers to find all the different ways to make amounts to up to 3. We have also been practising our Nativiity ready for the perfomance next week!

25th November 2022 - Writer of the week is Noah for writing his name without his name card and being very proud of himself, as are we! Bella and Miah are stars of the week for thier amazing home learning challenge with the Everywhere Bear. Well done you three!

w/c 21.11.22 - Reception have been reading the story "The Everywhere Bear" this week. We have our very own bear in class who has been on an adventure around school during the night. We couldn't believe all the places he had been! We have a home learning challenge too where we have taken home our very own Everywhere Bear for an adventure. We have also had a reading challenge this week, tricky words have been hidden all around the classroom, we had to find them, read them and write them! Wow, what a busy week!

18th November 2022 - Children in Need. Reception have helped to raise money for Children in Need by dressing in their own clothes and donating £1. We made some Pudsey Bear ears too!

18th November 2022 - Star of the week is Mamadou for being enthusiastic when looking at books. Writer of the week is Aisha for her amazing drawing and writing words. Well done both of you!

w/c 14th November 2022 - Reception have been learning all about the number 3 in maths. We have been looking at ways to represent 3 as well as looking at composition. During choosing time, Reception have been doing lots of mark making, writing and drawing, we have been able to create a lovely display in the classroom showcasing all our beautiful writing. We had an emergency in maths this week as our Numberblock characters 1 and 2 went missing, we looked everywhere for them and couldn't see where they had gone. This was the perfect opportunity to create some missing posters which we displayed around school. Thankfully, Miss Jackson found them hiding with the dominoes!!

11th Novemeber 2022 - Logan is star of the week for being a really kind friend. Treasure is writer of the week for super effort in Phonics. Well done you two!

w/c 7th November 2022 - This week in maths we have been learning all about the Number 2. In Literacy we have been talking about where we live and what we have in Armley around us. We have also been looking at our houses on google maps. We have also been learning all about Remembernce day and why we celebrate it. Look at our amazing poppies.

4th November 2022 - Star of the week is Amelia for her amazing attitude towards her learning and always trying her hardest. Xander is writer of the week for his list of potion ingredients. He wrote initial sounds and is beginning to form them clearly. Well done both of you!

w/c 31st October 2022 - We have had a great first week back with lots of Halloween themed activities. Our main focus has been making potions and writing lists with all our ingredients. Lots of interesting potions were made!

21st October 2022 - Star of the week is Marek for great improvement in his maths work. Leo is writer of the week for writing his name clearly. Well done boys!

We are the bird feeders!

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Listen to Reception's song that we created to help advertise our product.

Enterprise Week! Reception are creating their own bird feeders as their project for Enterprise week. So far we have watched some videos of British birds eating from shop bought feeders. We have started to make our own using peanut butter, bird seeds, apples, pine cones and sticks. To finish advertising our products, we created a song and a poster to help sell them. A huge thanks to Ken who came with his 50p to buy a bird feeder! All the bird feeders are now hanging in Ken's garden, we are hoping to see some very full birds as they eat from the bird feeders!

14th October 2022 - Star of the week is Logan for his amazing efforts when dancing, he has some really good dance moves! Writer of the week is Bella for using the magnetic letters to spell and make a word. Great effort this week Logan and Bella!

w/c 10th October 2022 - We have been exploring Autumn this week with all the leaves in the sand tray. Using the grabbers to pick the leaves up is really helping to make our hands stronger. We have been comparing amounts in maths by using the vocabulary 'more', 'fewer' and 'same' to talk about them. We have also been playing with some new construction resources we have very kindly been gifted.

7th October 2022 - Star of the week is Lily for her efforts in Phonics. She joins in well and is showing great progress already. Willow is writer of the week for her lovely drawing of her family. Well done girls, super effort!

w/c 3rd October - This week in Maths we have been sorting objects according to their features such as colour, shape and size. The children have worked well togther to ensure everything is sorted. In Literacy, we have been drawing and talking about our families. We have some amazing drawings I'm sure you'll agree.

30th September 2022 - Star of the week is Miah for her amazing efforts when reading with Miss Murphy. Writer of the week is Shreyo for his beautiful formation of our Phonics sounds this week. Well done both of you!

w/c 26th September 2022 - This week in Maths we have been looking at matching. Using socks has been a great way for the children to show an understanding of matching 2 objects together to make a pair. We have also used the pictures from Noah's Arc. We have been doing lots more talking about ourselves and what makes us the same and different. It's been a fabulous week of speaking and lovely to see the children's confidence grow already.

23rd September 2022 - Star of the week is Erin for being an all round superstar, always making the right choices, joining in and being a positive role model to others. Melian is writer of the week for her super mark making on her all about me work. Well done girls!

w/c 19th September 2022 - This week in maths we have been focusing on colours. We investigated the colour purple and how to make it. We have had so much fun making lots of different shades of purple. During our Literacy time, we have been talking about ourselves.

16th September 2022 - Star of the week is Dennison for joining in during group times and Writer of the week is Carter for amazing name writing. Well done boys!

Week 2 - w/c 12th September 2022 - This week we have been talking lots about our feelings and sharing them each morning. We have been trying really hard to write our names too in our name writing books and on whiteboards.

9/9/22 - Star of the week is Noah for a superb start to Reception. Writer of the week is Sapphire for writing her name. Well done you two and also to the rest of Reception for their first week!

Week 1 - w/c 5th September 2022 - A huge welcome to our new Reception class!

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