Busy Bees 2019 - 2020

Mrs Cusick

Teacher in Busy Bees Class. This is a mixed age class containing year 1 and year 2 children.


Welcome to Busy Bees.

My name is Mrs. Cusick and I am the teacher of Year 1 and Year 2. Our class teaching assistant is Mrs. Taylor. 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 class setting - approximately 24 children
  •    Learning outside the classroom
  •    A broad and balanced themed curriculum which is relevant to the lives of our children.

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.
  • This half-term, the topic in Busy Bees is ‘The Place Where I Live.’ We will be looking at our local surroundings and finding facts about the local area. In Literacy, we will create an information booklet for others to use about the place where we live. In RE we will be looking at the local church and why the church is a special place for Christians. Our P.E. this half term is Invasion Games so please provide outdoor P.E. kits. 

    In Year 1 and Year 2 we follow the Letters and Sounds 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.


    Homework is given out and collected each Friday. This is one piece of English, one piece of Mathematics and a set of spellings. The children will also be set a piece of comprehension homework every 2 weeks. We recommend that reading is carried out at least 4 times per week for approximately 10 min per session.

Class Timetable

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Westhead Lathom St James

C of E Primary School

School Lane




L40 6HL

Phone: 01695 574 078