Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class 2017 - 2018

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.

Mrs Unsworth

Mrs Unsworth

Hello everyone my name is Mrs Unsworth and I teach Class 1 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I live in the beautiful village of Cartmel and feel very privileged to work in such a wonderful school. My hobbies are walking, mountain biking, singing, acting and reading. I love to spend time with my family and my favourite holiday destination is Northumberland.

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SUMMER TERM (2) 2018

This Summer term our topic is - Is our World a Green House?  and The Seaside.

We will be learning about: The Environment, Seasides, Global Issues and looking at the following core texts - We all went on a Safari and Please Don't Paint our Planet Pink, Monkey Puzzle, Grandpa's Boat.

Our main curriculum focuses will be:

Science – The Environment

Children wil be introduced to the ecological challenges that face the modern world. They will undertake a range of activities that challenge them to engage with environmental issues and to understand the simple changes we can make to live more sustainable lives. Their learning is closely focused on the 'Working Scientifically' strand of objectives, providing a range of opportunities for children to apply practical scientific methods and skills.

PSHCE – Changes

This theme tackles the issue of change and aims to equip children with an understanding of different types of change, positive and negative, and common human responses to it. The

theme seeks to develop children’s ability to understand and manage the feelings associated with change. It aims to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in three key social and emotional aspects of learning: motivation, social skills and managing feelings.

Art - Natural Sculptures

The children will have the opportunity to learn about different kinds of nature sculptures and to explore the work of Andy Goldsworthy and other environmental artists. Each lesson in the unit focuses on a different technique using natural materials; model making, observational drawing, collecting material, ephemeral land art and group sculpture building. At the end of the unit children will create a multimedia collage to bring together and celebrate their work.

Geography/History - Travel and Transport and Seaside 

Children will learn about different types of transport and how these have changed over time. They will also find out about features of our seasides. Children will visit Lakeside Aquarum, via the train from Haverthwaite to find out more about the sea creatures which populate our oceans. We will also be thinking about hiw we can help to look after our world. 

Music – Sing and Play

Children will be learning songs and using musical instruments through the schools Charnanga music program and Sing up.


Children will learn all the necessary skills they need to play cricket with professional coaching. Further to this they will be taught multi skills, Cybercoach wake up and shake up routines and breathing exercises.

Religious Education

Our RE topics this term are 'How do Muslims express their faith?' and 'How do we appreciate the Natural World?' Children will compare Islam to Christianity, by learning about different customs, places of worship and religious stories.       

‚ÄčPhonics and Spellings

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have a daily phonics session each morning where they practise sounds already taught and learn new phonemes and graphemes through Jolly Phonics, Letters and Sounds, Espresso and Purple Mash. Year 2 then advance to the 'No-Nonsense spelling' programme where they revise phonics learnt previously and learn new spelling rules and patterns. Please see below the Jolly Phonics songs video used to help learn the phase 2 letter sounds.


Our Oxford Reading Tree 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 night at home as this helps to improve blending, comprehension, grammar and spelling. 



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Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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