Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class 2016 - 2017

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.

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Spring 2017

This term our topics are: Explorers and Celebrations.

We will be learning about:

Famous explorers from the past. We will also be learning about different countries around the world. Weather permitting, we hope to explore our local environment to see what discoveries we can make. In addition, we will learn about some Christian celebrations including Baptism and Easter. We will also learn about traditions from other countries including Chinese New Year.

Our main curriculum focuses will be: 

Science: Every Day Materials – children will investigate materials and use their findings to design their own product.  

History: Great Explorers – children will consider and compare different explorers from the past and present including: Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake. We will take part in a living history experience day to help us imagine what it would have been like living in Tudor times. 

Geography: World Geography – children will learn about the continents and seas which make up the world and consider the world from different perspectives.

Music: children will continue their weekly lessons with Miss Lace where they will be learning songs, singing in a round and using tuned and untuned instruments. 

PE: children will be taught by Keith Singleton on Wednesday afternoons where they will participate in varied multi-skill activities including: tri-golf, hockey and football. Children will also be developing their gymnastic skills with Mrs Walker. 

Design and Technology: evaluating, designing and creating our own picnic hampers.

Art: children will learn about LS Lowry, discuss and imitate his style.

Computing: children will be developing their programming and communication and collaboration skills with Miss Lace. Children will access many tools on Purple Mash.

Religious Education: we will consider Baptism and why it is important to Christians and what the Easter stories tells us about God’s love and forgiveness. Our worship theme this term is courage.

​Phonics and Spellings: Children in Reception and year 1 have a daily phonics session each morning where they practise sounds already taught and learn new phonemes and graphemes. We follow the LCP phonics scheme. Children in year 2 advance to the  'No-Nonsense spelling' programme where they revise phonics learnt previously and learn new spelling rules and patterns.

Reading: Our individual reading booklets are banded into different colours. Children are heard reading 2 times per week within school - either 1:1 with their own book or as part of a guided session. Children also experience weekly Read with RIC lessons and take part in reading comprehension activities.

This year,  year 2 have SAT assessments in May, and year 1 have a phonic screening check in June. If you have and queries please speak to Mrs Walker or Mrs Unsworth.

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Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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