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

Cricket - Durham V Lancashire, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Little Beasties! 🕷🐛🐍, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Weaving in the sunshine ☀️🎨, 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. 


Summer Term (2) 2019  

This half term our topic will be Dinosaurs!


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


English: We will be looking at a range of information texts, humorous stories and Spike Milligan. 

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

Science: we will be continuing to monitor and observe the growth of our bean plants and completing our bean diaries. We will also be learning all about seasonal change, consolidating the seasons, weather and occasions associated with these and importanant aspects such as how to stay safe in the sun. 

Design and Technology and Art: We will be creating our own products for a purpose from materials, following the design, make and evaluate process. (A special present for Piper as Mrs Walker suggested perhaps?!) 

Geography: Our geography links very well with science this half term and we will be looking at wonderful weather! The children will be applying their already fantastic knowledge from last half term and developing this to learn about our weather, howit affects us, forecasting it, weather dangers, our frozen planet. and the differences between us and other countries.

History: We will be learning all about the prehistoric past - dinosaurs and fossils. 

PSHE: Boris the robot, learning how to be ‘HeartSmart’ and ‘Be Good to Me’ with Miss Lace. Children will also be looking at changes. 

ICT: looking at e-safety and continuing to develop our key skills such as using a mouse and familiar programmes such as Purple Mash. 

Music: Charanga, Sing Up, following the rhythm and beat and putting their own music to familiar stories.  

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 different places of worship and what it means to belong to the Church for Christians. 


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.   


 Miss Taylor-Crozier, Miss Lace and Mrs Bowden 

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