Asquith Primary School

Growing to Succeed

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

Headteacher: Gillian Austerfield

01133075550

Welcome to Ash Class

We are super!

Key information

 

Your teacher is Mrs Holdsworth. Miss Burke also supports in both of the Year 2 classes.

 

PE days are Monday and Friday Children must wear a PE kit for both lessons which consists of royal blue shorts, white t-shirt, pumps or trainers. In the better weather we will be having PE lessons outside so children also need an outdoor kit.

Homework is sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned to class the following Wednesday. Every week they will have spellings and reading to complete. They will also have maths homework that will either be learning number facts, playing maths games, practical activities or worksheets.

Spellings are glued in your child's green spelling book and are sent home on a Friday. Spelling tests are held on Fridays. These do not have to be handed in with the homework on a Wednesday.

Guided reading  will take place every Monday. Please can you make sure that they have their books and reading records in their book bags for when they read. In the new homework policy it is recommended that your child reads daily for 10 minutes. Whenever someone listens to them read can we encourage you to write a comment in their reading records at least once during the week. As your child becomes a more confident reader and can read to themselves they can also write a comment in their records. This is also a good form of communication if you need to pass any message onto us.

Library Children visit the school KS1 library on a Friday where they can enjoy choosing a library book to take home.

 

Newsletters

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

 

Merry Christmas!  We have sent home letters regarding performances and costumes.  We have asked all children to practise their lines for the show so that they are confident when we perform for our audiences in just over a week's time.  Please help out at home if you can.  Below you should find the music to go with the song lyrics that we also sent home.  Have a festive weekend!

 

Sing a Lullaby

Away in a Manger

Alleluia!

Class Assembly

Thank you to everyone who came to watch the Year 2 assembly. The children had a fantastic time and did very well with their singing and explaining the 'Growth Mindset' challenge.

Superheroes of Ash class

What a fantastic day we all had dressing up as our own superheroes to finish our topic. Well done to you all for the fantastic effort  with your costumes and to your parents for their support. Throughout our topic you made and created your own logos and mask. You came up with your superhero name and powers. Here were some of the names you came up with: Weather Boy, Flower Girl, Electro Girl, Bee Man and Lightening Boy to name a few. 

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.

Firestation Visit

What a fantastic trip we had to Morley Fire Station. A big thank you to the staf that work there for giving up their time to show us around. We were very lucking to sit in the fire engine, take a look around the station and fire the water hose.

Ash blog

We Love Christmas

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We all enjoyed our yummy Christmas dinner today.

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Loss and Bereavement

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Last week we had a lesson on loss and bereavement. The lesson we did can be found on theĀ curriculum page. The children asked lots of questions linked to this topic. We were all very open about times when we had lost a pet, family member or friend. We talked about the feelings you may experience during these difficult times. We also thought about happy memories that makes us smile when we think of them.

We read as story called 'Badgers Parting Gifts' by Susan Varley. It is about a badger that dies and his friends are very upset. At the end of the story they all remember something that badger had taught them and created happy memories that made them smile.

If your child asked question on this subject and you want support or materials to use please come and ask me and I maybe able to offer things we use in school.

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ROAD SAFETY

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A few weeks ago the Road Safety team came into school to do some work with the Year 1, 2 and 4 classes on crossing road safely. We all learn about 'The Green Cross Code'. Stop, Think, Look, Listen. We even learnt actions to help us remember this.

                                          

Last week we were really lucky to have the Road Safety Team back into school to perform a Christmas Panto to all year groups. The focus was on staying safe near roads, making sure you fasten your seat belt in a car and also to always wear a helmet when riding a bike. Santa and his reindeer were even in the show.

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FIRE, FIRE

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The children have thoroughly enjoyed the Fire, Fire topic. The visit to the fore station inspired then to design and create their own fire engines. They all had to use a hack saw with support to cut their axles. 

                                       

We also made some box models of Tudor houses from the time the Great Fire of London took place in 1666. We then recreated how the fire spread so fact due to the house being made out of wood and so close together.

                         

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Author visit!

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Year 2 were extremely lucky today to have a workshop with the children’s author Phil Earle. He talked to us about how and why he became an author and where he gets his inspiration from for his ideas. He even read us some of his books he has had published called ‘Albert and the Garden of Doom’ and ‘Elsie and the Magic Biscuit Tin’. He has published other 13 children’s book. See if you can find some in the library to read!!

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Super Gymnasts!

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During Autumn term we have been doing gymnastics in one of our PE lessons. We have learnt the different shapes: straight, tuck, straddle, pike, dish and arch. We then moved onto tuck to sit then tuck to stand rolls. Finally we got out the equipment and practised jumping and landing safely. 

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All different, all equal!

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This week all across the country it had been ‘anti-bullying’ week. The focus has been ‘All Different, All Equall’. We discussed how we all look different, how we like different things, how people’s families are different, some children live with mum and dad, some just mum or dad other families have two mummies or two daddies.

We created a door display to show how we are all different in Ash class but we are all equal and are all an important piece of our class.

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How to make....

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This week we have been learning about features of instructions. We read and follow instructions to make a poppy linked to Remembrance Day. We then had to write the instructions in our own words. 

In science we have been learning about materials around us. We used instructions to make bread and focus on how the ingredients change through mixing, kneading and cooking. 

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Angry birds

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In computers this week we were focusing on writing simple algorithms. We used an online coding game linked to angry birds.

if you want to play this at home follow the website below:

https://studio.code.org/hoc/1

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FIRE FIRE

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What a fantastic start to our Fire topic. We learnt about the Gunpowder Plot. We then created a wanted poster for Guy Fawkes using charcoal. We also used chalk to make a firework picture. In dance with moved like fireworks to instruments and the song ‘Firework’ by Katy Perry. To end the week we watched a firework display with the whole school.

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