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: Kings and Queens

We will be learning about: King James I and Queen Elizabeth II. In addition to this we will look at: Diwali, Bonfire Night, Rememberance and Christmas.

Our main curriculum focuses will be:

Science – Living things and their habitats

Children will learn about a variety of habitats and the plants and animals that live there. They lwill earn to tell the difference between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive, and apply this in a range of contexts. They will make observations of a local habitat and the creatures that live there, investigating conditions in local microhabitats and how they affect the mini beasts found within them. The children will research a range of global habitats and how the living things that live there are suited to their environments.

History – The Gunpowder Plot

The Gunpowder Plot unit will teach the children, using a variety of methods, to fully develop their knowledge and understanding of this significant event in British history. The children will increase their awareness of the past by finding out about Guy Fawkes and other significant individuals involved in the plot. A lesson on how bonfire night has been celebrated in Britain since the 1930s  will be taught to consolidate their knowledge of changes within living memory.

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.

ART - LS Lowry

The children will have the opportunity to explore the life and work of Lowry and to learn about the industrial landscape that provided the subject of many of his paintings. Each lesson focuses on improving a key skill in art and design; comparing works of art, colour mixing, perspective, drawing figures, drawing buildings and scissor skills. At the end of the unit children will have used their knowledge and skills to create a multimedia collage in the style of the artist.

Religious Education

Children will be looking at answering the following question - What are the messages of Christmas?  Who announced the birth of Jesus and to whom? They will continue to, reflect on, talk about and take part in class and whole school worships linked to our Christian value 'Trust'.                                                                                                                                                                                                   
‚ÄčPhonics and Spellings

Children in Reception and Year 1 and Year 2 have a daily phonics session each morning where they practise sounds already taught and learn new phonemes and graphemes. Year 2 then advance to the 'No-Nonsense spelling' programme where they revise phonics learnt previously and learn new spelling rules and patterns.  Please see below the Jolly Phonics songs video used to help learn the phase 2 letter sounds.


Our individual reading booklets 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 reading comprehension activities and sharing their books with a book buddy.


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Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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