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

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) 2019  

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, The Gingerbread Man, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Runaway Wok.

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 new wood work area! We will be hammering and sawing 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: thinking about ‘getting on and falling out’ an important topic for children to discuss as we think about friendship, forgiveness and treating others as we wish to be treated. 

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 practising their fundamental movement skills, throwing, catching, aiming, rolling and striking and increasing their control and accuracy when using equipment. Children will also be learning how to use interpretive dance and movement to music. 

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 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.  


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




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