Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class 2019 - 2020

Mrs Walker

Mrs Walker

Hello! I am the class 1 teacher. Prior to teaching class 1, I had the pleasure of teaching years 2 and 3 at Cartmel and a year 3 class in Camden, London. Teaching is a true vocation for me and I love planning activities to excite and motivate my class. In addition to my teaching responsibilities I am the subject leader for: Literacy, History and Geography.

Miss Taylor-Crozier

Miss Taylor-Crozier

Hello! I teach Class 1 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I love teaching PE and geography and I am passionate about outdoor learning. The majority of my experience in teaching has been in KS1, EYFS and nursery. I am also the subject lead for PE and French.

Welcome to our class page! The children in the Busy Bee class are taught in different ways throughout the day. We have a variety of approaches including focus group activities, whole class activities, self-initiated activities and objective-led planning. At the beginning of each term we set off with a topic or theme in mind which we think will interest and motivate our eager learners, but we are flexible in our approach and shape our planning to match the evolving interests of the children within our class. 


Spring Term (1) 2020 

This half term our topic will be: Traditional Tales

Through the teaching of this topic, the following curriculum areas will be covered;   

English: children will be reading a variety of traditional tales including Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Chicken Licken. They will perform different parts of the story, create character profiles and create a shared story. Each week children will also develop spelling, punctuation and grammar skills in a discrete lesson.

Maths: children will develop key skills in number and place value, addition and subtraction, problem solving, shape, times tables and fractions, reasoning, measurement, ratio and proportion. Children will apply their mathematical skills to science investigations.

Science: children will be learning about forces. They will investigate, pushes, pulls, floating, sinking and gravity.

Design and Technology: children will design, plan and create and evaluate a toy with a moving mechanism related to a traditional tale.

Art: children will be learning about different sculptors and will take inspiration from the artists to create some original work of their own.  

Geography: we will be looking at our local area. Children will develop key skills such as map reading, following directions and using a compass. They will also be looking at the key human and physical features of Cartmel.

PSHE: children will spend time with Boris the robot, learning how to be ‘HeartSmart’ with Miss Lace.

Computing: children will be learning about e-safety and programming with Miss Lace. 

Music: children will be using a variety of musical instruments to accompany songs. They will also develop their own musical notation and put their own music to familiar stories.  

PE: children will take part in weekly dance lessons and will be practising their fundamental movement skills, throwing, catching, aiming, rolling and striking and increasing their control and accuracy when using equipment. We will also be practising key skills for competitions and festivals coming up soon! Children will need their PE kits each Tuesday and Wednesday.

RE: children will be learning about Friendship through stories from different religions. We will be considering what some sacred stories teach us about being a good friend and example to our peers.


Phonics and Spellings  

Children in Reception and Year 1 have a daily ability grouped phonics session each morning. They practise sounds already taught and learn new phonemes and graphemes. Our school follows the Letters and Sounds teaching sequence. Please see a video below for the sounds and actions. 



Our reading books are levelled according to the phonics phases. Children are heard reading at least twice a week within school, either 1:1 with their own book or as part of a guided session. Children also take part in ‘Headstart’ reading comprehension activities and share their books with a book buddy. Please can children try and read every day at home as this helps to improve blending, comprehension, grammar and spelling and most importantly helps to develop a life-long love of reading for pleasure.  


 Mrs Walker, Miss Taylor-Crozier, Miss Lace and Mrs Bowden 

Files to Download

Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class: News items

September reminders, by Mrs Battersby

Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class: Blog items

Chinese New Year , by Mrs Walker

3D shape, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class: Gallery items

Tower Wood, by Mrs Battersby

Harvest Festival, by Mrs Battersby

Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class: Calendar items

Dance with Jayne from Rigney Bank, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Cartmel Village Walk, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Dance with Jayne from Rigney Bank, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Contact the School

Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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