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Year 1 - Miss Asia

Welcome to Miss Asia's Year 1 Class

We would like to welcome you to Year 1. The whole team are committed to making sure that every day is fun for the children so that we can instil in them a life long love of learning. We promise to help every child to achieve to the best of their potential and become active members of the school and community at large.

We know how important education is to this community and what a vast difference it can make to the lives of your most cherished possessions, your children. We look forward to helping your children be happy, confident and friendly young people.


In Year 1 we aim to continue to provide children with the opportunity to learn and be challenged through play based activities as well as learn what is expected in the National Curriculum. Our class moto is 'We will work as a TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More' and we will work together to make this happen!

The Year 1 Team. 

Miss Asia and Mrs Mehmood


This half term, we’re going to discover that animals come in all shapes and sizes! Our topic is


Paws, Claws and Whiskers


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.


At the end of our project, children will share their work with you! An exhibition of our amazing artwork and performances of animal songs, with musical accompaniment, will allow you to take a walk on the wild side with us for our Christmas performance.


We will also share our knowledge of animals and recite amusing rhymes that may include an animal noise or two!


Dates for your diary 

Monday 4th November - Autumn 2 begins

First 2 weeks back - parent teach consultations 

Wednesday 20th November - Simon Airey - the animal man visits school 

Friday 20th December - Last day of term

(Christmas Holidays)

Important Information


  • PE Days are every Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure children bring their PE kit to school and that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child's name. All earrings/ studs should be removed on PE days. 


  • Children may bring their own water bottle to school in Year 1.


  • Reading books will regularly be changed and homework will be given every week. Please support your child with reading and homework  at home so that together we can make a difference.

STEM Day was amazing - children thoroughly enjoyed all the hands on activities and we saw some brilliant teamwork!

We're superheroes preparing to save Planet Earth from the collision of Planet Pea!!!

These are the objectives we are focussing on in English and Maths this half term:


Spoken language: 

  • Give an opinion with a reason.
  • Listen to others’ opinions.
  • Use Standard English to give an opinion.
  • Recite/perform own compositions.



  • Use prior knowledge to understand texts.
  • Use picture clues to support understanding.
  • Use picture clues to deepen understanding.
  • Identify unfamiliar words and ask about meaning.
  • Use the context to make informed guesses about the meaning of unfamiliar words.
  • Discuss the meaning of unfamiliar words.
  • Identify the key events in a story.
  • Make predictions based on the events in the story.
  • Identify the characters in a story.
  • Recognise a character’s feelings.
  • Say why a character has a feeling.
  • Give an opinion about a character.
  • Answer retrieval questions about the book.
  • Use information from the story to support opinion.
  • Say what they like or dislike  about a book.
  • Listen to others’ ideas about a book.
  • Say whether they agree or disagree with other’s ideas.
  • Know that there are different kinds of books.
  • Know the difference between a story book and an information book.


Writing Composition:

  • Talk about ideas for writing.
  • Know what to write about.
  • Choose one idea for a sentence.
  • Say the sentence aloud.
  • Check that the sentence makes sense.
  • Hold the sentence in your head.
  • Write the sentence.
  • Read the sentence and check that it makes sense.
  • Check that the sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with the right end mark – full stop/question mark.
  • Decide on the next sentence which will say what happened next.


Writing  - grammar and vocabulary 

  • Know what a sentence is when speaking.
  • Recognise upper and lower case letters.
  • Find sentences in reading.
  • Notice sentence demarcation in reading.
  • Check that  a capital has been used for the personal pronoun I in writing.
  • Find where capital letters have been used other than to start sentences in reading.
  • Know that the names of people need capital letters.
  • Use capital letters for special names of people in writing.



  • Sorting, counting forwards and backwards and writing numbers to ten
  • Counting one more one less, comparing groups and numbers of objects to ten
  • Ordering objects and numbers, ordinal numbers and using a number line
  • Part-whole within 10
  • Number bonds to ten, finding and comparing number bonds to ten
  • Addition and subtraction within 10
  • Finding the whole/adding together, finding the whole/ adding more, finding a part
  • Finding and making number bonds
  • Finding addition facts
  • Solving addition word problems 

Phonics Meeting Presentation

How to say the 'pure' sounds video

Still image for this video

What a brave group of children! Children and parents loved the animal man!

Our budding stars for Christmas Cock-a-doodle-doo

Science was interesting, children explored their senses!

When Bog Baby was poorly, we called a pharmacist into school to help him! Children wrote lots of brilliant questions to ask him.