Asquith Primary School

Growing to Succeed

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

Headteacher: Gillian Austerfield



Welcome to Pine Class in Year 1.  The teacher is Mrs Barstow.

PE days are Tuesday and Thursday.  Please remember that all children need a suitable PE kit with them in school at all times and children should wear:

  • white t-shirt
  • a pair of royal blue shorts
  • appropriate footwear for outdoors
  • a warmer tracksuit for outdoors

Please ensure that all jewellery including earrings, bracelets etc are removed on PE days.

Long hair also needs to be tied back.

Children should also bring their book bags to school everyday along with a water bottle.

Spelling and Maths homework is sent home every Friday and should be returned to school by the following Wednesday.  It is important that you also read with your child every day for 10 minutes.  This should be recorded in the reading record.

We will have a weekly spelling test on a Friday.

In DT the children made fruit kebabs and learnt how to peel and use the bridge and fork hold to prepare the fruit.  They also enjoyed eating them!

Pine Class Blog!

Happy Diwali!

Stephanie BARSTOW (steph) on: Pine Class Blog!

The children have really enjoyed learning about Diwali today.  It has been fantastic that some of the children in Pine Class have been able to tell us how they are celebrating Diwali!


PE Class of the Week!

Stephanie BARSTOW (steph) on: Pine Class Blog!

Well done Pine Class for being PE Class of the week.  Have a look at the certificate on the cloakroom door/window.


PE kits

Stephanie BARSTOW (steph) on: Pine Class Blog!

We'll send home PE kits at the end of the week. Please can you take this opportunity to label all of your child's kit, including pumps/ trainers. As most of the PE  bags are blue, it might make it easier for your child to find their kit on PE days if it had something on that they recognised such as one key ring. 

We also have a lot of unnamed jumpers and cardigans in class. If you think you have any missing, please come into check after school.

Many thanks.


National Poetry Day 2017

Stephanie BARSTOW (steph) on: Pine Class Blog!

The celebrate National Poetry Day, the children enjoyed listening to 'Chocolate Cake' by Michael Rosen.


Mile Run!

Stephanie BARSTOW (steph) on: Pine Class Blog!

Well done Year 1's for doing the mile run today on the field.  Don't forget to bring water bottles, especially on PE days as well as pumps or trainers! Thank you.




Phonics Screening Check Previous Papers

The previous screening checks are freely available to download and practise with.

2016 Pupil Paper

2015 Pupil Paper

2014 Pupil Paper

2013 Pupil Paper


Phonics Play 

A selection of games (Phase 5) and free to use. Subscription is available to gain full access. The Reading Robot game has a phonics screening checker function.