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Headteacher - Mrs Sally Buckton

Guiseley Primary School

Year 1 Blog

Autumn 1

 What a busy half term of learning we have experienced in Green and Yellow classes. The children have settled well and are learning the routines and expectations that come with being in Year 1. We have done lots of practical maths as you can see from the photos scrolling below. The children have been introduced to the 'greater than' and 'less than' symbols (< and >) and will be using these regularly throughout the year to compare numbers, calculations and quantities. We have also revisited part-whole models that were introduced in FS2 (Reception) and have written our own number sentences to match. We have tried to think of all the number sentences that link to the three numbers in a part whole model, even those that start with the whole number e.g.  9 = 4+5.


Our topic is 'Marvellous Me' and we have been looking at the human body. The children have made bodies using classroom resources and have labelled them using post-it notes. We even drew round children on large sheets of paper. We have investigated our senses and identified the body parts that link to each sense. We had fun using each sense to try to work out what different objects were. They found it very easy to identify the lemon by smelling and the chocolate by tasting. Year 1 investigated the question, 'Are two eyes better than one?' We had lots of fun trying to catch balls with two eyes and then using just one eye.

Arts Week

What a fun filled week of creativity we had. Year 1 looked at the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. She inspired us with her work using dots and circles. The children had some very thoughtful comments to make about her artwork and why they liked the different pieces we looked at. The children couldn't wait to get started with their own creative ideas and have produced some excellent work.


The children have done some fantastic writing this half term, including instruction writing and some poetry about our senses. We wrote an invitation to the tiger to see if he would come for tea. We were thrilled when he did. He came to share the sandwiches that we made. It was a very exciting afternoon.

To view previous year's information and pictures, please click here.