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. 


Autumn Term (1) 2020 

This half term our topic will be: Ourselves

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

English: writing: lists, poems, stories with familiar settings and letters. We will use a variety of texts to complement our topic learning including Funny Bones. 

Maths: developing skills in number, shape and measure by measuring our heights, weights and making pictograms of likes and dislikes. 

Science: learning about the human body, how to keep healthy and the senses. 

Geography: learning about our local area - Cartmel.

Music: children will be using a variety of musical instruments to accompany songs. They will also develop their own musical notation and consolidate their understanding of the differnt musical instrucments and the group they belong to.

PE: children will take part in two weekly pe lessons, one session led by a coach for multi skills and the other by Miss Taylor-Crozier as they will practise moving in different ways and key fundamental movement skills. Children will need their PE kits each Wednesday and Friday.

Design and Technology: food and the eatwell plate. We will pland, create and evaluate healthy fruit salads. We will also be discussing dreams and creating mobiles and dream catchers as part of our continous provision.

History: learning about famous nurses from the past such as Florence Nightingale.

PSHE: children will spend time with Boris the robot, learning how to be ‘HeartSmart’ with Miss Lace.

Art: learning how to use different mediums to create skeletons, using body parts to print and creating portraits.  

ICT: children will look at labelling diagrams by selecting, dragging, dropping and typing. 

In RE: children will be learning some of the stories taught by Jesus and why Christians celebrate Harvest.

After the half term holidays our topic will be Journeys. Planning for this topic will be shaped by children’s interest but we anticipate finding out about the journeys made by animals in the natural world, the journey made by Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, children’s journeys to school and Santa’s journey around the world. We will also make our own journeys around Cartmel to make discoveries about our local area.


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. Our school follows the Letters and Sounds teaching sequence. Please see videos below that allow you to support your children with the sounds in each phase.



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.  


 Mrs Walker, Miss Taylor-Crozier, Miss Lace and Mrs Bowden 

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