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.  


Spring 2


The following curriculum areas will be covered;

English: our core text this half term is 'The Secret of Black Rock’ by Joe Todd-Stanton. A heart warming story about the ocean and the amazing creatures that live in it. Through this lovely book we will explore a range of writing and reading opportunities such as information writing, diary entries, instructions, book reviews and poetry.

Maths: in year one and two we will be developing key skills in number, length and height and weight and volume. In reception children will be looking at number, shape and more than or less than. 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 nature from flowers, common and wild plants, seed dispersal, growing fruit and vegetables and deciduous and evergreen trees.

Design and Technology and Art: we will tie in our science learning as we create nature art and sculptures, taking inspiration from significant artists such as Andy Goldsworthy. We will also be creating our own boats, using our previous science topic and knowledge of materials and their properties.

Geography and History: our topic this half term is boats and ships. We will create timelines of ships from the past to present day, compare ways of communication, different ways of travelling on water, how they can be powered, life at sea and hold a regatta with our own creations.

PSHE: we will be learning how to be ‘HeartSmart' and 'Don't hold on to whats wrong!' with Boris the robot and Mrs Bennett.

ICT: looking at programming on Purple Mash. 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 'Easter' and 'Trains'.

PE: we will be working with Miss Taylor-Crozier on a Tuesday afternoon to improve our kicking and dribbling skills and Mr Blair on a Wednesday afternoon. 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 Easter and new life.


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 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

Peer Tutoring, by Mrs Battersby

Science Teacher Training, by Mrs Walker

Class 1 - The Busy Bees: Calendar items

World Book Day!, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Tower Wood OAA Day, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Castle Head C1, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

Contact the School

Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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'Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow'