Armley Park Primary School


Welcome to the Reception Class Page!


We will upload important information on this page throughout the year so please keep checking it regularly to keep up to date with what is happening in our class. 

The Reception Team


Miss Jackson- Reception Teacher and Phase Leader

Miss Murphy - Teaching Assistant

Miss Tilley - Teaching Assistant

Miss Lynch - HLTA (teaching on Thursday mornings)


If you need to contact the staff, you can call the school office on 01132639216 or email [email protected]

Here is a copy of the 'Meet the Teacher' information if you couldn't attend the session. Any questions, please contact Miss Jackson on [email protected]

Please take a look at Reception's Parent Phonics Session. It shares information on our Phonics scheme, how your child learns to read and write and what you can do at home to support them.

Our Gallery

Writer, Star & Presenter of the week - Summer 2 2024

Culture Day 5.7.24 - For culture day, children were encouraged to come to school wearing clothes that represented their culture. We had a great turn out and it was lovely to see a variety of cultures being celebrated. Reception learnt all about Thailand for the day, we made a flag, drew some elephants and tasted Thai food, it was delicious! A huge thank you to Jody's Mum and sister for coming in to talk about Thailand.

Summer 1 - Focus Week - Incredible Armley Explorers!

Reception learnt all about Bear Grylls during Focus week. We found out about and watched some of his many expeditions. He is brave, strong, adventurous, resiliant and knows how to survive. As part of our week, Reception took on their own adventure and followed clues, worked as a team and survived their climb on 'Mount Everest' All children wrote a postcard and grown ups were invited into the hall at the end of the week to look at all the fabulous learning. Phew, what a week!

W/C 7th May 2024 - An Eggs-citing week in Reception!


Reception received an exciting delivery on Tuesday...10 chick eggs! We were lucky enough to watch 2 chicks hatch and it was the most magical moment that I am sure they will remember for a very long time. Watch the video to see (and hear!) the whole class watching our first chick hatch. Throughout the week, Reception have been learning about the life cycle of a chick, the difference between the colours (brown chicks are girls and yellow chicks are boys), creating collages of chicks, writing about them and doing lots and lots of talking! It has been amazing and we are looking forward to holding them next week!

Chick hatching

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Chick hatching

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17.4.24 - 10 children from Reception were selected to attend an 'Early Years Explorers Event' at Lineham Farm. They took part in activities inside and out, working together, moving, exploring and most importantly having fun!

Stars and Writers of the Week - Summer 1 2024

Reception would like to wish you all a very Hoppy Easter! Have a lovely half term and don't eat too many Easter Eggs!

Spring 2 2024 - Writers and Stars of the Week

Spring 2 2024

22.3.24 - Well done to Sada, Ethan, Kiya, Muhammad, Jackson, Luma, Leo and Jody for moving up a book band level from pink to red! Superstars!

w/c 26th February 2024 - The 3 Little Pigs. This week we have been testing different materials to see what would be the best to build a house out of. We used box craft, chocolate, lego, duplo and large construction equipment to make strong, secure houses to keep the Little Pigs safe.

Spring 1 2024 - Writers and Stars of the week

Focus Week - Spring 1 2024

For our focus week, Reception read the story "Have you filled a bucket today?" It is all about being aware of other people's feelings and what we can do to fill people's buckets. Reception listened well to the story and were confident in talking about filling up the buckets of their teachers and friends. Everyone made their own buckets and wrote down all the different ways you can fill a bucket. For our Art work, Reception learnt all about mixing primary colours to make secondary colours. They used their mixed colours to paint a flower to create a large meadow scene. I am sure you will all agree how fab Reception's display board is!

Spring 1 2024 - Our learning so far...

Autumn 2 2023 - Stars of the week & Writers of the week

Reception would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas!

Nativity 2023 -Nursery and Reception were amazing in their performance of the Christmas story. A huge thank you to everyone who came and watched. Well done everyone, you were amazing!

Christmas Jumper Day 2023 - Reception wore their Christmas jumpers to school to help raise money for Save the Children. What a great effort Reception, well done!

28th November 2023 - Exploring ice. Due to the cold, icy weather we have been experiencing, Reception have found ice all over the playground! We felt it, bashed it, broke it and some even tasted it!

w/c 13th November 2023 - Anti-Bullying Week - To help raise awareness of bullying, Reception wore odd socks to school! We spoke about being kind to others and thinking about others feelings.

Autumn 2 - Our Learning so far...

Autumn 1 2023 - Stars of the week & Writers of the week

Focus Week - Arts - w/c 23rd October 2023

Autumn Week w/c 2nd October 2023 - Reception have been learning all about the season Autumn through experiments, Autumn hunts and art.

Autumn 1 2023 - Our Learning

A huge welcome to our new Reception pupils! Here's to a great year!