Asquith Primary School

Growing to Succeed

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

Headteacher: Gillian Austerfield


 RED AND GREEN ButterflieS


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


Staff working in Butterfly Classes

Mrs Ellis is the teacher in Red Butterfly Class

Miss Gledhill is the teacher in Green Butterfly Class

Miss Dean, Miss 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.

PE days are Tuesday PM and Thursday AM. Children must wear a PE kit for both lessons which consists of royal blue shorts, white t-shirt, pumps or trainers. In the better weather we will be having PE lessons outside so children also need an outdoor kit. Please label all items of clothing with your child's name. 

Home learning is sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned to class the following Wednesday. 

Reading will take place once a week in class. Children must bring their reading books and reading records in their book bag every day. We recommend that your child reads around 3 or 4 times a week at home. Whenever someone listens to them read can we encourage you to write a brief comment in their reading records. Your child will earn a team point each time they read at home. 

Tapestry - We use an online journal app called 'Tapestry' to record and share your child's learning with you at home. We love seeing what home learning your child does outside of school and encourage parents to share these photographs and videos via Tapestry which will contribute to your child's profile. We are delighted that together we are able to build a journal of your child’s learning journey in Reception class.  

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Red and Green Butterflies BLOG!

Having fun in our "Keep Fit Garden"

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

Now that Spring has arrived we are loving playing in our "Keep Fit Garden" next to Nursery. 

We are using our phonic knowledge and reading the questions on the posters, for example, "Can you lift the lids?" "Can you kick the ball?"

We are also showing our school value of "Determination" when learning to balance along the wooden logs and kick the ball without it going over the fence and our school value of "Equality" by ensuring that we treat each other fairly and give everyone a turn.


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Stay and Plant!

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

Wow, what a great time we've all had getting our playground ready for Spring! We've had fun digging up the weeds and planting new flowers in the tyre flower beds and large plant pots near our classroom door.

Thank you to the parents, grandparent and older sibling who came to help us at our three "Stay and Plant" sessions. It's the first time we've done a Stay and Plant so thanks again for making it such a success. 

We promise to look after our new plants by watering them regularly and not climbing on the tyre flower beds, we wouldn't want to squash them!

Next week, we're going to write and draw instructions about how to plant as well as plant some seeds that Mrs Cassidy kindly bought for us.



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Superstar readers!

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

Well done to the 18 children for taking part in the March reading challenge by reading at least 4 times a week at home! The teachers are very proud of you all. We can already see the difference in your reading with this extra practice at home. Keep up the fantastic work! (Thank you parents and grandparents for supporting the children with their reading).

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Teddy Bears Picnic

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

What a sunny morning for our class reward... a teddy bears picnic! We had fun chatting to our friends and teddy bears whilst enjoying some fruit, crisps, biscuits and milk. We are so proud of ourselves for earning our class target reward! #showingrespect 


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We've trapped the Evil Pea!

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

This morning we decided it was time to put a stop to the Evil Pea’s mischief making once and for all. We decided to put the traps that we made in places where the Evil Pea has been; on top of the sand tray, on the Creation station table, next to the smart board, on the carpet and down the corridor near our snack boxes, hoping that one of the traps would work. 

After lunch we checked the traps in the classroom and the Evil Pea wasn’t there. The special helpers went with Miss Dean to check the “Water Park” trap near the snack boxes and to their excitement found the Evil Pea trapped behind “the bars.” They returned to the classroom to tell the rest of the Butterflies that the trap had worked, we’d succeeded in trapping the Evil Pea.

Some of us thought that the Supertato’s we’ve made this week helped to trap the Evil Pea once and for all. Is this the end for the Evil Pea?


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Resources to help your child at home

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!

We are super confident recognising Phase 2 tricky words by sight: the, I, go, no, into, to. We have also learned Phase 3 tricky words: he, we, she, be, me, you, they, are, all, was and her. In Summer 1 we will be recapping these and moving onto Phase 4 tricky words.

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

#don't let it trick you!

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 learned all about numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. You can find these episodes on BBCiplayer if you search for "Numberblocks". 

We are learning about number 9 in Summer 2.


Numberblocks Series One Episode One

Reading and writing activities

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Maths activities

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