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. 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 (2) 2020 

This half term our topic will be: Monster Madness.

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

English: children will be looking at recounts and instructional writing. We will be focusing on a number of key texts and including lots of drama and discussion alongside our writing.

Maths: children will develop key skills in number and place value, addition and subtraction, problem solving, shape, times tables and fractions, reasoning, measurement, ratio and proportion. Children will also apply their mathematical skills to science investigations.

Science: children will be learning about and taking part in experiments. They will think about how to carry out and make a fair test and make sensible predictions.

Design and Technology: children will design, plan and create some fabric bunting.

Art: children will be looking at and reading the book 'The Dot'. We will be using differnt mediums, along with our imagination to create pictures from only a black dot! What could the black dot be in their picture? 

Geography: we will be looking at our wonderful world. Children will develop key skills such as map reading and the directions on a compass. We will be learning about the 7 continents and our oceans. We will also learn about some of the different biomes we have in the world and a little about them e.g. rainforests, arctic, desert.

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

Computing: children will be learning about e-safety and programming with Miss Lace.

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 weekly dance lessons with Miss Jayne from Rigney Bank Ballet School and will also be having a weekly lesson of tennis with Miss Taylor-Crozier. Children will need their PE kits each Tuesday and Wednesday.

RE: children will be learning all about Easter and the run up to this very special day.


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 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.  


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

Files to Download

Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class: News items

Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class: Blog items

Forest Schools Day 🌳☘️🍂, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Hockey club 🏑 , by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class: Gallery items

Tower Wood, by Mrs Battersby

Harvest Festival, by Mrs Battersby

Class 1 - The Busy Bee Class: Calendar items

Cricket, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Cricket, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Cricket, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

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Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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