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, but we are flexible in our approach and shape our planning to match the evolving interests of the children within our class.  


Autumn 1

The following curriculum areas will be covered;

English:?our core text this half term is 'No Dinner!' by Jessica Souhami. We will explore this Indian tale through its repetitive nature that relates to familiar traditional tales. We will then be creating our own. 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 and two we will be developing key skills in number, place value and addition and subtraction. In reception children will be looking at matching, comparing, measure 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 people and pets. We will be hunting for animals and exploring their behaviours and habitats, sorting animals into groups, conducting investigations and discussing what makes a good pet and how we need to look after different types.

Design and Technology and Art:?we will be designing, making and evaluating our dream pet to coincide with our science learning.

Geography:?we will be learning about some real-life superheroes from around the world and finding and plotting these on a world map.

History: As part of our topic 'Real Superheroes' we will be looking at what the emergency services were like in the past and making comparisons to today.

PSHE:?We will be learning how to be ‘HeartSmart' 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, increasing our confidence to perform to music with Tony Chesnut.

PE:?we will be working with Mr Blair on a Wednesday afternoon and Miss Taylor-Crozier on Friday afternoon practising our fundamental movement skills and throwing and catching.?Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on these days.

RE:?we?will be learning all about Harvest and why we say thanks.


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 are tested on a Friday morning. 



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 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. 


Miss Taylor-Crozier, Mrs Bowden and Mrs Flaherty


Files to Download

Class 1 - The Busy Bees: Blog items

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

Y2 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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