Asquith Primary School

Growing to Succeed

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

Headteacher: Gillian Austerfield

01133075550

 

 

RED AND GREEN ButterflieS

 

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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Newsletters


Newsletter 1 SEPTEMBER

Reading and Phonics activities

How to pronounce phonemes (letter sounds) correctly.

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. 

 

 

Medium term planning

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Christmas Family Fun Session 2017

We had a great time doing lots of physical activities at our Family Fun "Fitness" session! 2018

Red and Green Butterflies BLOG!

Autumn 2 Newsletter

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Please check your child's book bag for this half term's newsletter. It has some IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!

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Another great week learning new things!

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We've had another great week in Reception, the children continue to amaze us with their "can do" attitudes towards new learning in whole class and group activities.

In Maths, the "Butterflies" enjoyed looking at photographs of how they made the Little Red Hen's bread. They showed determination and perseverance to complete the task, thinking carefully about the order to put the photographs in. This week's home learning challenge is linked to this learning objective so that they can consolidate their learning and show you what they have learnt in school.

In Phonics, they have learnt the phonemes "z" and "y" and our first digraph (2 letters that make one sound) "qu". The children are doing well learning how to correctly write letters which they do every day in their Writing books. They have come so far since September and we are very proud of their positive attitudes towards writing. Please share with us any writing and drawings they do at home, we'd love to see them.

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In English, the children have learnt how to write a sentence beginning with tricky word "I". They have written about their weekend news and how they made bread last week. The "Butterflies" have learnt to think about the sentence they want to write, say it aloud and then write it, using their "phonics arm" to sound out words. We are very proud of them for showing such a "can do" attitude, writing is very tricky when you are only four and five.

The children have also enjoyed retelling the story of the Little Red Hen using Pie Corbett's actions from "Talk for Writing". They are starting to remember the order the animals come in the story and are using lots of expression when saying some of the words from the story, especially when they pretend to be the Little Red Hen and say, "Oh very well then, I'll do it myself and so she did!" It's a joy listening to them.

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At carpet time we have started to learn a couple of our Christmas songs. One song is about Five Little Elves jumping on Santa's sleigh and being mischievous, we think you'll like it when we sing it at our Christmas concert on TUESDAY 11th DECEMBER at 9am. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc7g47b9vl8

As you can see the "Butterflies" have definitely earned a three day weekend! We hope they enjoy their long weekend.

We are looking forward to more exciting learning opportunities next week. See you on TUESDAY 27th NOVEMBER

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First week back!

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We've had a wonderful first week back at school learning about different family customs and traditions.

The week started with the children talking to each other about their holiday news. They enjoyed sharing their photographs on Tapestry and in their Home Learning Books. 

On Monday we learnt how to keep safe on Bonfire night and the children listened carefully to Fireman Sam's "Top Ten Tips". We sang a song about Bonfire night and talked about the different noises fireworks make. A few of the children talked about safely holding sparklers using a carrot. Outside we danced with ribbon sticks to Katy Perry's "Fireworks" and used the instruments to make the sound of fireworks. We've explored painting fireworks using straws instead of paintbrushes and of course, used lots of glitter to make the fireworks sparkle. The children also made rockets using a kitchen roll and foil. 

We have also had fun learning about the Hindu Festival of Light, Diwali (pronounced "Dee - var - lee"). We've watched short videos on Cbeebies about the story of Diwali and about a young girl called Jessica and her Diwali preparations and celebrations. We've drawn mehndi patterns on handprints, made diva lamps and drawn Rangoli patterns.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-diwali 

To finish the week we have learnt about Remembrance day and made poppies using our handprints. Look out for our poppies on Monday.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doalcouBKwc  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04p4zsl 

We've definitely had a fun first week back in school!

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Jolly Phonics

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Over the last four weeks we have been busy in our daily Phonics lessons learning the sounds that letters make.

We are very proud of the children for the enthusiasm they show in Phonics lessons and their "can do attitude".

So far they have learnt the following phonemes (sounds letters make) and the graphemes (how the letters look and are written):

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We will learn the rest of the Phase 2 letter sounds by the half term holiday.

We have listened to and learnt the Jolly Phonics songs on YouTube and how we say the sounds correctly. We have also spoke about words that have these sounds in and learnt to write the letters in our writing book. Some of the letters are very difficult to write so we write them on each other's backs with our "Peter Pointer" finger, on the smart board and in the tray of coloured sand before we write them in our writing books.

We have also been learning to read tricky words in class, and have learnt the words; I, into, to, the. Tricky words are words that can't be sounded out, we have to 'train our brain' to recognise these words by sight. We love singing the Tricky Word song to help us learn these words, just search 'Tricky Word song phase 2' on YouTube. You can also find the Tricky Word song on our class page on the school website as well as tips on how to help with reading at home.

Thank you for all your support with your child's home learning, we love seeing their posts on Tapestry.

Each week they are coming on leaps and bounds...we are very impressed!

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We are learning to read!

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This week the children were given their first reading book/flashcards to bring home. We were so proud of their "can do attitude" and how much enthusiasm they showed for reading their first book.

We will hear the children read individually at least once a week and books will be swapped once a week. We will also be checking how many letter sounds and tricky words the children know on the Phase 2 sound mat stapled to the inside of their Reading record.

When parents write a brief comment in the reading record children get a team point so please let us know if your child has read at home. We recommend that you listen to your child read their book 4 times a week to improve their confidence and accuracy with sounding out and blending words at this stage.

Please make sure your child's reading book and reading record is kept inside their new Home Learning Zippy bag and bring it to school EVERY DAY in case it is their turn to read. You can buy your child a blue book bag at the school office if they wish to have also have a book bag.

Please see the newsletters in your child's book bag or on our class page (School website) for more information. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us. 

#welovereading

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