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Welcome to our Year 1 page where you can find out more about what is happening in our class.


Year 1 swim on Thursdays and have PE on Tuesdays.


If you have any questions or would like to contact the class team please email year1teacher@ash-grange.surrey.sch.ukor call the school office on 01252 328589 to leave a message. Alternatively you can fill in the contact form.

Half Term Project Details and Homework Ideas – Rio de Vida!


Dancing feet, step to the samba beat. Shake it, shimmy, hands in the air, wave your flags in the cool night air. Come join the party down in Rio, keeping the rhythm with your party shaker. Bright colours, patterns and feathers. Can you make a headdress or party mask? Meet magical creatures from Brazil’s myths and legends and create your own too. Be as fancy as you like. Let’s get down to Rio where football is king, and practise our skills on golden beaches. Now we need to plan a celebration with fabulous music and song. Let’s invite parents and friends to come along. Bem-vindo ao Brasil os meus amigos.


Help your child prepare for their project
Celebrations are exciting for everyone. Why not look through some old photos together and talk about any celebrations taking place in the pictures? You could also plan a party and choose the decorations, food and music together. Alternatively, use a children’s atlas to discover countries around the world. Read the name of each country carefully and find out what it would be like to live there.


This project runs for the second half of the Summer term. Homework contributions can be made throughout the half term, please make sure your child brings in something that they have worked on at home. 


Below are some ideas for each project, try one of these or something else project related.

  • Design and create your own bright and colourful carnival outfit. Use old clothes, unwanted fabrics and any other fabulous decorations such as feathers or sequins. 

  • Retell the story of the animated film ‘Rio’ to your family, then make a mini book using words and pictures. 

  • Find out about some more of Brazil’s exotic birds and animals. Are any endangered? What does this mean? Draw some of these animals and write their names. Talk about why they are endangered. 

  • Design your own carnival float. What characters, animals or decorations would you choose? Make a labelled drawing of your float using lots of vibrant colours!  

  • Imagine you are on holiday in Rio during the carnival. Write a postcard to a friend telling them all about the sights and sounds you have experienced. Draw a Rio scene on the front of your postcard using downloaded images as inspiration.  

  • Find Brazil is on a world map or globe and show your family. Point out the Equator and explain to them how this affects the weather in Brazil. Which countries are closest to Brazil? 

At the end of the project homework period your child will receive either a bronze, silver or gold project homework badge.

Bronze = a basic piece of project homework was completed

Silver = a good piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of time to complete

Gold = an excellent piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of thought, time and effort to complete

Class Assembly Dates

Here are the dates for our class sharing assemblies this year, we hope you will come and join us at 9am in the hall.

  • 12th November 2021
  • 20th May 2022


Year 1 also take part in the Nativity Performances on 14th and 15th December 2021.

School Trips

Year 1 will be visiting the following:

  • TBC
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