Class 1 - The Busy Bees 2023 - 2024

Miss Taylor-Crozier

Miss Taylor-Crozier

Hello, I am the class 1 teacher! I love teaching PE and geography and I am passionate about outdoor learning and the world we live in. I am the subject lead for Early Years, PE and Reading. I am also the designated Educational Visits Co-Ordinator and Deputy Safeguarding Lead.

Welcome to our class page! Our class consists of reception, year 1 and year 2 children. 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 and self-initiated activities. 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. However, we are flexible in our approach and shape our planning to match the evolving interests of the children within our class.  


Autumn 2

The following curriculum areas will be covered;

English: our core text this half term is 'Stanley's Stick' by John Hegley. Through this book we will explore poetry, character, setting, vocabulary and create posters and signs.

Maths: in year one and two we will be developing key skills in number, addition and subtraction and shape. In reception children will be looking at numbers to 20 and shape. The whole school uses White Rose Maths to teach mathematics to ensure progression and coverage for all year groups.

Science: we will be learning all about the weather; the importance of the sun, our seasons, shadows and the wind.

Design and Technology and Art: we will be learning about the work of seven abstract artists such as Paul Klee, Kandinsky and Mondrain as we mix colours, shades and tints and decide if colours are warm or cool. 

Geography and History: our topic this half term is toys therefore we will be learning all about the differences between todays and the past, materials and technology used to make them and compare how books and illustrations have changed over time.

PSHE: we will be learning how to be ‘HeartSmart' and 'Let love in' with Boris the robot and Mrs Bennett.

ICT: looking at multi-media using Purple Mash and word processing. We will also be accessing Time Table Rockstars and Numbots using the new Chromebooks.

Music: Sing Up with Mrs Battersby, we will be looking at 'carnival of the animals' and practising our christmas songs.

PE: we will be working with Mr Blair on a Wednesday afternoon and gymnastics with Jenny on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on these days.

RE: we will be learning all about Christmas and why it is such a special time.


Phonics and Spellings Children in Reception and Year 1 have a daily phonics session each morning. Year 2 children have a mixture of phonics or spelling support, depending on ability. They practise sounds already taught and learn new phonemes and graphemes through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds. Year 1 and 2 children have spellings that they practise each morning when entering school and Y2 are tested on a Friday.



Our reading books are organised to match the Little Wandle phonics scheme of learning. Children are also heard reading three times a week as part of a guided reading session in a small group. Each Busy Bee will have one phonetically matched reading book, a guided reading book and a book for pleasure (that they have chosen themselves), that goes home each week. They also share their books with a book buddy in class two and three. 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! 



As homework we would like your child to read daily and to practise their spellings (year two). We may set suggested activities intermittently throughout the school year and/or activities via SeeSaw if you wish to have a go at these. Children in class one will have no physical weekly homework to complete.


If you have any questions or queries please don't hesitate to contact us. You can do this via email on either or


The Busy Bee Team  (:

Miss Taylor-Crozier, Mrs Bowden and Mrs Flaherty


Files to Download

Class 1 - The Busy Bees: Blog items

Santa Dash, by Mrs Walker

Police visit the Busy Bees, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Cartmel Show, by Mrs Walker

Class 1 - The Busy Bees: Calendar items

Sports Club with Mr Blair, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Sports Club with Mr Blair, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Y1 Multi Skills, 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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