Asquith Primary School

Growing to Succeed

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

Headteacher: Gillian Austerfield




Welcome to Year 2!


Our class teacher is Mrs Seedhouse, Mrs Shute teaches our class every Thursday.


Our PE days are Monday and Friday.  Please ensure your child has their full indoor and outdoor kit on these days, thank you.


Guided reading takes place each Monday and new books issued, however, letters can be handed out any day so please bring your book bag to school every day.


Please sign your child's reading record each week so we can see that they have read their school book.  This way, we know we can move them on to another one.  Thank you.

Bug Club is back! Click here to log on (new log in details have been issued.  Please let us know if you have a problem logging on or are unable to access the internet at home).


Homework is set on Friday and should be handed in on the following Wednesday.


Each term, the whole school is set a 'Creative Curriculum' homework project under a specific theme.

See below for the most recent one;

Spring Creative Homework





Coming soon in Spring 2,  2018...

Check out our superb acting skills, using scenes from the book 'On the Way Home' by Jill Murphy.

Maple News

Money, money, money!

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This week, we have started to look at money.  This is a tricky concept for some children, especially if they are not used to using coins.  In this digital age, it can be easy to forget to see money as a concrete thing but the children need to learn the value of all coins, how to find totals and give change.  We have tried also to look at money in a problem solving way and through games.  Any activities you can do home to support this will be of benefit to your child.  

In class, we have enjoyed playing 'Pop to the Shops' by Orchard games - showing more great teamwork and learning another great life skill...winning and losing!


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

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We have really enjoyed getting crafty for Christmas this week.  I was so proud with how the children approached their craft work, they were enthusiastic, determined, they collaborated with each other and worked so well independently.  Great work team!

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Maple Class Get Their Wings!

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We laughed, we cried, we sang til our hearts burst with pride!  A huge well done to all the KS1 children, especially the Year 2s who performed brilliantly this week.  We are all so proud of them and hope that you are too...even though we will still be humming those catchy songs for weeks!

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In ICT we have been learning how to code! We have enjoyed accessing this website to programme the angry birds so that they have to negotiate a series of mazes and challenges and catch the naughty pig. Below is the website so you can have a go at home!


Road Safety Training

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In class today we have had a visitor from Leeds City Council to talk to us about how to keep safe when crossing a road. Chris talked to us in class about the important rules 'think, look and listen'. We went out to the roadside in small groups and created a poster to make sure everyone is aware of how to keep safe. 

We learnt that you have to be over 135cm to sit in a car without a booster seat. We measured everyone in class and nobody is taller than 135cm! Road Safety



The Great Fire of ... Asquith?

Today, we had the opportunity (thanks to Mrs Duggan) to recreate a small part of The Great Fire of London so that we could picture what it could have been like to witness such a terrible event.  Just like the 2nd September 1666, we had a strong wind which was blowing the flames from house to house.  Unfortunately, it was so strong it blew one of them over completely!  The houses that we burned were made in teams in class.  Well done Year 2.


We have been working really hard in maths to extend our understanding of place value. In Year 2, children need to be familiar with making two-digit numbers in lots of different ways.  Below is an example from the Maths Wall in our classroom to demonstrate some of these. 

Below are the 'Common Exception Words' for Years 1 and 2.  It is very important that your child can read and spell as many of these words as possible by the end of the year to support fluency in writing.  Please help them to be as familiar with them as possible.

These are the spellings that children in Year 2 need to know before they reach KS2. Please practise reading and spelling them at home. Many thanks.

Fire Station Fun for Maple Class!

We had a great time at the Fire Station, a huge thank you to the team for inviting us. They reminded us that you need to have smoke detectors in your home.  If you do not, then contact them and the Fire Service will help you out!

Watch out...the Maple Team of Superheroes are about!

Both Year 2 classes learnt a dance linked to our superhero topic. It was to the song 'Superman' by Black Lace. See the video below.

Mega Maths!

We have been investigating numbers through place value challenges.   In this activity, we had to make different numbers using the same number of counters on an abacus frame.  We also had to use great teamwork skills as we did this in pairs.