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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 swim on Tuesdays, and have PE on Fridays.


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 – Paws, Claws and Whiskers


Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers. What’s your favourite animal? One that meows? One that barks? Or maybe one that scurries or slithers? From pets at home to animals in the zoo, let’s find out what animals like to eat and where they like to sleep. Do you know how to look after a rabbit? A cat? Or even a snake? Find out how the elephant got his trunk and how the rhinoceros got his leathery skin. Perhaps you know how the dog got his waggy tail? Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Who is a herbivore and who is a carnivore? When a gaggle of mysterious pets arrive at the local pet shop, it’s up to you to take care of them. Feed them, clean them and discover their daily needs. After all that work, curl up and take a cat nap.


This project runs 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? 

  • Write a list of rules that you have in your family. Who decides what the rules are? 

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.

  • TBC

School Trips

Year 1 will be visiting the following:

  • TBC
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