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Holy Family

Catholic Primary School

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Year 1

Year 1 Trip to Danbury Forest 

We had a lovely day in Danbury Forest with Ranger Louise. The theme for the day was Fairy Tales. We threaded rope with things we found in the forest to make hair extensions for Rapunzel. We did some Squirrel Gymnastics, we rode the Giant Witch's broom, we made portraits of the Ogre and his family using stones, twigs, leaves, etc, we went on a scavenger hunt and we made 'dragon skin'. We ended the day with a relay race of the life cycle of a butterfly! 


Danbury Forest Trip

A few reminders:

wb 24th June: Sports/ Games Week -  please remember to join us at 8.15 each morning to walk the Golden Mile and earn points for your team. 

Friday 28th June: Sports Day - please join us to cheer your child on. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit and trainers at school. 

Tuesday, 9th July: class trip to Danbury (please pay via ParentPay - you should have received a letter with the details).

Tuesday, 16th July: Exhibition Evening - 6pm-8pm 

Class picnic and visit to the Witham Library

Insect (&Bug) Detectives

Healthy Living Week

Important Dates this term:


Friday 10th May: visit to Maltings Academy (letter sent home).

Monday 10th June - Friday 14th June: Phonics Screening Week 

Friday 21st June: visit to Witham Library (letter to follow)

Tuesday 9th July: class trip to Danbury Forest (Fairy Tales)  (letter sent home)



Year 1 Assembly - Poem

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Year 1 delivered a wonderful poem about, ‘Eggs’. Here is the video if you missed it!

Curriculum Overview Summer Term

Come and See: Parent's information letter for the Summer Term

Important information: Homework

Spring Term: Curriculum Map

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back to the Spring term. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Thank you very much for your very kind and generous gifts.

Just a reminder that PE will take place on Mondays so please make sure your children have their PE kits in with the correct clothing. For outdoor PE, children need to have a green sweatshirt, white t-shirt, plain black jogging bottoms, trainers and socks. For indoor PE, children will need a white t-shirt, plain black shorts and plimsolls. Just to remind you that earrings are not to be worn on PE days.

We are looking forward to the learning adventures that this term will bring!


Miss Kirsopp, Mrs Eardley, Mrs Kemp and Mrs O'Shea.😊



'A Christmas Recipe' - Please check your child's book bag for a note about the costume they will need for our Nativity play: 'A Christmas Recipe'. Please make every effort to have the costume at school by Friday, 30th November 2018. Please ensure that it is clearly labelled with your child's name. 
Big Sing/ Little Sing Concert Wednesday 12th December - just a reminder to send the reply slip back into school asap. The children have loved learning all of the songs for the concert and they sound so good! They have learnt all of the actions and we are looking forward to seeing them and hearing them on stage joining in with children from other schools in Witham. Please could you make every effort to bring your child to the concert to sing. This will be an amazing experience! All of the details are in the letter we sent home last week. 

Church Visit - Friday 9th November

Parent Teacher Consultations - Tuesday, 30th October. Your child should have brought home a confirmation slip with their appointment time. If the reply slip was not returned to us, an appointment has been allocated to you. Please check the attached 'timetable' to check your time if you are unsure or if your child was away from school on Thursday.

PE kits - PE kits were sent home on Thursday. Please use the half term break to check your child's PE bag and ensure that they have everything that they need. Please return PE kits to school on Monday, 29th October (first day back at school after half term). 

PE kit:

  • black shorts
  • white t-shirt
  • plimsoles
  • trainers
  • a pair of socks
  • black tracksuit bottoms
  • green or school issue sweatshirt/ tracksuit top
  • a plastic carrier bag for muddy trainers after PE 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Our topic in RE  is Belonging and we have been looking at Baptism.  If your child has been baptised and they have one of the following; a candle, a blanket, an item of clothing or photo of their baptism, could they please bring them in to show the class on Tuesday, 30th October.

Curriculum Overview Autumn Term 2nd half

Around the World Day - South America

A huge thank you for the gifts of stationery we have received so far! There was great excitement from me and the children as we unpacked the carrier bags and displayed the gifts. We really appreciate your generosity!

Please have a look in your child's book bag tonight (Friday) for a letter regarding flu vaccinations as well as a page to insert into the Homework Helper. My sincere apologies for the mistake that crept in. Please replace the page with the mistake with the page sent home tonight. 

Diary Dates (subject to change)

25/9 - Meet the Teacher - Year 1 classroom - 9 - 9.30am

3/10 - Year 1 Class Mass - 10am

21/11 - The Class Mass on the diary dates is subject to change ... more soon!

27/11 - Year 1 Class Assembly - 9am


Meet the Teacher - It was so lovely to see some of you at the meeting. Below is the powerpoint (as promised) for those who could not attend.


Dear Parents

A very warm welcome back to school and to Year 1. We hope that you have had a super summer holiday and are ready for an exciting and busy Autumn Term.

PE Kits – If you have not done so already, please ensure that your child’s PE Kit is sent back into school. PE Kit is as follows:

  • Black plimsoles (please do check that these are the correct size for you child),
  • Trainers
  • A pair of socks
  • Black PE shorts
  • A white T-shirt
  • Black tracksuit bottoms and a green tracksuit top. (These can be sent in to school once the weather begins to turn colder).

Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday, but your child’s PE kit should be at school every day.