W/C 16.5.2022 - - - Monday: Community Stay and Play, Clubs - - - Tuesday: Y3/4 Rounders Squad Training - - - Wednesday to Friday: Oakwood Residential (No Y5/6 Athletics or Cricket Clubs)- - - Friday: Community Stay and Play
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Year 1

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


Year 1 have PE on Tuesday and Swimming on Thursday.


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.

As you are aware from receiving details of how to log on to Little Wandle, we have selected this as our new phonics scheme.  Here is the link to explore more of what this looks like for your child.

Half Term Project Details and Homework Ideas – Paws, Claws & Whiskers 


Big cats, small rats, tiny fleas and buzzing bees!


This half term, we’re going to discover that animals come in all shapes and sizes! Meeting an animal expert will allow us to ask and answer questions, share information about the pets we have at home and write animal information booklets. We’ll study animal artwork, draw detailed animal pictures to capture their special features and make collages, sculptures and prints. Famous animal fables will make us laugh, and we will have fun reading them aloud. We’ll spot similarities and differences between animals, look at different habitats around the world and investigate camouflage. Designing a zoo is even on the agenda!


Help your child prepare for their project
Animals are amazing! Why not take photos of a favourite pet together and describe their habits, likes and dislikes? You could also put bird food in the garden and visit a local park or nature reserve for a spot of bird watching. Make a note of their markings and features then use a simple spotting book or app to identify different species. Alternatively, visiting the local pet shop or petting zoo would allow you to observe a wide range of different animals.


The new projects run for the first 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. 

  • Make a scrapbook all about your pet, or a pet belonging to someone you know. What is the pet’s name? What type and breed of animal is it? Add photographs and information about interesting things they do or things they need to stay healthy. 

  • Find out about unusual pets using non-fiction books and the web. Download a photograph of the most interesting pet and write their name. What does it eat? How should it be cared for? 

  • Choose an endangered animal to draw or paint. Find out where it lives and why it is endangered. Bring your painting to school and tell your friends about your animal. 

  • Write out your favourite animal nursery rhyme or poem in your best handwriting. Illustrate it, then practise reading it aloud with lots of expression. Perform it for your family and friends at home before your big performance at school! 

  • Explain to your family what it means if an animal is carnivore, herbivore or omnivore. Find pictures of animals that belong in each group.  

  • Draw or paint the camouflage markings of a range of animals such as leopards, giraffes or tigers. Why does each animal have those particular markings? 

  • Make a mini book, showing the animals and their names in your chosen language. Can you pronounce their names correctly? 

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:

  • Dinosaur Dome 7th December 2021
  • Marwell Zoo 25th May 2022
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