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

Headteacher: Gillian Austerfield


Asquith Primary School

Growing to Succeed

You can contact the Year 1 teachers on the following e-mail address - year1teachers@asquithprimary.org


Aspen Class (1A) - Teacher, Mrs Trolley                                  Pine Class (1B) - Teacher, Mrs Barstow     

Teaching Assistant working with Year 1 are Miss Dolby, Mrs Bagnall and Mrs Avila.   Miss Burke is our HLTA who will also be covering our classes half a day a week.


Please see below to the Year 1 Newsletter for Autumn 1.


Year 1 Autumn 1 Newsletter


Below is a link to the most recent newsletter from Mrs Austerfield with details about start days and time etc. 


School Newsletter


Aspen Class have a half day visit on Tuesday 8th September from 8.45 - 11.30.

Pine Class have a half day visit on Wednesday 9th September from 12.30 - 3.15.

Both classes are then in full time from Thursday 10th September, however, Aspen class is from 8.45 - 3.00 and Pine is 9.00 - 3.15


On arrival, please help your child to sanitise their hands outside the classroom.  There will be a member of staff waiting to greet your child at the door. Parents are not allowed in the school building, so please say goodbye as we greet your child and exit the playground following the one way system.

At the end of the day (or first half day session) we will bring the children out in a line.  Please wait away from the building until you see your child and we will send your child to you as soon as we see you.  We appreciate your patience as we familiarise ourselves with the adults collecting children.


Unfortunately, we are unable to speak to you on the playground as we would usually do, so please send us an email (see above) or ring after school if you need to speak to us.


No equipment will be allowed in school (this includes PE bags, book bags or rucksacks).  Only send your child with a coat, water bottle (water only please) and lunchbox, if required.  Please send lunch in a small lunchbox as this will be kept in the classroom.  At this time, we are not aware when the free fruit deliveries will resume so you may send a small snack of fruit or vegetables for morning break in a named container.


On PE days, you must send your child to school in their full PE kit as we are not changing clothing in school. 

                  Aspen class PE is on Monday                               Pine class  PE is on Tuesday.

Our PE kit is; white tee shirt or polo shirt, royal blue shorts, royal blue or black joggers.
Children must wear the correct kit on PE days (no football shirts or other colours).

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

Long hair also needs to be tied back.

Useful information

Number bonds to 10 and 20

Year 1 Spelling

Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words

Our topic for this half term is Fighting Fit!

Year 1 Blog!

Year 1 news!

Stephanie BARSTOW (steph) on: Year 1 Blog!

Please see tapestry for the most up to date news about Year 1!

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Stephanie BARSTOW (steph) on: Year 1 Blog!


We hope you are all well and managed to enjoy some of the sunshine last week.

Before half term, we received lots of lovely pictures of what you have been doing to keep busy during lockdown and we have shared a selection of these above. We have really enjoyed seeing your smiling faces and all the interesting things that you have been doing and we thought you might like to see them too. Enjoy!

Stay safe,

Mrs Trolley and Mrs Barstow :-)

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Happy Holidays!

Stephanie BARSTOW (steph) on: Year 1 Blog!

Hope everyone has a well earned rest next week and I hope the sun continues to shine for you all.  We're looking forward to seeing photos of all the fun things you are doing!

Stay safe, Mrs Barstow and Mrs Trolley :-)

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Mr Gumpy's Outing!

Stephanie BARSTOW (steph) on: Year 1 Blog!

Eddie has done a fab job of making puppets and retelling the story of Mr Gumpy's Outing!

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VE Day

Stephanie BARSTOW (steph) on: Year 1 Blog!

Hello Year 1!

We hope you are all well and you're having a good week. It is nice to see the sunshine again.

On Friday many people across the country will be celebrating 75 years since VE (Victory in Europe) Day which marks the end of the second world war. Are you planning to celebrate? Let us know what you have planned by commenting on this post.

Please do also continue to send us photos of what you have been doing e.g. work, art, crafts, baking etc that you are particularly proud of. We really do enjoy hearing from you and seeing your smiling faces.

Take care and stay safe.

Mrs Trolley and Mrs Barstow

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Phonics Screening Check Previous Papers

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