Asquith Primary School

Growing to Succeed

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

Headteacher: Gillian Austerfield


Welcome to Ash Class

where we are...


Key information

PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. 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 that will either be learning number facts, playing maths games, practical activities or worksheets.

Spellings are glued in your child's green spelling book and are sent home on a Friday. Spelling tests are held on Fridays.

Guided reading  will take place every Monday. Please can you make sure that they have their books and reading records in their book bags for when they read. In the news 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.

Library Children visit the school KS1 library on a Friday where they can enjoy choosing a library book to take home.



Autumn Term 

Spring Term


We are very excited in Year 2 as we got some chick eggs delivered on Monday. Today we saw the first chick hatch. We are all looking forward to next week, when we can all have a hold of them.



In Key Stage one we had an amazing day celebrating National Book Day. We started off with all four classes have a parade in the hall to show off their brilliant costumes. Then throughout the day each class visited Mrs Barstow, Mrs Ellis, Mrs Seedhouse and Mrs Holdsworth to read one of their favourite stories and take part in an activity linking to the story.

In Ash class we had some fantastic book characters:


Can and locate the seven continents of the world? We have been using an atlas and globe to find out where different countries are. We have also had fun in our role play area as polar explorers and researching different polar animals. In ART we used step by step instructions to learn how to draw a penguin. We could then create a large image using either water colour or chalk. 

In Geography we had to decide what we would pack in our suitcase if we were travelling to a hot climate and what we would pack if we were travelling to a cold climate. 


Ash class are fabulous Firefighters!  A huge thank you to the staff at Morley Fire Station who gave us a full tour of their station.  We were able to look at the fire engine, control room and gym!  While we were there they got called out on an emergency!

The team at Morley Fire Station wanted us to remind you all to check your smoke detectors each week.  If yours are not working or you require some, please contact the station and they will give you some for free!


Ash Class at the Fire Station

Ash blog

RSPB workshop

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Friday 24th March Year 2 are taking part in an outdoor workshop ran by RSPB. The workshop is called ‘Giving nature a home in schools.’ It links to our science work on habitats. It is advisable that child brings wellies to change into or suitable outdoor shoes as well as a warm and waterproof coat just in case it rains!  


Fantastic week

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We have had a fun packet week this week with many visitors. First Mr Barn owl arrived to link to our novel we are reading in class called 'The owl who is afraid of the dark'. The chick eggs then arrived, we were all so excited. The first chick hatched on Wednesday the rest of them made an appearance on Thursday. We are all very excited for next week when we can hold the chicks and given them names. 

To end the week we had lots of fantastic book characters in Ash class. There was Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox, Mr Twit plus many more. 


Pole to Pole

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What a great start back. Our new topics is 'Hot and cold countries'. We will be learning about the seven continents and locating them on a world map. We are also learning about different animals from around the world and identifying their habitats.

These last two weeks we have been focusing on North and South Pole and the continent Antarctica. In English we have been reading the story 'Penguin Small' by Mick Inkpen. We have been looking at adjectives to write noun phrases. We then used these to write characters descriptions about animals found in the story.

In Maths, we have been multiplying using repeated addition and arrays. We have just moved onto division by sharing and discussing the link between multiplication and division facts. 

Useful websites. Be aware some games can only be played on laptops.


Mend the Manger

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All the children did amazing in the Christmas concert. Their hard work certainly paid off. We would also like to thank all parents and grandparents that came to watch their children. 

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Christmas concert

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We are all very excited to perform our Christmas concert 'Mend the Manger'

The show performances are:

Tuesday 6th December 2.30pm

Wednesday 7th December 9am

However, due to space in the hall and health and safety reasons, numbers are limited. We are aware that other local schools give parents an entry ticket to attend only one performance. We would prefer not to do this so we kindly ask that only TWO adults per child attend ONE of the performances.


Mini topic

Work on Roald Dahl

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This week we have had lots of fun making up our own Roald Dahl names. Here are some we came up with: The Muggled Craberuncher, The Ucky Mucky Bladdersnitch, The Wondercrump Bunce and The Snitching Time Twiddler.

Using the story 'The BFG' we made up our own dreams that could go into the BFG's dream jar. Based on the story 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' we design our own chocolate bar.

We ended the week choosing our favourite Roald Dahl story and drawing the characters from the story. 

Below is a link where you can watch clips about Roald Dahl. Sing along to songs from Matilda the musical. Draw along with Quentin Blake and see you favourite characters come alive.


Roald Dahl

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Last week and next week we are going to be doing lots of work around Roald Dahl to celebrate his 100 year birthday. We have already read one of his famous books called 'The Magic Finger'. 

If you have any books, resources or information linking to Roald Dahl please bring them into class so you can share it with your friends. 

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