Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class 2020 - 2021

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 Thursdays and Fridays. I love teaching PE and geography and I am passionate about outdoor learning. The majority of my experience in teaching has been in KS1, EYFS and nursery. I am also the subject lead for PE and French.

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) 2021  

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

Maths: developing our key skills in number and place value, time, money, fractions, problem solving and shapes and their properties.

Science: plants. We will be growing our own plants and keeping a diary, learning what plants need to grow, common garden and wild plants and dissecting and looking at the parts of plants and flowers.

Art: we will be using fabrics and materials to practise our skills of weaving, batik and joining materials together with different techniques.

Design and Technology: using our wood work area to hammer and saw to make independently designed creations.

Geography: looking at the different types of bears and their habitats, including the biomes they live in and how they have adapted to live in them. We will also be looking at all things climate change and how to protect our wonderful world when we have year two with us on a Thursday afternoon.

PSHE: carrying on with HeartSmart and Boris the Robot as we learn about our feelings with Mrs Battersby.

ICT: looking at data and using Purple Mash. 

MUSIC: Sing Up, keeping a beat and following a rythym with Mrs Battersby.

PE: children will be having weekly sessions with Jayne from Rigney Bank Dance and Ballet School. They will also be practising their fundamental movement skills, throwing, catching, aiming, rolling and striking and increasing their control and accuracy when using equipment.

RE: children will be learning about what prayer means to christians and other faiths with Mrs Battersby.


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 videos below for the sounds and actions. 



Our books are levelled to match the phonics phases and match where a child is currently in their learning. We also send home weekly sight word bookmarks. 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 and log in to Tapestry which are updated each week to keep up to date with children’s learning.  


Mrs Walker, Miss Taylor-Crozier, Mrs Bowden and Mrs Battersby. 


Files to Download

Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class: News items

Update letter 2nd March 2021, by Mrs Battersby

Update letter 5th January 2021, by Mrs Battersby

Transport - DFE Survey, by Mrs Wilson

Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class: Blog items

Easter 🐣 🐰🍫, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Friday reward time, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Smoothies! 🍏🍌🍓, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class: Gallery items

Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class: Calendar items

Dance with Jayne from Rigney Bank, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Dance with Jayne from Rigney Bank, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Dance with Jayne from Rigney Bank, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Contact the School

Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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Our Core Values

'Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow'