Harworth Church of England Academy - Elf Owls (Y1)

Harworth Church of England Academy

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Welcome to Elf Owls

Our Learning Journey so far...

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




Our book of the half term is

Lila and the Secret of Rain by David Conway and Jude Daly 

Our artist of the half term is ...

Georgia O'Keefe

Our composer of the half term is ...

Johannes Brahms 


What can you find out about these important people?

Can you listen to the music and tell me what you can hear or how it makes you feel?

Can you recreate a picture by our artist?

Welcome to Elf Owls 


It is time for a brand new year!

The start of the new year brings a new hope for us all in what we want to achieve. We are in a very different place to what we normally are with the World Wide Pandemic happening however we are going to have an amazing year and I am looking forward to welcoming all the children into Elf Owls Class.

There are lots of exciting new ideas for learning and new adventures to be had this year. To begin with we will be trying to get outside as much as we can. Our learning will be through smaller group sessions, independent tasks and some play activities to try and help all the children settle back into school life after such a long time away from school.

On this page you can see some of the things last year's group got up to and as soon as we can we will update them for you. You will find information about phonics and what you can do to help your child in their learning journey.

You will also find information about our topics and links to some very useful websites. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to get in touch with Mrs Heggie to speak to me. 

I look forward to working you and your child for the next academic year

Mrs Potton



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 by the end of the Autumn 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.


Autumn Term 1

Literacy - Lila and Secret of Rain tasks include writing lists, captions, descriptions and a diary

Numeracy - Number, addition and subtraction, shape,  multiplication, ordering.

Science - Animals  - we will be learning about animals and humans

Computing - Using paint - we will be using paint to create animal pictures.

Music - Music Express topic Animals

Geography - Comparing different places

Art - Photography and drawing

R.E. - Myself

P.E. - REAL P.E. Moving in different ways and balancing

French - Where in the world? Learning all about France

PSHE - Me and my relationships 


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.