Harworth Church of England Academy - Elf Owls (Y1)

Harworth Church of England Academy

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Welcome to Elf Owls

Educational visit consent form and payment is due by Tuesday 17th September

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Our Learning Journey so far...

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




Our author of the term is ...

Giles Andreae

Our artist of the term is ...

Jon Cornforth

Our composer of the term is ...

Camille Saint-Saens


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 

I am looking forward to working with your child and you over the academic year. I have lots of exciting learning planned which I hope the children will all enjoy.

If your child has anything that links to our topics please send it in to show us or for us to display in the class.


Here you will find all the information you need about what happens in Year 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.

Thank you for your continued support as always and if there is anything you need to talk about please do not hesitate to speak to make an appointment to see me.


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 Autumn Term 1

Literacy: Commotion in the Ocean, Giraffes Can't Dance - descriptive writing, postcards, lists and captions.

Numeracy: Addition and subtraction, money, shapes, sequences.

Science: All about Animals.

Computing: We are painters - using paint and basic computer skills. E-safety will be covered within each topic area focusing on a different topic each half term.

R.E: Myself - exploring caring for ourselves and other as well as stories about caring from different religions.

Art: Animal painting and sculpting.

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

History: Animal Explorers.

Music: Music Express.

French: Where in the World?

P.S.H.E: Healthy Lifestlyes.


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.