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Year 1


 Spring term

This term we will be responding to our Power of Reading book 'The Lonely Beast' by Chris Judge.



 Medium term plans & parent leaflets 

 Phonics information


Year 1 common exception words



Mrs Carly Ardern
Seaturtles class teacher

Hello! My name is Mrs Ardern and I am class teacher for Seaturtles. I have worked at Dale Hall for 10 years as a TA and an HLTA and last academic year I completed my training to be a primary school teacher. I feel very lucky to be Seaturtles class teacher and to have the opportunity to teach your children. My aim is to support the children to be confident and independent learners in an environment that is safe and happy while promoting a love of learning. Outside of school, I love baking, walking and spending time with my family.


Mrs Sarah-Jane Hines
Penguins Class Teacher

Hello, I'm Mrs. Hines and I am going to be teaching in Penguins on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's. I really love teaching at Dale Hall and have taught right across the school from EYFS to Yr6. I'm very excited to be in Year 1 this year and can't wait to see what exciting things are going to happen.

I have three wonderful sons who keep me very busy out of school. You will usually find me at one or more of their football matches at the weekend cheering them on.


Mrs Frith Allum
Penguins class teacher

Hello, my name is Mrs Allum and I teach in Penguins on a Thursday and Friday. Last year I was teaching in Years 3 and 6 but before that I had been in Key Stage One for around 18 years!

I have 3 children, my eldest daughter is a trainee Police Dectective, my son is at 6th form and my youngest daughter is in Year 8. I also have a very excitable Golden Retriever puppy, 2 rabbits and a hamster!

I love enabling children to learn and reach their full potentials and encouraging them to have exciting aspirations. Seeing children have those lightbulb moments is such a priviledge and I am really looking forward to supporting the children's journey through Dale Hall.



 Miss. Griggs
Penguins Teaching Assistant
Miss. Barker
Seaturtles Teaching Assistant 




What learning looks like in Year 1


Year One - our learning environment