Harworth Church of England Academy - Class 1

Harworth Church of England Academy

Welcome to our new website.

Welcome to Class 1

We are stars, watch us shine!


What a fantastic first term we had together. You are all working really hard to become more independent in your work so keep it up!

I hope you have had a fantastic Christmas break and are all feeling refreshed to continue our learning journey together.

I look forward to hearing all about your adventures from the holidays.

Please log on to Mathletics and Word Mania to play literacy and numeracy games to keep working on your skills. Remember the more you play the more house points you will earn!

Remember the weather is still a little chilly so you now need to be wrapping up warm!

Our Learning Journey so far...

Have a look at what Class 1 learnt last year. We will update these photos as soon as we have settled into our new class.

Below are some helpful websites to support your child's learning:




Our authors of the term is ...

Emily Gravett and Michael Rosen

Our artist of the term is ...

Jon Cornforth

Our composer of the term is ...

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns

Welcome to the Class 1 page.

Here you will find all the information you need about what happens in Class 1 over this academic year.

It is updated half termly and after anything exciting like educational visits or great learning in class - so keep your eyes peeled.


Important information below about phonics, spellings, homework and our topics.

Thanks for your continued support as always

Mrs Potton

Spellings and Homework

Homework will be set on Friday.

Spellings will be set on Friday.

Spelling tests will be on a Friday morning.


Both homework and spellings are due on Friday, however homework can be handed in as soon as it is completed.

On your child's spelling sheet we will give you their score and highlight the spellings they need to keep practicing at home.


Phonics is a key part of the year 1 timetable and is a daily session.

We will focus on phases 3 and 4 to begin with and move on to phase 5 during the Spring Term.

All children in Year 1 will take a phonics screening test in June. This is standard test which takes place one to one and is made up of 40 words. 20 real words and 20 nonsense (pseudo) words. It is looking at how the children are able to segment and blend confidently.

Over the year the children will work on their phonics in class, one to one or at home for homework.

This screening is nothing to be worried about and the children will be fully prepared as we are able to use our phonics sessions to practice the skills required for the screening.


So what can I do to help?

Listen to your child read as often as you can.

Use the websites to practice numbers and sounds.

Support your child with their homework and spellings.

Practice spellings everyday.


Remember in Class 1 

We are stars, watch us shine!

Our Topics for Spring Term

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2 in brackets


Numeracy: Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, fractions, shape, time, money and much more.

Science: Plants (Super senses)

Computing: We are treasure hunters (We are collectors)

R.E: Parables and Miracles of Jesus (Easter)

Art/D.T: D.T - Making sandwiches (Art: Myself and special people)

P.E: We follow the REAL P.E. scheme which covers the fundamental movement skills: agility, balance and co-ordination

History/Geography: Geography - Exploring UK cities and towns (History: The Local Area)

Music: Music Express

French: Colours and numbers (Who are you?)

P.S.H.E: Say no to Bullying (Good to be me)


You can find a full overview of the year under the curriculum tab.

The school follows the National Curriculum 2014.

Please ask your child's teacher if you require any information.