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Oxford Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS20 9DA


Headteacher - Mrs Fiona Wharton

Guiseley Primary School

Year 1 Blog

Autumn 1

The Year 1 children have settled into their new classes very well and have enthusiastically taken part in all aspects of their learning. We have been extremely proud of their attitudes and efforts. 


We have been very busy during our 'Marvellous Me' topic. We have created our own portraits in the style of Pablo Picasso after looking at his art work that had an emphasis on cubism. We all thoroughly enjoyed art week and learning about the very talented Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. The children have practised their counting and sorting skills in mathematics and have begun to calculate their own addition sentences by filling in part whole models. We have identified fact families and learnt that the answer to a calculation can sometimes be found at the start of a number sentence. Green and yellow classes have produced some lovely poems about their senses and have written instructions using bossy verbs on how to make their own sandwiches. We will finish off the half term by following our instructions and making our own healthy sandwiches. During science lessons, the children have learnt the different body parts and how important our senses are to find out about the world. We have carried out some experiments to find out answers to questions, such as "Are two eyes better than one?" In geography we have enjoyed learning about the different countries in the United Kingdom and looking at maps closer to home. The children have navigated maps and created their own aerial maps of the classroom using keys. They have learnt about and identified human and physical features on local maps of Guiseley, Yeadon and Ilkley. Through our history lessons we have learnt how to put events in chronological order on a time line and we were lucky to have a visit from a child's grandparent to answer our questions about what was life like for her at school when she was five. Both classes were excited to visit the computer suite and have all been taught to login using their own usernames and passwords. They can now navigate a word document to type, delete and edit text. Perhaps they could show you what they have learnt over the holidays.

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