Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class 2017 - 2018

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.

Mrs Unsworth

Mrs Unsworth

Hello Everyone. I am teaching Class 1 on a full time basis covering maternity leave for Mrs Walker from April 2017. I live in the beautiful village of Cartmel and feel so privileged to work in such a wonderful school. My hobbies are walking, mountain biking, singing, acting and reading. I love to spend time with my family and my favourite holiday destination is Northumberland.

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This half term our topic is: Myths, Legends and Aesop’s Fables

We will be learning about: King Midas, The Boy who Cried Wolf, The Tortoise and The Hare and Robin Hood. Alongside this we will be touching on Greece, Space, Chinese New Year and Sir Isaac Newton and his theory of Gravity.

Our main curriculum focuses will be:

Science – Uses of Everyday Materials

The children will learn about the uses of everyday materials including wood, plastic, metal, glass, brick, paper and cardboard. They will then go on to compare the suitability of different everyday materials for different purposes. They will explore how objects made of some everyday materials can change shape and how the recycling process is able to reuse some everyday materials numerous times. It finishes with children learning about new discoveries which have made over time with a specific focus on John McAdam.

DT – Fabrics

The children will learn all about different fabrics. They will explore and become familiar with the names of different fabrics and learn how to choose and manipulate fabrics to create different effects; they will also learn how to join fabrics in a variety of ways. The children get the chance to apply all of these skills to help them create their own fabric face which they will evaluate.

Geography – What a wonderful world

The children will learn how to locate different countries using an atlas, starting with Greece.  This will then be followed by finding out about the location of other  countries, continents and oceans of the world in relation to the position of the United Kingdom and children’s own locality. Children will develop global awareness by looking in detail at the position of the seven continents and five oceans of the world, understanding that the world is spherical and creating their own journeys across the world. Children continue to build on their map skills developed in Year 1 using atlases, world maps and globes more widely, along with using aerial photographs to recognise human and physical features including landmarks.

Music – Sing and Play

Children will continue their weekly lessons with Miss Lace where they will be learning songs and using musical instruments.


Children will learn all the necessary skills they need to play football with professional coaching from the WFA. Further to this they will be taught multi skills, yoga and breathing exercises.

Religious Education

Children will be looking at answering the following question - What do sacred writings teach about leaders? They will continue to, reflect on, talk about and take part in class and whole school worships linked to our Christian value ‘Perseverance’.                                                                                                                                                                                
‚ÄčPhonics and Spellings

Children in Reception and Year 1 and Year 2 have a daily phonics session each morning where they practise sounds already taught and learn new phonemes and graphemes. Year 2 then advance to the 'No-Nonsense spelling' programme where they revise phonics learnt previously and learn new spelling rules and patterns.  Please see below the Jolly Phonics songs video used to help learn the phase 2 letter sounds.


Our individual reading booklets are banded into different colours. 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 reading comprehension activities and sharing their books with a book buddy.


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Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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