Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class 2018 - 2019

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. However, from January 2019 I will be covering Mrs Walker's maternity! I have previously been a supply teacher and taught at a school in Barrow-in-Furness. I love teaching PE, geography and allowing the children to have hands on learning opportunities outdoors such as in Forest Schools.

Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class: Blog items

Weaving in the sunshine ☀️🎨, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Geography Day! 🌍, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Plants and growing, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

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. 


Summer Term (1) 2019  

This half term our topics will be; other cultures and plants!


Through the teaching of these topics, the following curriculum areas will be covered;   

English: traditional tales from other cultures, writing letters and poems to say aloud. 

Maths: developing our key skills in number and place value, addition and subtraction, problem solving, times tables and fractions, reasoning, measurement, ratio and proportion. 

Science: this half term our topic is plants. We will be looking at what they need to grow and conducting experiments and investigations, including how to conduct a fair test. We will be planting our own beans and other plants in the garden, recording their growth, looking at different types of flowers and trees and learning about the different parts of a flower. 

Design and Technology and Art: We will be creating our own products for a purpose from materials, following the design, make and evaluate process. (A special present for Piper as Mrs Walker suggested perhaps?!) 

Geography: we will be continuing to look at our local area of Cartmel and improving our locational and geographical knowledge of the world and our local area. Also, in line with our topic, we will be looking at different bears, their habitats and where they are in the world. 

PSHE: Boris the robot, learning how to be ‘HeartSmart’ and ‘Be Good to Me’ with Miss Lace. Children will also be looking at relationships and drugs education. 

ICT: looking at data and continuing to develop our skey skills such as using a mouse and familiar programmes such as Purple Mash. 

MUSIC: Charanga, Sing Up, following the rhythm and beat and putting their own music to familiar stories.  

PE: children 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! 

RE: children will be learning about the importance of prayer to Christians and other faiths. 


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 through Letters and Sounds. Please see a video below for the sounds and actions. 


Our 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 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.   

Please read our blogs which are updated each week to keep up to date with children’s learning and some suggestions of homework activities. 


 Miss Taylor-Crozier, Miss Lace and Mrs Bowden 

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