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

Welcome back!

joanne on: Hawthorn Class Blog

I hope you all had a wonderful break away! We have loved being treated to some sunny weather this week and have made the most of being outside without getting soggy.

This week we have begun our new topic of Egyptians, and the children are loving it already!! We have already learnt lots of facts and are thirsty to discover more! Please feel free to send anything you find out at home in to school to share with everyone, we would love to see. By the time these children get to Summer, they will be archaeologists already!

In maths, we have taken mini a break from fractions and have started to look at time. In year 3, we will be looking at both digital and analogue time, including roman numerals. Any practise at home for this maths topic is good practise, so please feel free!

This week's spellings are all words with silent letters:











Happy practising!

Have a lovely weekend everyone. Hopefully the sun will continue, although I hear we may be getting a little bit of thunder... uh oh!

Miss B

#funinthesun #egyptologistsinthemaking



joanne on: Hawthorn Class Blog

What a busy week we have had! We absolutely LOVED the Easter bingo the PSA organised! We had lots of fun taking part and even were lucky enough to win some eggs in the raffle. Lucky us!

We enjoyed taking part in science day on Wednesday. We made moving skeletons, combined cornflour and water to make a concoction called 'oobleck'. It was a very strange mixture which sometimes felt hard, but was also runny! How bizarre. We hope you enjoyed looking at our work in the hall after school and our posters.

This holiday's spellings are:











Happy practising! 

I hope you all have an egg-celent break with plenty of fun times! I look forward to hearing all your stories when you return to school on the 16th!

Miss B

#ilovechocolate #busybees


Spring has sprung!

joanne on: Hawthorn Class Blog

It has been a much sunnier week in Hawthorn class and is definitely starting to feel like Spring!

This week, we have begun to adapt our stories of the Egyptian Cinderella and make them our own. We have acted out the story and developed freeze frames. We have also looked at verbs and acted out how adverbs can change these. We were surprised how much impact one word can have! In maths we have continued to look at fractions and are getting very good at understanding the concept of these!

This week's spellings are:











Happy practising! Next week is only a four day week and then we break up for the Easter holidays. Time really has flown! If you get chance, please can you complete the parent survey on our website/ app. It only takes two minutes and it would be lovely to hear your thoughts :)

In other news, the school choir are performing at Morley Town Hall tomorrow at 9:50. If you are around Morley doing your shopping, it would be lovely to see your faces! I will be there, humming along.

Have a great weekend and I'll see you all on Monday!

Miss B

#timeflies! #storytellers


Wait, no snow??

joanne on: Hawthorn Class Blog

We have had a lovely, snow free week in Hawthorn class! Even though it has rained...

We have just started a brand new book- The Egyptian Cinderella. We have enjoyed comparing the traditional Cinderella story with the Egyptian version. We are beginning to retell the story and have made storyboards to help us.

In maths, we have begun looking at fractions! We are doing so well learning how to work out fractions of shapes and numbers! Well done us! I have been really impressed with the children's knowledge and their determination to learn a tricky subject!

This week's spellings are:











Happy practising!

Have a wonderful weekend and end to the week and I will see you all on Monday!

Miss B

#rainyrainy #fractionfinders!


Let it snow!

joanne on: Hawthorn Class Blog

I hope you are all keeping safe and warm from the chilly weather we are having! That, or I hope you are all playing outside, building snowmen, hurling snowballs and generally having lots of fun in your wellies!!

We have been really enjoying our new book, The Iron Man, after we got over the fact that it is not the Marvel Iron Man with a red and gold suit... we have described the first setting of the book using poetry about the sea as inspiration. The children came up with some truly fantastic descriptions of the sea. I was more than impressed! As was Mr Holt who was invited to read our wonderful writing. We have looked at making our own graphs in maths, collecting information and presenting it in a bar graph. We have now moved on to looking at measurement- maybe you could measure how deep the snow is at your house! Mine is 9cm! It really does seem like there should be a wardrobe hiding out there somewhere...

This week's spellings are:

subzero (rather fitting don't you think?)










Happy practising! Enjoy the snow and keep cosy!

Miss B

#wellyweather #howdeepisyoursnow?


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!