Asquith Primary School

Growing to Succeed

Horsfall Street, Morley, Leeds
West Yorkshire, LS27 9QY

Headteacher: Gillian Austerfield






Welcome to Red and Green Butterfly Classes. Here you will find lots of information about what happens in Reception class.




Staff working in Butterfly Classes


Mrs Ellis is the teacher in Red Butterfly Class (Mrs Skelton is on maternity leave)

Miss Gledhill is the teacher in Green Butterfly Class

Miss DeanMiss Sheard are the teaching assistants who work between both classes.

Mrs Cassidy, Mrs Taylor-Ferguson and Miss Gomersall are the teaching assistants who work one to one with individual children.


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Red and Green Butterflies BLOG!

Mini Tennis Road Show visits Asquith!

Amanda Ellis (amanda) on: Red and Green Butterflies BLOG!

Butterfly class had a very exciting visit from a tennis coach as part of the Leeds Mini Tennis Road Show for schools. We had lots of fun practising hand-eye coordination and balancing skills with tennis balls and tennis rackets. We really impressed the tennis coach by listening carefully to carry out two part instructions. We were all a 'tryasuarus' and had fun learning new skills!

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Phonics fun!

Amanda Ellis (amanda) on: Red and Green Butterflies BLOG!

We have learnt one new sound this week in Phonics. This is the 'oa' sound like in the word, g-oa-t.

Can your child tell you the sound it makes on their sound mat?

These are some of the words we have been looking at this week;


Watch the video below to help at home...

Have a go at the 'oa' reading machine

We have also learnt the new tricky word - they. Find and sing along to the 'Tricky word song' further down this page! 


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tu-whit tu-whoo!

Amanda Ellis (amanda) on: Red and Green Butterflies BLOG!

This morning we had an amazing surprise waiting for us in the small hall... 3 REAL owls!

We enjoyed meeting, Tilly the Barn Owl, Libby the Spotted Owl and Molly the Burrowing Owl and their owner, Kira.

We listened carefully to Kira telling us about her owls and answered and asked her lots of questions. Kira was very impressed with our behaviour and how we showed our school value of Respect towards her and the owls. We now know lots of facts about owls and can't wait to share our learning with you when we get home.

#welovelearning #weloveowls           owl     

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Time for Yoga!

Amanda Ellis (amanda) on: Red and Green Butterflies BLOG!

Red and Green Butterfly Class loved their surprise visit from one of the school governors, Mrs Barker-Smith! Every day before we begin hand writing we warm our bodies by stretching and taking part in gross motor exercises. Today our exercise was a little different.....YOGA!
The children loved learning a little bit about yoga and carefully followed Mrs Barker-Smith's instructions to join in with the exercises. We found it funny that some of the positions had funny names, 'the cactus', and 'the mountain' to name just afew.  

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Amanda Ellis (amanda) on: Red and Green Butterflies BLOG!

We have been learning about friendship in class this week and thinking about ways in which we can help our friends. We have enjoyed playing games together practicing skills such as sharing and taking turns. 

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Spring 2019 Parents Evening information

Medium term planning


Reading and Phonics activities

How to pronounce phonemes (letter sounds) correctly.

Have fun learning our new Jolly Phonics songs!

Reading at home

The children are enjoying learning to read in school and taking a reading book and library book home each week. A few parents have asked for advice when hearing their child read at home. This short video is very useful and gives some good tips about how to hear your child read. Please watch it and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask a member of our team

Helping your child to read at home

Sing our tricky word song with us!

We are learning to read tricky words in class and we love singing these songs to help us learn the words.

We can't sound out tricky words as they wouldn't make sense...this is why they are very tricky! In class we are learning; the, I, go, no, into, to, he, we, she and be. 

Please help us at home to recognise these words by sight. There might be tricky words in our reading books that we can point out, or even in our favourite story books at home. 



We love the Tricky Word Song. "Don't let it trick you"

Sing a long to our new Tricky Word song!


In our Maths lessons we enjoy counting, singing number rhymes, using numicon, playing games, using the smartboard, learning about shapes and patterns and lots more fun activities.

We like to learn all about numbers and spend two or three weeks learning about one number at a time. We record lots of learning in our Maths books and on Tapestry (our online Learning Journal).

In the Autumn term we started watching Numberblocks in our Maths lessons, they teach us lots of great facts about numbers. We use the ideas in the videos in our group activities and in activities around the classroom. We have now learnt all about numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and watched the episodes in Series One. You can find these episodes on BBCiplayer if you search for "Numberblocks". 

We are learning about numbers 6 and 7 in January and February.


Numberblocks Series One Episode One

Christmas Family Fun Session 2017

Reading and writing activities

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Maths activities

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