Asquith Primary School

Growing to Succeed

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

Headteacher: Gillian Austerfield


Elm Class - Mrs Harding

Welcome to all new year 6 children and parents. This is our class page, I will try to keep it up to date with what is happening as well as useful information and dates. Pop back every now and again to take a look: see pictures, information and our class blog which will let you know what has been happening in our class and around school! Feel free to leave a comment!

Need To Know

P.E. will be on a Thursday and a Friday - children will need an indoor and outdoor kit as well as long hair tied back (water bottles also advisable) Children will also need a change of shoes. 

Planners - children should bring their planners every day and should be signed weekly by an adult at home, this is a useful an important too for communicating between home and school. 

Book bags - Please make sure that children only bring what is needed to school as space is limited in classrooms.

Water bottles - Children need to be hydrated to keep their brains active, please bring a water bottle. 



Reading - children need to read weekly and will be sent home with a reading book. Please record in their planners when they have read. 

Spellings - children will have spellings to revise each week, these maybe a spelling patterns or words chosen from the National Curriculum List.

Other homework will either be sent home in a homework book or set our our online revision site - SATs companion. More information will be sent home where necessary. 

Important Dates

Wednesday 7th November - Grammar morning group at 8.15 am (all children)


SATs Dates

Monday 13th May - Spelling Grammar and Punctuation Test

Tuesday 14th May - Reading Test

Wednesday 15th May - Arithmetic Paper 1 and Reasoning Paper 2

Thursday 16th May - Reasoning Paper 3

Class Blog - Catch up with the on - goings of year 6!!

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Christmas is coming

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Letters have now all been sent out for the concert in the Town Hall, make sure you return yours to receive your tickets. Where possible, we will give out extra tickets!

Debating lessons have been going well, we are really developing confidence and will hopefully have a full debate ready in the spring term. (See photo below)

As your children may have told you, we completed some practise tests last week, we will send home information soon, including how you can help at home, where your children are and when we will hold a SATs meeting. 

Any questions as always please get in touch :)

One group, presenting their argument to the class council!

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Bonfire Night/ World War 1/ Christmas

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What a week! It has been a lovely start back and I have really enjoyed seeing all the children and taking part in so many different activities. 

On Monday we made toffee apples, designed a firework and created our own art work and poem, Mr Jones and I were so impressed with the quality of many of the poems! Well done year 6.

We are continuing our debating work, the children are really thinking about responses to arguments and how to structure a point. 

What a turn out on Wednesday morning for extra grammar work! Well done to all of you (parents and children) for being enthusiastic and getting into school  - I hope you enjoy these mini sessions and continue to build up your grammar knowledge. 

Thursday and Friday have been a World War One focus - we have written, drawn and researched our hearts out ready for our street party! So many responses with parents coming to be involved - thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you there. 

The Christmas Concert is not long away! Please return the letter so we are able to know numbers for the concert - more information soon!!

Finally, we have been working on fractions in maths - a tricky concept for many - but what an achievement! The children have really stuck too it making so many improvements in their understanding!

I have really enjoyed this first week back - Well done year 6!

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Autumn 2

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Welcome back! I hope you have enjoyed your half term.

This half term we are running extra grammar and maths sessions - all children are invited to the grammar sessions and maths sessions will be rotated and only some children will receive letters. We ask that you please return the letters to let us know whether your child can attend or not, there is an option to circle. This really helps other with prepping resources and planning in activities that children may have missed. 

We have some great activities happening this half term we have out WW1 street party (letter to follow), anti-bullying week and of course our Christmas concert! I hope to see you at some of our events celebrating all the children's work. 

Mrs Harding

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Many more exciting things planned.....

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It has been a busy week for the year 6 teachers this week - we are currently booking our bikability dates and some trips to high school!!! The fun never stops!

We have written some recounts this week, about our trip to Magna, we are trying to develop our writing and boost our grammar knowledge, the children are working hard. We would love to get some pictures up for you so please send back those photo permission forms.

We have completed drama activities, tried our hand at gardening and started our new debating lessons - the children were so good and I look forward to next week. 

We are having a lot of issues with left jumpers and PE kits - they have no names in and the children often do not recognise it is theirs, please help us out and put names in all clothing. 

Have a lovely weekend - whatever the weather!!!!

Mrs Harding

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Moving along nicely....

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Happy Friday!

Don't forget, next week - on Tuesday -  is our school trip! Children need to have a packed lunch that can be thrown away (no fizzy drinks or glass bottles please). 
Parent's evening is next week as well - so make sure you are signed up!

Homework is set on SATs companion, your children know how to log on and have been shown how to use it in class. A link below if you need.

This week children have begun painting volcano art! They are unfinished, but look great so far - pictures to follow. 
We have had a circle time all about making the correct choices and how we need to be a team and help each other - starting with the way we sometimes speak to each other. Hopefully all of our growth mindset stories will have a positive impact too :) 

Have a good weekend.

Mrs Harding

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Useful Websites

On this site you are able to download and print all previous SAT papers from 1999 up to 2016! It's free and to register, it just requires an email address.

Contains some useful English games and activities.

Contains some useful Maths games and activities.