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

Thank you to all of our wonderful parents/carers for your continued support throughout this time while school is closed. 

Week beginning 6th July 

Week beginning 29th June

Week beginning 22nd June

Week beginning 15th June

Week beginning 8th June

Week beginning 18th May.

Week beginning 11th May

Please see below for the work beginning 4th May.

 Costume template.docxDownload
 VE Day reading comprehension.pdfDownload
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Please find below the activities for the week beginning the 27th April.

 Subtraction 2.docxDownload
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 Book Review.docDownload
 Music Project KS1.docxDownload
 Senses scavenger hunt.pdfDownload
 Symbols of Judaism.docxDownload
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We will be having a Library visit soon. If you are not a member forms will be sent shortly. 


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. 

Welcome to Elf Owls 

Spring term already...

Where is the year going?

We are enjoying learning about Beebot and getting out in the school grounds for our Geography topic. The children are all working very hard on their phonics and it was great to see so many parents attend the meeting. If you need the information from the meeting please find a copy below.

We have lots more exciting things planned for this term including sandwich making, seed planting and Beebot just to name a few.  


Please keep working hard on your phonics as you are all superstars!


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.

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: Five for a Little One - lists and sentence work. Performance poetry.

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

Science: Our super senses.

Computing: Finding images.

R.E: The story of Easter

Art: Self Portraits

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

History: Our local area

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.