Harworth Church of England Academy

Harworth Church of England Academy

Welcome to Elf Owls

Our Learning Journey so far...

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




Our author of the half term is...

Julia Donaldson

Our Artist of the half term is...

Jasper Johns

"To be an artist you have to give up everything including the desire to be a good artist."

Our Scientist of the half term is...

Henry Thoreau

"All good things are wild and free."

Our Sports Person of the half term is...

Jesse Owens

"Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it."

Our Composer of the half term is...

Hans Zimmer

"You're going to fail a few times, because that is the only time you actually learn something.

What can you find out about these special people?

Welcome to Elf Owls 


Welcome to Elf Owls and the start of a new learning journey in year 1. 

This year we are learning through provision which is a fantastic opportunity to become more independent and try new activities with friends.

A welcome letter has been sent out with the information needed but here is a reminder:

Homework and Spellings will be set on a Monday to be returned the following week.

Spelling tests will be on a Tuesday morning.

P.E. day is Thursday - please come dressed in your kit.

A text will be sent if we are having P.E. indoors for the correct shoes to be in school.

Reading books should be in school everyday and will be changed once a week.

Please find below this term's reading challenge and you can email when your child has completed the challenges - please feel free to include a picture.

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

I am looking forward to a wonderful year with you and your child.

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

English - Wild by Emily Hughes

Leaf Man by Lois Elhert

Lists and labels, character and setting descriptions. Writing stories.

Maths - Shape, number, time, fractions and money.

Science - Plants

Computing - Algorithms

Music - All about me - Pulse and Rhythm

History - Changes in living memory - Transport

Design and Technology - Smoothies

R.E. -Caring for others

P.E. - REAL P.E. 

French - Basic greetings and family members

PSHE - My family


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.