Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class 2019 - 2020

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, until December 2019 I will be covering Mrs Walker's maternity leave! I have previously been a supply teacher and taught at a school in Barrow-in-Furness. I love teaching PE, geography and most of my experience has been teaching in KS1, EYFS and nursery. I am also the subject lead for PE and French.

Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class: Blog items

Habitats, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Beatrix Potter Art Afternoon, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Watercolour , 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. 


Autumn Term (2) 2019  


This half term our topic will be: Kings and Queens 

Through the teaching of this topic, the following curriculum areas will be covered;   


English: we will be looking at a range of information texts, silly poems, fantasy writing and the book ‘Meerkat Mail’ as we learn about letters. 

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

Science: we will be learning all about living things and their habitats. We will distinguish the differences between living and dead, animals from around the world and their habitats and simple food chains. 

Design and Technology: we will be making moving pictures and continuing to develop our skills on our woodwork bench, (or gaining our hammer and saw licences for our new reception children!).

Art: we will be learning about the famous LS Lowry and creating our own artwork inspired by him and his techniques.

Geography: we will be looking at our school and using some key geographical skills such as map reading and making, using map symbols, directions and using a compass. We will also be developing our observational skills to study the geography of the school and its grounds, looking at the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment - Cartmel! 

History: we will be learning all The Gunpowder Plot and Bonfire Night. 

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

Computing: looking at e-safety and digital media, making our own characters and adding sound and text. 

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 all about Christmas, why it’s important to Christians and the messages associated with it. 


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 levelled according to the phonics phases. 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.  


 Miss Taylor-Crozier, Miss Lace and Mrs Bowden 

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