Asquith Primary School

Growing to Succeed

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

Headteacher: Gillian Austerfield


Hawthorn CLASS



Hawthorn is a Year 3 class taught by Miss Bramley. Here you will find out about all the exciting things we have been learning in class, and any important information. 


Important Information


PE Days

PE days are a Tuesday with TSC sports coaches and a Wednesday with Miss Bramley.



Signed by parents over the weekend and by the class teacher on a Wednesday when spellings are marked.


Reading Books

Reading books are changed weekly on the same day each week for your child's group. Library books are changed on a Friday.



Spellings will be given out on a Wednesday and tested on the following 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! You will also be able to find them on my blog at the bottom of the page.


Homework will be given out every Friday and should be handed in on or before the following Wednesday. Creative homework will be handed out once a term and children will have longer to complete this.




Leeds Museum Trip- 30th June 2017

Hawthorn Class Blog

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?


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!


Autumn Term

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely summer holiday and look forward to hearing all about it.


We begin the new term with an exciting topic- PIRATES!! Arrrr....