Crossley Street Primary School

Inspiring Today to Achieve Tomorrow

Welcome to the Year 1 Class Page

Mrs Grannon, Mrs Hall and Miss Fenton welcome you all to Year 1.


The children are very excited for our new reading area. We have named it the Enchanted Forest!

We really enjoyed reading the book 'The great paper caper' by Oliver Jeffers. We took part in some drama to re-enact the court room to find if the bear was guilty of chopping down the trees! We finished our book by taking part in our own paper areoplane competition! 

In History, our topic was toys. We looked at lots of different types of toys and compared them. Here we sorted them into old and new. We used the material, colours and design to help us to sort them. 

In Maths, we drew our own number lines and counted one more or one less than a number. We also used it to estimate and count backwards and forwards.

We now have an owlery to home our five owls who represent the British Values! We like to use democracy a lot in Year 1 to vote for lots of different things. 

We were shocked when we arrived at school today. Our crayons were gone! We found them in the reading area with a sign saying they have quit! We read the book, 'The Day the Crayon's quit' by Oliver Jeffers and enjoyed finding out about why they wanted to quit. We have wrote letters back to the crayons and we are pleased to see they have returned!

This term we have enjoyed doing a variety of sports in PE. We loved learning new skills from Jay, a freestyle footballer. We enjoyed improving our Rugby skills and being taught by Leeds Rhino's coaches. We have also enjoyed improving our balance and our ball skills including throwing and catching. 

We have learnt lots about animals in Science. We have looked at how they move, their bodies and their diets. We loved going to visit the ducklings in the Hive and finding out all about them.

We loved exploring the school grounds looking for different animals. We kept a tally of what we saw.

We have had a lot of fun preparing for our tea party. We baked cakes and cookies and had jam sandwiches! We danced to 'the tiger who came to tea' song and joined in with the actions from the play. Luckily we didn't eat quite as much as the tiger did though!

In History we made a living graph all about the life of Louis Braille.  We created a timeline by sorting the events into chronological order. We then created a living graph to understand how important each event was.


We loved our silent disco to raise money for Red Nose Day.

We  enjoyed using sketchpad to create pictograms to record data. 

In Science we are learning all about plants. We searched the school grounds to see what garden and wild plants we could find. We have also observed what parts of the plant grow above the ground and what part grows below the ground. We have planted our own seeds and are looking forward to watching them grow!