Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class 2018 - 2019

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, from January 2019 I will be covering Mrs Walker's maternity! I have previously been a supply teacher and taught at a school in Barrow-in-Furness. I love teaching PE, geography and allowing the children to have hands on learning opportunities outdoors such as in Forest Schools.

Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class: Blog items

Class 1 Homework Challenges - 15.03.19, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Design Technology Day!, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Class 1 Homework Challenges 08.03.19, 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. 


Spring Term (2) 2019  

This half term our topic will be: Explorers! 

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

English: stories about feelings (including diaries), recounts, poems with an element of fantasy and humour. 

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

Science: looking at and comparing the similarities and differences of some of Earth’s different biomes, locating them on the map and learning about native people, plants, animals and traditions from these places. 

Design and Technology: using our new wood work area! We will be continuing to practise our key skills of hammering and sawing to make independently designed creations with some moving parts.

History: looking at the some fof the worlds most famous explorers; Niel Armstrong and Tim Peake, Christopher Columbus and pirates, Robert Flacon Scott and others. We will also be explorers ourselves, investigating our local area of Cartmel!

Geography: we will be improving our locational and geographical knowledge of the world and our local area and practising our fieldwork skills. We will look at the journeys of some of the explorers we are focusing on and the key biomes on Earth. 

PSHE: Boris the robot, learning how to be ‘HeartSmart’ and ‘Be Good to Me’ with Miss Lace.  

ICT: looking at communication and collaboration and programming using BeeBots. 

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

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 about Easter and what the Easter story tells us about God’s love and forgiveness. 


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 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 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 which are updated each week to keep up to date with children’s learning and some suggestions of homework activities. 

Miss Taylor-Crozier, Miss Lace and Mrs Bowden

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