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

Headteacher: Gillian Austerfield


Asquith Primary School

Growing to Succeed

 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!

Family Fun Sports Day

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

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our family fun sports day. What a fantastic afternoon!

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! #familyfun #sportsday

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3D shape fun!

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

In class we have enjoyed testing out which 3D shapes can roll. The children used 3D solid shapes and also real objects from the classroom to test and then record their answers. Together we then discussed why some shapes could and couldn't roll talking about the properties of the shapes. Watch the 3D shape song that we have enjoyed singing to in class... 



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Alien takeover!

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

The Butterfly Classes have enjoyed all things ALIEN this week after the spaceship landed in the playground! Children have enjoyed writing letters to the aliens to tell them where their spaceship is, designing their own playdough alien and making alien masks.


#welovealiens #independentlearning 

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Spaceship crash at Asquith Primary

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

This morning we arrived at school to find something exciting...a spaceship had crash landed in the Reception playground and a story book was left for us! We enjoyed listening to the story 'Aliens Who Love Underpants' with lots of laughter!

For our morning job we wrote about what had happened to the spaceship.

#makinglearningfun  #aliensloveunderpants

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Around the World Sponsored Run

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

Reception enjoyed taking part in the 'Around the World' sponsored run for the Forget Me Not children's hospice. The children enjoyed stretching their bodies in preparation and challenged themselves by running as far as they could and at their own pace.

Well done Butterfly Class!

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Resources to help your child at home

Medium term planning


We have been learning letter names in class! We love listening to these Alphabet songs in class.

Phonics activities

How to pronounce phonemes (letter sounds) correctly.

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Reading at home

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 songs 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. 

We are now learning Phase 4 tricky words in class. Scroll down to find our new song with the Phase 4 tricky words in.

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!

Phase 4 tricky word song

Phase 2 tricky word song

Phase 3 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 now learning about number 9 in Summer 1.


Listen to the Numberblocks 9 song

Reading and writing activities

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Maths activities

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