Harworth Church of England Academy - Elf Owls (Y1)

Harworth Church of England Academy

Welcome to our website.

Welcome to Elf Owls

We are stars, watch us shine!

We will be having a walk around the local area this term - a letter will be handed out the first week when we return in January. 


Our Learning Journey so far...

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




Our author of the term is ...

Eric Carle - focus on The Tiny Seed

Our artist of the term is ...


Our composer of the term is ...


What can you find out about these important people?

Below are some images to look at about our Author, Composer and Artist of the term. 

More images to follow...

Welcome to Elf Owls 


Well, what a fantastic start we have had to our year. Your children have been fantastic and are beginning to work more independently in all areas of learning.

Your children have enjoyed many different topics over the last term and have enjoyed lots of exploration of capacity, the world, money, pop up cards and much more.

Your child has common exception words to practice over the holidays but these can be used throughout the rest of this year.


Just a little reminder that when you are picking up your child from school please make yourself visible to the member of staff dismissing to allow this to happen safely and quickly.

If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to get in touch.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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 Thursday, 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 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.


Our Topics for Spring Term 

Literacy: The Tiny Seed - diary, instructions, lists.

Numeracy: Addition and subtraction, money, shape and measure.

Science: How does your garden grow? All about plants

Computing: Treasure Hunters. E-safety: Keeping safe online - what should I do if...?

R.E: Parables and Miracles 

D.T: What's for lunch? Making sandwiches

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

Geography: UK Cities and towns

Music: Music Express.

French: Colours and numbers

P.S.H.ELiving in the Wider World – Rules, Rights and Responsibilities

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.