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. I am teaching Class 1 on a full time basis covering maternity leave for Mrs Walker from April 2017. I live in the beautiful village of Cartmel and feel so 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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This half term our topic is: Houses and Homes

We will be learning about: homes through time, rooms of the house, how to build a house and differenty types of homes. In addition to this we will look at: Harvest, Diwali, Bonfire nights and Traditional Tales e.g. Three Little Pigs

Our main curriculum focuses will be:

Science – Animals including Humans

Children will learn about human and animal bodies and consider similarities and differences between them.  They will engage in a variety of activities drawing and labelling the body, using their senses to conduct investigation, describing animal bodies and sorting animals into groups.

History – The Great Fire of London

Children will learn about the key events of the Great Fire of London and develop an understanding of the ways in which we can find out about the past through discussing primary sources.  They will learn about Samuel Pepys and his infamous diary.  As well as looking at how life was different in teh 17th century they will compare and contrast past and present-day London.

Geography – Our School

Children will learn about the world, starting with their immediate environment.  They will expore the school environment using first hand observation and experience to enhance their awareness along with essential map skills and fieldwork.

Music – Sing and Play

Children will continue their weekly lessons with Mrs Battersby where they will be learning songs and using musical instruments.

PE – Football

Children will learn all the necessary skills the need to play football with professional coaching from the WFA. Further to this they will learn Yoga and Dance.

DT - Moving Pictures Traditional Tales

Children will develop their understanding of mechanisms.  They will listen to and role play different traditional tales and learn how sections can be made into a moving picture. Following instructions on how to make different types of mechanisms, such as levers, wheels and sliders, will give the children experience and information to develop their own ideas.   

Computing – Word Processing

The children will learn basic typing and word processing skills. They will learn how to type with two hands, use the shift, space and enter key properly, and edit work by using the backspace, delete and arrow keys. Children will then go on to learn how to use undo and redo and to select and format text.

Religious Education

Children will learn 'how Christians show they are thankful during Harvest, linking this to 'fairness' and 'thankfulness'. They will continue to, reflect on, talk about and take part in class and whole school worships linked to our Christian values.

‚ÄčPhonics and Spellings

Children in Reception and year 1 have a daily phonics session each morning where they practise sounds already taught and learn new phonemes and graphemes. Children in year 2 advance to the 'No-Nonsense spelling' programme where they revise phonics learnt previously and learn new spelling rules and patterns.


Our individual reading booklets are banded into different colours. Children are heard reading 2 times per week within school - either 1:1 with their own book or as part of a guided session. Children also take part in reading comprehension activities.


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Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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