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. Our 'play to learn' time allows children to explore and interact as they desire. 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.  


Summer 2


The following curriculum areas will be covered;

English: our core text this half term is 'Look Up' by Nathan Bryon. This fantastic cross curricular story is an engaging stimulus for creative response to text, a great model for their own writing and stimulus for both fiction and non-fiction writing. Through this book we will write poetry, biographies, persuasive flyers, lists, simple scripts and be writing in role.

Maths: in year one children will be looking at place value to 100 and the tricky concepts of money and time. In year two we will be learning about statistics and position and direction. In reception children will be looking at number, sharing and grouping and positional language. 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 habitats and homes. We will focus upon farming and learn all about micro habitats, if things are dead, alive or have never lived and look at food chains.

Design and Technology and Art: we will become immersed in all things Joan Miro.

Geography and History: our topic this half term is 'Activists'. We will explore the lives of Rosa Parks and Malala Yousafzai, discovering their courageous acts against unfairness.

PSHE: we will be learning how to be ‘HeartSmart' and that 'No way through isn't true!' with Boris the robot and Mrs Bennett.

ICT: looking at using computing as a way of communication and a tool to collaborate. We will also be accessing Time Table Rockstars and Numbots using the Chromebooks and new iPads.

Music: Sing Up with Mrs Battersby, we will be looking at 'Charlie Chaplain and swing-a-long'.

PE: we will be working with Mr Blair on a Wednesday afternoon and Miss Taylor-Crozier on a Friday afternoon focusing on the fundamental movement skills of running, jumping and throwing. Please ensure your child comes to school in their plain smart navy/black/white PE kit on these days.

RE: we will be learning all about special places. This will include a trip to the beautiful Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre and Buddhist temple in Ulverston.


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. 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 from the library 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, 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 one and 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

C1 Trip to Holker Hall and Gardens, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Peer Tutoring, by Mrs Battersby

Class 1 - The Busy Bees: Calendar items

Whole school move up day, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Reception children sight tests, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Class 1 - Temple Visit, by Mrs Haynes

Contact the School

Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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