Class 1 - The Busy Bees 2022 - 2023

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, Computing and I am a Deputy Safeguarding Lead.

Welcome to our class page! 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, but 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 'The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems' by June Crebbin. We will explore the difference of poems, key elements such as rhyme, syllabes, exciting langauge and words and become poets ourelves. We will also be doing lots of performing, practising our ability to address a audience and use our voices to engage the listener or reader.

Maths: in year one we will be developing key skills in number, multiplication (10’s, 5’s, 2’s) and division and geometry. In reception children will be looking at number, capacity and mass, 3D shapes and patterns. The whole school uses White Rose Maths to teach mathematics to ensure progression and coverage for all year groups.  

Science: our topic is wonderful and wild creatures. We will be identifying, comparing and classifying different animals, discussing the importance of survival for animals and humans, looking at different habitats, learn how animals including humans have off spring that grow into adults. 

Design and Technology and Art: we will be creating our own mini habitats for an animal of our choice using different materials and ways to combine and fix. We will also be designing and creating our own Trig point like we have here in the lakes. 

Geography: we will be continuing looking at beautiful Britain. We will continue on from the 4 nations and maps as we learn about rivers and mountains and compare human and physical features of environments.

History: As part of beautiful Britain we will look at the coming of the railway and seaside holidays; rockpools, arcades, promenades and learn about some near us. 

PSHE: Boris the robot with Mrs Battersby. We will be learning how to be ‘HeartSmart' as we learn through this half terms topic of ‘No way through isn't True!’ 

ICT: looking at programming and data using Purple Mash. We will also be accessing Time Table Rockstars and Numbots and complete our ‘to do’s’ using the new chromebooks.  

Music: Sing Up with Mrs Battersby, composing our own music and increasing our confidence to perform. 

PE: we will be working with Mr Blair on a Wednesday afternoon practiing our throwing, catching and striking and Miss Taylor-Crozier on Friday afternoon doing multi-skills. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on these days.  

RE: wewill be learning about special people.


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



Our reading books are organised to match the 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 one). We may set suggested activities alongside school learning via SeeSaw if you wish to have a go at these. Children in class one will have no physical weekly homework to complete. 


Miss Taylor-Crozier and Mrs Bowden 


Files to Download

Class 1 - The Busy Bees: Blog items

Gardening Club, by Mrs Bowden

Gardening Club, by Mrs Bowden

Class 1 - The Busy Bees: Calendar items

PE - Gymnastics with Jenny, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

PE - Gymnastics with Jenny, by Miss Taylor-Crozier

PE - Gymnastics with Jenny, 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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