Asquith Primary School

Growing to Succeed

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

Headteacher: Gillian Austerfield


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Class Information

Welcome to Juniper Class!

Your class teacher is Mrs Winney



Our PE days are now Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Children are required to have both an indoor and outdoor PE kit available on both of these days.  Please also make sure that they have access to running shoes; preferably trainers - as later in the year we will be enjoying running our mile every week!


Reading and planners

Reading books are changed on a weekly basis and the days may vary. Please could you ensure that your child's reading book is in their book bag on a daily basis.

Children also have the opportunity to bring a library book home too.

Children are required to bring their planners into school every day. If I could kindly ask that these are signed over the weekend by parents and will be signed by me when I hear your child read.



Spellings will be given out on a Wednesday and tested on a Wednesday after your child has had chance to practise. Each week, spellings will be updated on the learning platform for you to access at home and practise online!


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Hawthorn Class Blog

What did you say Miss Bramley?

joanne on: Hawthorn Class Blog

This week was a very quiet one in Hawthorn class as I lost my voice! The children were very concerned about this, even making get well soon cards- thank you for your kindness! My voice is so much better now thanks to a visit to the doctor, and all my lovely class’s help.

We have had a lovely week full of discussions about the rainforest! We have read a new book called the ‘Great Kapok Tree’ which tells the story of a community of animals who live in one tree in the Rainforest. We hot seated the animals who live in the tree, asking them questions about their feelings on their tree being cut down and how this will effect them. The children were so insightful and have some really strong opinions about deforestation! Next week, we are going to finalise our persuasive letters to the culprits of deforestations and write to them from the point of view of the animals in the story. We have used the laptops and iPads to research each animal and find out lots of detail about it. The children were very interested in endangered species and finding out which animals in our world are actually safe from extinction.

This week we also welcomed our Year 1 buddies into our classroom. We read them out Hansel and Gretel stories, and they read us their reading books. We also sang them the songs we have been learning. It was lovely! All the Year 3 children were amazingly grown up, and it was brilliant to see how they interacted so well and sensitively to their younger friends. Well done Year 3, I was very proud!


This week’s spellings are:











Happy practising!

Have a fantastic weekend! I will look forward to seeing parents on parents evening next Tuesday and Thursday. Don't forget to book your slot!

Miss B

#notalikingisnofun! #rainforestwarriors!


If you go down to the woods today you will find... a circus tent... wait, what??

joanne on: Hawthorn Class Blog

This week the children have all worked exceptionally hard to write their own versions of the story of Hansel and Gretel. They have used their fantastic imaginations to change the story to make it their own. I was so impressed that I awarded the headteacher's tea party award to all of them!! Mrs Austerfield was worried she might not have enough chocolate fingers for everyone, so we had a treat in class this afternoon instead. We loved it. We also really enjoyed looking at the artist Franz Marc and taking inspiration from his work to create our own rainforest pictures. Next week, we will be looking at writing letters and continuing with our Rainforest topic.

This week's spellings are:











An odd collection of spellings this week, but they will be useful! Have a great weekend everyone, you've earned it this week!!

Miss B

#hardworkers #treatday!


Grimm authors!

joanne on: Hawthorn Class Blog

This week we have been retelling the story of Hansel and Gretel. The children have made such a wonderful effort with their stories, including lots of adjectives to improve their writing. They have made a big effort to write even more than they usually do- I am incredibly impressed!

In maths we have begun looking at money. This week, we have looked at different coins and solved money problems. Next week, we will be practising adding and subtracting, multiplying and dividing money.

This week's spellings are:











Happy practising! Thank you for the fantastic effort with the homework last week too- the gingerbread houses looked amazing!

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss B

#gingerbreadarchitects #howmuchhaveyouwritten?!?!


Nibble nibble little mouse...

joanne on: Hawthorn Class Blog

This week we have enjoyed our literacy lessons even more than usual! We followed a pebble path, which led us to a secret basket of objects. We studied the objects and guessed that our new story was... Hansel and Gretel! The duck confused us a little however...

We have been very busy making story maps to go with our new book and really enjoyed creating freeze frames for scenes in the story. We will be carrying on with our Hansel and Gretel work next week and are building up to writing a retell of the whole story! These are sure to be fantastic, as already the children seem to know the book off by heart.

We have continued with our work on column multiplication this week and next week in maths we will be starting to look at different values of money.

This week's spellings are:











Happy practising!

Have a lovely weekend, hopefully the fog will clear and make way for some sun!

Miss B

#don'ttrustherkids! #agoatwouldmakeabetterhood...


Happy New Year!

joanne on: Hawthorn Class Blog

Happy new year everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic break and enjoyed doing lots of lovely things! I've loved hearing about everyone's holiday and reading the holiday diaries that have come back to me.

This week we have started our new topic- The Rainforest! Already, we have had a debate on the pros and cons of deforestation, and the children had some fantastic insights into the reasons why they thought this was a good or bad idea. We have looked at where the rainforests of the world are and have thought of questions we would like the answers to about the rainforest. In maths we are continuing with multiplication and division, mainly focusing on the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

This week's spellings are:











Happy practising!

Have a great weekend in preparation for our first full week back!

Miss B

#weeksshouldalwaysbe3dayslong! #itsgoodtobeback :)


Summer term

A busy term in year 3!

winneyl on: Summer term

We have had a super busy week in Year 3!  We have been retelling and adapting the story of Kassim and the Greedy Pirate - we have had some fantastic ideas for our stories.  In Maths we have been learning about column subtraction.

We have also been making Christmas cards for a competition held at the White Rose centre and Christmas pictures to be made into cards and mugs! Ho, ho, ho! All in October too! Normal service will resume next week.

Show and Tell - We will give out a special box on Mondays to an individual child who will then choose a maximum of 5 things to bring into school to show the next day.

Here are this week's spellings...












A busy term in Year 3

winneyl on: Summer term

Just a quick message to thank both children and parents for the fantastic Easter garden homework! The children really enjoyed showing off their efforts.  It was egg-cellent! (sorry)

This half term is a busy time we are learning so much! The children have been excited to learn all about the Ancient Egyptians.  We have enjoyed mummifying each other with toilet roll and learnt all the gory stuff too!

In Maths the children have just finished learning about fractions - phew, well done for all your hard work! They are now moving onto learning about Geometry.

In English the children are retelling the story of the Egyptian Cinderella and have taken part in some fantastic drama activities - we may have some budding Hollywood stars!

Quick note about fidget spinners - We kindly ask that the children keep their fidget spinners in their bags and they can play with them at playtimes and lunchtimes.


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Mrs Winney

Week 5 in Juniper Class

winneyl on: Mrs Winney

Last week was a great week for Juniper class - we earned ourselves an extra playtime for having the highest percentage attendance in KS2 - well done everybody! 

We have written some fantastic independent pirate stories - which were amazing.  All the children worked hard to add adjectives to their work to make their writing exciting. Congratulations to the children who received Head Teacher's award this week for your stories.  I am very proud of you!


Week 3 in Juniper Class!

winneyl on: Mrs Winney

We are having an excellent time in year 3 this week. It's fantastic to see children completing and returning their homework (Thanks Mums and Dads!) Just a reminder that homework is set on a Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday.  Spellings are set on a Wednesday and the children are tested on the following Wednesday.


Welcome to Juniper class!

Welcome to Juniper class!

winneyl on: Welcome to Juniper class!

A huge welcome to my new class and parents too! I hope that the children have enjoyed their first week as much as I have! Exciting times in Year 3; as this week we will be beginning our new topic - Pirates, arrrr! We are also starting a 6 week block of dance lessons beginning this Thursday.

Please feel free to come and see me after school if you have any questions about year 3!