Welcome to Donaldson

Welcome to Donaldson Class. We are named after Julia Donaldson who has written many wonderful children's stories including The Gruffalo and Room on a Broom. 
 
This year there are 18 children in Year 1. Teachers are Miss Lightwood and Mrs Upton.
 
Year 1 is a busy year when children make significant steps on their learning journey developing particularly their reading, writing and maths skills but also having the opportunity to experience National Curriculum subjects. 
 
In Year One we aim for children to be happy to come to school and enthusiastic about their learning. The classroom is a busy place. Children quickly understand that they come to school to learn and that they will do best when they work hard and rise to the challenges they are presented with. They all know that it is good to make mistakes because that is when they learn best.  They also understand that this is a time when they learn how to get on with other children. This is easy for some and harder for others but if we are all positive and supportive all children will do well.
 
During the year pupils will visit local attractions such as Clive's Fruit Farm to help their learning as well as participating fully in school activities such as Forest school. 
 
We very much value the support of parents who are always welcome to visit the classroom.  Should parents have any concerns or questions we encourage them to contact one of us as soon as possible - after school is best but if you are not able to come at that time please contact the school for an appointment. 
  • Miss Gabrielle Lightwood

    Class Teacher

  • Mrs Upton

    Teaching Assistant/HLTA