Welcome to Year 1

Meet the Team...

Mrs Lamb is a caring and friendly teacher who has lived in Totterdown for 20 years. She has been involved with Hillcrest as a parent and then as a teacher. She is very scared of fish, but loves to go to the coast and swim in the sea! She spends as much time as possible with her family and enjoys going to the theatre, drawing and being in her garden.

Mr McIntyre likes missing open goals on the Downs every Saturday, Aston Villa, Kildare Gaelic football team and listening to 60s music.

Mrs Pemberton is an extremely experienced, full time teaching partner in Yr 1. She's looking forward to having an amazing, exciting time with this year's lovely Yr 1 children!  Outside school, she enjoys seeing Ska bands and going out with her friends.

Mrs Grant is one of our teaching partners who works with us every morning. She loves chocolate and singing in the car on the way to work. She is delighted to be working with all the year 1 children and staff.

Important information

On Wednesdays, we will not be in class for half of the day while we work together to plan and assess the children's learning. During this time,the children will benefit from a bespoke art curriculum with Mrs Bonner and Ms Sharples and also receive high quality sports coaching from a member of the Professional Sports and Fitness Ltd team. It is important your child has full PE kit in school on this day. The children's other PE session will be on Mondays.

On Thursdays, they will have library sessions with our Reading Champion and Higher Level Teaching Partner, Mrs Price, to promote reading, literacy and use of the library. She will also be supporting selected groups of children to enhance their reading further.


In Year 1 there is no set homework but we expect children to read to an adult at least four times a week; and to read and spell their High Frequency Words.

If you have any questions at any point, please don't hesitate to speak to us at the start or end of day, pass us a note via your child or phone school and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We are looking forward to a very positive, exciting and productive year!

Mrs Lamb, Mr McIntyre, Mrs Pemberton, & Mrs Grant