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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SPRING TERM (2) 2018

This half term our topic is: Monsters

We will be learning about: The Loch Ness Monster and The Gruffalo. Alongside these we will be covering mini-beasts, Lent and Easter.

Our main curriculum focuses will be:

Science – Enquiry Skills and Investigation

The children will learn to make predictions, discuss findings, ask questions and make observations. They will be looking at different experiments with eggs and liquids investigating density, capillary action and osmosis.

PHSE – Good to be me

This SEAL resource will teach the children how to feel good about themselves and to be confident in their own skin. They will learn a new song called ‘Good to be Me’ and how to sign it using BSL. 

Art – Let’s Sculpt

The children will be introduced to six sculptors: Marc Quinn, Michelle Reader, Barbara Hepworth, Jill Townsley, Brendan Jamison, and Eva Rothschild. Children will make their own sculptures using a range of unusual materials: bread, recycled materials, boxes, plastic spoons, sugar cubes, and marshmallows. They will learn about figurative and abstract sculptures, and think about shapes and materials.

Geography – What a wonderful world

The children will find 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 through the schools Charnanga music program and Sing up.


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, Cybercoach wake up and shake up routines and breathing exercises.

Religious Education

Children will be looking at answering the following question – How do Christians celebrate Easter? They will continue to, reflect on, talk about and take part in class and whole school worships linked to our Christian value ‘Justice’.                                                                                                                                              
‚ÄčPhonics and Spellings

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have a daily phonics session each morning where they practise sounds already taught and learn new phonemes and graphemes through Jolly Phonics, Letters and Sounds, Espresso and Purple Mash. 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 Oxford Reading Tree reading books 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 headstart reading comprehension activities and share their books with a book buddy. Please can children try and read every night at home as this helps to improve blending, comprehension, grammar and spelling. 



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Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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