Asquith Primary School

Growing to Succeed

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

Headteacher: Gillian Austerfield


Welcome to Ash Class

Key information


Your teacher is Mrs Holdsworth. Miss Burke also supports in both of the Year 2 classes.


PE days are Monday and Friday 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.

Homework is sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned to class the following Wednesday. Every week they will have spellings and reading to complete. They will also have maths homework which will be times table/ division facts to learn by heart.

Guided reading  will take place once a week.  Please can you make sure that they have their books and reading records in their book bags for when they read. In the new homework policy it is recommended that your child reads daily for 10 minutes. Whenever someone listens to them read can we encourage you to write a comment in their reading records at least once during the week. As your child becomes a more confident reader and can read to themselves they can also write a comment in their records. This is also a good form of communication if you need to pass any message onto us. Our focus for the Spring and Summer term is on comprehension. As well as discussing word choices the author has used and what particular words mean.


Spelling We tested the children on the lists below and once they got a spelling incorrect they stopped the test. This then indicated which list needed to go home. The list is stuck in their green spelling books. Each week, they will be given a spelling test on all the words from the list. The day they have their test may change from one week to the other. They only get a new set of words sent home once they have got all the words correct.

Below is the whole set of spelling lists.


This half terms topic is ...


Year 2 Update


Christmas Concert

Year 1 & 2 will be performing a Christmas concert called 'The Magical Journey' on Wednesday 12th December at 2.30pm and Thursday 13th December at 9.15am.


The Wednesday 12th December performance will be for the adults who have children in Ash and Aspen class. The Thursday 13th December will be for adults who have children in Pine and Maple.  We do realise due to work commitments this may not be feasible for everyone so you may need to attend the other performance. Due to the space in the hall we only allow two adults to attend per child to one of the performances.


Education city

Your child has been send home with a log in for Education City so they can play on educational games linked to Science, English and Maths. Any problems with logging on please come and see me. 

Autumn one

Take a look at some of the things we got up to in Autumn 1. In Science we were learning abut identifying materials and their properties. We used a newton meter to measure the strength of different materials. In Maths we focused on place value and used lots of different equipment to help use to do this. Also in Geography we were learning about our local area. We walked around our school grounds first then the area around school. We then drew a map of where we had been.


We had a fantastic time visiting Morley Fire station. We got to look around the station and find out where the emergency calls go to and how they are processed. We also found out about all the different equipment that is stored inside the fire engine, and how some of them are used. We were then lucky enough to sit inside the fire engine and squirt the hose. We had lots of fun!



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We all had a fantastic time this week learning some judo moves. We learnt how to manoeuvre a partner back and forth and sensibly to the ground. We also learnt new Japanese word too. Dylan enjoyed wearing a judogi and grappling with a giant teddy bear.


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Last half term we looked at and replicated different styles of art work on a computer program; such as Impressionism, pointillist and surrealism. This half term we have focus on the art Seurat who invented pointillism. We used cotton buds to create a dotty picture linked to Remembrance Day


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In Science we have been learning about different materials. We were thinking about materials which are waterproof and absorbent. We had lots of fun experimenting with wax crayon and watercolours to make firework pictures. 

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What a fantastic day we all had dressing up as superheroes. There were some fantastic costumes. 

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In PSHE lessons we have been focusing on friendship and people who are special to us. Today we have been thinking about what makes a good friend. We had to sort pictures into two groups, things a good friend would do and things that a good friend wouldn’t do.

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Christmas Time is coming...

Dates for you diaries

 Saturday 1st Dec - School fair

 Wednesday 12th Dec at 2.30pm - KS1 Nativity

 Thursday 13th Dec at 9.15am - KS1 Nativity

 Wednesday 19th Dec at 2pm - disco

 Friday 21st Dec - Christmas jumper day.