Year 1 / Year 2 – Donaldson Class

Class Information

Year 1 / 2 Class Teacher: Miss E Pearce and Mr M Dockrell

Year 1 / 2 Class Teaching Assistants: Miss A Horrobin and Miss C Wood

Hello, my name is Miss Pearce and I am Donaldson class teacher on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. When I am not teaching, I enjoy taking my dog for long walks in the countryside. I am really looking forward to teaching your children this year.

Hello, my name is Mr Dockrell and as well as being the Deputy Head Teacher, I am privileged to have the opportunity to teach Donaldson class which is very fortunate as I LOVE reading Julia Donaldson stories – my son particularly likes The Gruffalo! I’m looking forward to spending time with you at the end of the week sharing lots of great learning with you.

Welcome to Donaldson Class (Year 1/2)

Please note our parent consultation evenings are the 8th and 9th of November, more information will follow.

Please can you ensure that your child’s uniform is named and that your child brings their school reading book and a named water bottle to school with them everyday.


An example of our class timetable can be found below. Please note that our PE days are Monday and Friday, children should come into school in their correct PE kit (no jewellery please).

Donaldson Class Timetable

Curriculum Information

Donaldson Class Curriculum Overview

Terms/Topic Information

Our learning this year will be based on the topics below and will change accordingly each term. The table below contains the knowledge organisers for Geography and Science.

Additional useful information (such as Recommended Reads and Phonics information) can be found at the bottom of this page and will be updated regularly.

At Rosherville, we have introduced ‘50 Things Before I Leave Rosherville’, this helps to give children the opportunity to tick off big items throughout their primary years. The experiences and activities Year One and Two get to complete include:

#6 Make a Mud Creation
#23 Learn to Skip
#35 Fly a Kite
#41 Have a Picnic


TermScience Knowledge OrganiserGeography/History Knowledge Organiser
1Living Things and Their HabitatsWhat A Wonderful World
2The Great Fire of London

Useful Parent Resources at Year 1

For further useful resources, please visit each curriculum page.