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. 


Spring Term (1) 2021

This half term our topics will be: Celebrations and Traditional Tales.  

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


English: traditional tales, writing instructions, lists and poems. We will use a variety of texts to complement our learning including; The 3 Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, Three Billy Goats Gruff and Jack and the Beanstalk. 

Maths: developing our key skills in number and place value, addition and subtraction, problem solving, shapes and their properties and times tables. 

Science: everyday materials. We will be looking at different materials, comparing them, man-made and natural materials and conducting experiments to test their properties such as making the 3 Little Pigs houses. 

Design and Technology: using our wood work area to hammer and saw to make independently designed creations with some moving parts as well as trying to create the perfect chair for Goldilocks! 

History: learning about important celebrations, how they are important to different people and comparing how some celebrations have changed over time. 

Geography: looking at different celebrations from around the world, improving our locational and geographical knowledge of the world and our local area and practising our fieldwork skills. 

PSHE: carrying on with HeartSmart and Boris the Robot as we learn about our feelings and how ‘too much selfie isn’t healthy’. 

ART: Spanish Catalan artist, Joan Mirό. Learning all about his Magical Realist paintings and using drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share  ideas, experiences and imagination.  

ICT: looking at programming, using BeeBots and Espresso. 

MUSIC: Charanga, Sing Up and working towards Easter worship. 

PE: children will be working with Jayne from Rigney Bank Ballet School. Children 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 why Baptism is important to Christians and how different people belong to different groups and religions. 


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 levlelled 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. 


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Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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