Dippers – Year 1

Welcome to Dippers!


We are a Year 1 class and our teachers are Mrs Bosworth and Mrs Oasgood.



We cannot believe how busy you have been at home! There is lots of great work being handed in on Purple Mash, it is lovely to see you working so hard. Bug Club is also really busy and we are adding more books all the time. If you go to this page then you will also see that all of us in Year 1 have been thinking of activities that you can do in maths, English and for the topics we would be doing in school.

I have been going through my phone and trying to sort out all the pictures I have been taking. I found these two from the last time I went to the zoo. I got to see baby Riva and she was also on the first live stream from Chester Zoo. I took a picture of this question so we could talk about it in school. What do you think?








Well, that was a funny old week. How did you all get on at home? I have seen so many rainbows on my walks and they are so cheery. My favourite spot of the week has been these daffodils – the weather last week was so beautiful and these have just made me realise that Spring is really on its way. Check on the Year 1 home learning page for this week’s newsletter, or click here.






Useful websites

Bug Club – https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/sudleyinfant/UploadedDocument/7465ce3f636f463bb7206153235b4493/log-onto-bug-club.docx

All children have been allocated books on Bug Club to read. Childrens reading books will be collected in and there are plenty of books available on the children’s accounts on Bug Club that they can read. Their individual log in details are in the front of their reading record books.


Purple Mash – https://www.purplemash.com/sch/sudley-infant

Children all have their personal log in details in their reading record book for purple mash. The children all know how to navigate purple mash and there are lots of learning resources available.


Twinkl – https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to-utilise-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-schools

Twinkl are taking steps to support continued learning at home, by offering the teachers and parents of children in schools which are closed, or facing closure, free access to all Twinkl resources for a period of one month and possibly longer depending on closures. Twinkl is a fantastic website which provides resources for all subjects in all age ranges. They have created packs for parents to download and share during this time.

Use code CVDTWINKLHELPS for free access.


Phonics play – https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

This is a site dedicated to phonics. A lot of parents already know what phonics phase their child is on, however if you do not you can select each phase and read them through with your children. You will be able to easily identify where they are working at and try and push them onto the next stage. Please make sure you consolidate their learning first before moving onto the next phase.

Phonics is just one of the many components to help children with their reading and writing. Keep on reading as much as you can with the children as this makes a huge difference.

Children can use the site at home without their parents needing to subscribe. To access the resources all you need to do is log on using the following details.

Username: march20
Password: home


Oddizzi – https://www.oddizzi.com/

Oddizzi is an e-learning resource and community that immerses children in the real world. There are lots of geography resources available for the children to access at home. Their log in details are in their reading record books.


Mental health at home Over the next few weeks we will all experience extra pressures that will affect how we think and feel. It’s important to recognise that all of us have mental health and, just like our physical health, at this time it’s important to look after it. On page 5 of this booklet there is a checklist of little activities to complete.

Primary Schools’ Wellbeing Booklet




All belongings should have children’s names on, this includes PE kits, book bags, coats and water bottles.

PE is on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Please make sure the children have their kits in school on each of the above days.

Library in every Monday.  Please return books each week so your child can choose a new one to bring home.

Reading books should be brought into school every day.

Spelling books will be sent home on a Monday and should be returned to school on Friday.


Enjoying the sunshine with the rest of the school dancing to some our favourite songs!













Exploring paint and colour and what happens when we add white.  Great fun!




















We have been really busy this term! We have been learning about our world and how we can help to keep the environement safe. We had a special breakfast assembly with our parents and we shared our message with them.



Washing our hands

We have taken a lot of time this week to talk about how to wash our hands properly and then to practise doing it ourselves.

  1. Wet your hands thoroughly.
  2. Rub the soap on for 20 seconds. Do the fronts and backs of your hands, in between your fingers and around the wrists.
  3. Wash the soap off.
  4. Dry them thoroughly.

It is important that as soon as we come into school we wash our hands and make sure it is the first thing we do when we get home.









As part of learning about our environment we have been exploring our playground and how it has changed since Autumn. We are getting our first signs of spring! We will also be looking at how we can use our playground as part of our sculpture work. We looked at the work of James Brunt and how he uses leaves, stones and twigs to make sculptures.








Maths trails

We have just been to IM Marsh to do some maths activities with the students. We had a great afternoon!








Exploring materials and plastics

It is amazing how many ways you can describe even just a plastic bag! However, we are environmentally conscious so we also learned about Jamie Garcia, who has invented a biodegradable plastic. We have also looked at the work of the sculpture artist Michelle Reader – her sculptures are made out of found objects.  We liked the fish that she made – they were sculpted from materials found in the River Thames to raise awareness of all the rubbish thrown in there.









Raising money for World Mental Health day

We all wore something that was yellow.







Making aeroplanes out of Lego.

We had to make the wingspan as wide as we could.









We did lots of activities based on the story Stick Man by Julia Donaldson.  We came up with lots of different things we could use a stick, we made our own family trees, we found out how paper is made and collaged our own Stick People.  It was great fun!






Charities work

We raised money for Autism Together as part of our charities work this term.  All the children in Dippers took part in a sponsored yoga session. Thank you for your support!