Busy Bees 2022 - 2023


Welcome to Busy Bees.

My name is Mrs. Cusick and I am the teacher of Year 1 and Year 2. Our class teaching assistants are Mrs. Taylor, Miss Jones, Mrs Walmsley, Mrs Parkinson and Mrs Prior.  In Busy Bees we make learning fun and exciting, always striving for excellence and ensuring every child reaches their full potential.  

We manage this through the following:

  •    Focused group teaching
  •    Valuing every child
  •    Small school setting 
  •    Learning outside the classroom
  •    A broad and balanced themed curriculum which is relevant to the lives of our children
  •    Assess to Continous Provision areas to consolidate learning

Class News

Each half term we choose a new theme that interests the children. This year we will be covering the following topics:

  • Autumn 1 – The Place Where I Live
  • Autumn 2 –Fighting Fit
  • Spring 1 – Explorers
  • Spring 2 – The Farm Shop
  • Summer 1 –Wind in the Willows
  • Summer 2 – Buckets and Spades


PE takes place on a Tuesday and Thursday. Pupils may come to school ready in their kits. A reminder that PE kit in warmer weather is red shorts and a white t-shirt and plain grey, black or red tracksuit with a white t shirt in colder weather. All children need trainers for PE lessons. Gymnastics lessons are taught in bare feet in the studio. 


In Year 1 and Year 2 we follow the Red Rose Phonics Scheme.

In Year 1 the age related phase is phase 4 and phase 5

In Year 2 the age related phase is phase 6.

Please follow this link for further information and useful activities.




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Windmill Animal Farm Trip, by Miss Clark

Snow much fun!, by Miss Clark

World Book Day 2023, by Miss Clark

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Westhead Lathom St James' CE Primary School

School Lane, Westhead, Ormskirk,
Lancashire, L40 6HL

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01695 574 078


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