Parents’ Voice:

Year 1


Badgers class is taught by Mrs Thomas and job shares with Mrs Ellis, the class is supported by Ms Pople this year.

Mrs Thomas works in Year 1 and can often be heard in the corridors singing or laughing as she works! She has two children of her own who used to go to Pashley a long time ago! She also has Luna – one of our Pashley Distancing Dogs – to keep her busy. Luna is a Sprocker with a very special nose. She can hunt for truffles and knows how to find all the treats at home! Mrs Thomas also loves to snuggle up every night with a good book. She loves Harry Potter and will often be found using her magic wand in handwriting lessons.

Class fact:

My class love reading and their favourite time of day is story time.


Mr MacInnes teaches the Foxes class this year, he is supported by Mrs Favell.

Mr MacInnes works in Year 1 and is a wonderful and caring teacher who loves all animals, especially birds. He really enjoys taking the children up into the woods or out on the allotment to explore the nature around us at Pashley. His excellent knowledge and passion shines through and inspires the children. He really enjoys football (watching Brighton – my playing days are long behind me!), and he also loves travelling to find exciting and unusual corners of the world. He once went out to teach in Bhutan and even took his friend ‘Joe Crow!’

Class Fact:

“My Foxes class are super-duper mathematicians and love a challenge. We also have a pet crow in our class called Joe who needs a lot of teaching. Fortunately, the Foxes are pretty good at doing that!”


Moles class is taught by Mrs Martin and supported by Miss Bright. The class overlooks the woodlands and the back entrance opens to our amazing Pashley Farm.
Mrs Martin teaches in Year 1 and loves hearing the Pashley ducks quacking away in the mornings!  She has two sons aged 14 and 11 and her family loves reading which is helped by Mr Martin being a librarian! Mrs Martin really likes singing and playing the piano and can often be heard singing along with her class at various points of the day. She also enjoys spending time in her garden and trying to fill it with lovely plants and beautiful flowers. She’s seen frogs, a toad, lots of slugs and even a snake in her garden along with a range of amazing birds like starlings and a green woodpecker!
Class fact:
The Magnificent Moles love to work together and help everyone to do their best. Their monster friend Monty is always on the look out for who to give dojos to.