Dippers – Year 1

Welcome to the Dippers!

 

Dipper | John R Barlow Wild Bird Photographer

 

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

Our Learning Support Assistants are Miss Pastorelli and Mrs Jackson

 

Please scroll down down for updates, and pictures of our learning in the Dippers at Sudley.

 

Most Recent Newsletter

12 Year 1 Newsletter 30.11.20

(Scroll down for all previous newsletters)


ClassDojo

We will be using Class Dojo to set homework, and work to do at home in case of isolation. Please use use the exercise book sent home to record any isolation work for us. We will also produce paper copies if required. Thank you to all who have signed up to Class Dojo!

 

 

Please use this link to add yourself to our class.

Once the parent account has been set up you can link your child to your account.

https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CP8VXPE


Curriculum Information

 

Year 1 Topic List 2020-2021

Y1 topics 2020-21

 

Autumn 2

Our Current Topic is: Polar Regions

We will be learning:

To identify hot and cold places and locate them on a map
To find out about Ernest Shackleton
To locate Antarctica on  map

Previous Weeks:

All Around Us

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 1 Curriculum Overview: Year 1 Autumn 1 2020

Flight

Author

Weather

Previous Newsletters

11 Year 1 Newsletter 23.11.20

10 Year 1 Newsletter 16.11.20

9 Year 1 Newsletter 9.11.20

8 Year 1 Newsletter 2.11.20

7 Year 1 Newsletter 19.10.2020

6 Year 1 Newsletter 12.10.20

5 Year 1 Newsletter 5.10.20 

4 Year 1 Newsletter 28.9.20 

3 Year 1 Newsletter 21.9.20

2 Year 1 Newsletter 14.9.20

1 Year 1 Newsletter 7.9.20

Reminders 

  • Book bags and reading books should be sent into school each day.

  • Please label all belongings with children’s names, this includes PE kits, book bags, coats and water bottles.

  • Children should have both their indoor and outdoor PE kits in school at all times.  They will be sent home regularly to be washed. 

  • Homework will be set using Class Dojo/Purple Mash on a Friday, to be in by Tuesday if possible. You will also find homework on our newsletter each week (see above) along with a list of spellings we will be practicing in school that week.

 

P.E.

Dippers have PE on Tuesday and Friday, plus every other Wednesday.  On the Wednesday the children have PE, they will go home in their PE kit, we would be grateful if you would ensure this is sent back into school by Friday for their next PE lesson.

 

🌟 Person of the Week 🌟

Each week, all teachers pick one child to be Person of the Week. Well done to our Autumn 1 Children who were all picked for a variety of reasons, including super reading, trying hard, improving lots and amazing computing skills! I can’t wait to see what Autumn 2 brings…

 

30.11.20 A.K.A… ELF SCHOOL DAY! 🎅🏻

WOW! Our lovely little Dipper Elves have worked so hard today learning how to be an Elf. The art of Christmas Tree Decoration, Paper Chain making, tree decoration making and more! We even had a very special message from Father Christmas himself. It was very exciting. Sparkle the kindness Elf came to visit with a special letter too. We had a ball! Mrs Bosworth and Mrs Gallears

 

20.11.20

This week was Anti-Bullying Week. The Dippers were so empathetic and learnt all about what bullying is, and what to do if they feel they, or someone else, is being bullied. We carried on with rhyming, and Oi, Frog! which we all really enjoyed.

In maths we have been looking at properties of 2D shapes and learnt about symmetry. We have been working so hard on our lines, songs and dances for the Christmas Show! Thank you for practising at home! There is an excited buzz around school, as we all are very excited for Elf school! 🎅🏻

ELF SCHOOL AT SUDLEY INFANT SCHOOL NOVEMBER 30 2020

Mrs Gallears and Mrs Bosworth

13.11.20

A big THANK YOU for all your generosity for Children in Need. We played ‘Beat the Goalie’ to raise money, and had lots of fun too! We took as many pictures as we could, but some were too speedy to catch! Well done to all of the children who beat the goalie! We also learnt all about Diwali today, The Festival of Light. In History, we have been looking at our local area. Today we looked at Sudley House. Did you know, ‘Aigburth’ is Old Norse, and means ‘Oak Tree Hill’?

Mrs Gallears and Mrs Bosworth

06.11.20

What a super start to Autumn 2. We really enjoyed our music lesson this week – Classroom Taps. We listened to the sounds we could hear in our classroom environment, and made a musical pattern. Some Dippers even got a head Teachers Award from Mrs Thomas for their work! We were very proud.

We have been looking at the Nursery Rhyme ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’ and adapting/changing it. We changed the animal and the verb, and performed our new nursery rhyme to the class! Our favourite was;

Hickory Dickory Dock, the duck waddled up the clock, the clock struck one… the duck waddled down… Hickory Dickory Dock! 🕐

Performing our new rhymes:

In P.E we have been practising our underarm throw, you can practise at home! Make a game of trying to get your object into a target – keep a score of how many you get! Can you beat your adult/sibling?

Mrs Gallears and Mrs Bosworth

 

23.10.20

Dippers, thank you all for an incredibly wonderful PARTY day. We all had so much fun! I was blown away by the hard work and creativity used to make your hats. Each and every single hat was unique and absolutely spectacular. Congratulations to our winner, who was picked by our independent judge! Congratulations to you all, you are all super stars. 🌟 Have a beautiful half term, rest well, and we will see you in a week!

Mrs Bosworth and Mrs Gallears

 

🎈Happy Birthday Dippers! 🎈

We had a whole school party to celebrate missed birthday parties during lockdown.

🥳 Party Fun and The Hat Parade 🎩

🎃Happy Halloween! 🎃

Our Halloween hat competition organised by SIPFA.

 

Dippers Winner

 

 

 

13.10.20

We have had an excellent few weeks on our topic ‘Flight.’ Take a look below at our beautiful chalk pictures. We also made a whole class information book about Space! What do you think?

 

We are currently learning all about Tom Fletcher. We have read some of his books, and even written our own Monster Story. In maths we have been partitioning, and working on our number bonds to 10.

Thank you all for signing up for Class Dojo! You will find all the homework, and work to do if you are in isolation on there.

Mrs Bosworth and Mrs Gallears.

7.9.20

Well, what a busy first week we had, it was great to see all of you and get to know you!

We had great fun making out split pin birds and sketching dippers using different techniques with our pencils.

I would just like to say how proud Mrs Gallears and I are of each and everyone of you, you have learnt the new routines so well and have worked very hard.

 

 

Our next topic is Flight, we will be learning about the 4 countries in the UK, different ways of flying and the invention of the aeroplane.

As as you know our classrooms look a little bit different but they are still bright and colourful!

 

PLEASE NOTE – there will be no ‘Meet The Teacher’ meeting on 3rd September in accordance with COVID-19 guidance.  We apologise for any confusion.

 

Listen to a special message from your class teachers!

Mrs Bosworth:

 

Mrs Gallears:

 

Hello to all of the new Dippers!

I hope you have had an amazing summer and are looking forward to coming back to school in Year 1.  I’m sure some of you are feeling a little nervous about coming back to school but we are going to have lots of fun and learn lots of new things.

Things will be a little different when you come back, well you’ll be in a new class and have 2 new teachers to start with!  The desks will be laid out a bit differently to how you are used to but you will still be able to work in your groups, chat with your friends and have choosing time.  We will have to make sure we wash our hands regularly – I’m sure you’re all experts at that now!

The first week back we will be getting used to be back in school, reminding ourselves of the school rules and learning all about our class bird – the dipper.  You can find out lots of information about it here – https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/dipper/

Enjoy the last week of the holidays and we’ll see you very soon!

Mrs Bosworth and Mrs Gallears

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Useful websites

Bug Club

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

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.

 

 Oddizzi

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.