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 my name is Mrs Unsworth and I teach Class 1 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I live in the beautiful village of Cartmel and feel very 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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SUMMER TERM (1) 2018

This half term our topic is - Is our World a Green House?

We will be learning about: The Environment, Seasides, Global Issues and looking at the following core texts - The Jolly Postman, Handa's Surprise, We all went on a Safari and Please Don't Paint our Planet Pink.

Our main curriculum focuses will be:

Science – Plants

The children have the opportunity to closely study plants and trees in the natural environment, taking measurements and making observational drawings. They will plant a seed and a bulb and compare them as they grow. They record changes in their plants in words and pictures, take measurements throughout the unit and finally draw bar charts to show the growth of the two plants. The children will set up a comparative experiment to observe what plants need to grow well, and watch the germination process first hand by growing cress. Children begin to learn about plants we eat, and understand that farming involves creating the right conditions for food crops to grow.

PSHCE – Relationships

This SEAL resource will teach the children how to to recognise what they like and dislike, what is fair and unfair, and what is right and wrong.  They will be taught: to share their opinions on things that matter to them and explain their views; to recognise, name and deal with feelings in a positive way; to think about themselves, learn from their experiences and recognise what they are good at; to recognise choices they can make, and recognise the difference between right and wrong; to agree and follow rules for their group and classroom, and understand how rules help them; to recognise how their behaviour affects other people; to listen to other people, and play and work cooperatively; to identify and respect the differences and similarities between people; that family and friends should care for each other.

Design Technology – Sensational Salads

The children will learn about peeling, zesting, cutting safely and applying these skills when preparing healthy dishes. They will learn key information about healthy eating and where their food comes from and will gain some practical ideas about ingredients that can be combined to make interesting and healthy salads.



Music – Sing and Play

Children 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

‚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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