Holy Family Catholic Primary and Nursery School

Bush Babies Nursery

Welcome to the year 1 and 2 page for 2021-2022.



Welcome to Year 1 and Year 2. There are 3 classes in our phase. Zebra class are all eager Year 1s, Panther are enthusiastic Year 1 and 2s and Leopard class are full of hard-working year 2s. 



During these times we ask that you communicate with us via Email.

Please contact keystage1@holyfamily.swindon.sch.uk if you have any queries regarding your child in Year 1/2 and Mrs Thoburn will get back to you.

Nativity is LIVE


The children have worked incredibly hard this year on their Nativity, learning their lines and songs. All of us in Key Stage One are incredibly proud of each and every one of them. 

To watch the amazing performance of 'Little Angel Gets Her Wings' click this link:

Little Angel Gets Her Wings 



It is very important to read as often as possible with your children at home; every day is best, even if it is just 5 minutes sharing a book at bedtime. Talk about the text as you go and ask questions - this will help the children develop their comprehension skills. More information on reading with your child will follow. Each time you read with your child please make a note in their reading record recording the date, alongside a comment if you wish. Please ensure to read each text a number of times with your child, as the re-reading of these texts will allow the children to develop their fluency skills.

Oxford Owls By the end of the week, your child will have their own Oxford Owls log in. Please use this alongside your school reading books to enhance your child's reading at home. 



Dates-Term 2

 1st November- Teacher Training Day

2nd November- All children back into school.

11th November- Remembrance Day

11th November- Individual Photos

15th November- Anti-Bullying Week.

22nd November- Road Safety Day.

23rd November- Christmas Disco- 4pm-5:15pm

2nd December- Christmas Fayre- more details to follow

8th-9th December- Nativity performances- more details to follow.

10th December- Christmas Jumper Day

10th December- Pantomime in School- more details to follow.

14th December- KS1 Christmas Dinner and Party

16th December- Whole School Mass in church

Term ends: 17th December 1:30pm


Learning at Home


Each week we will update the spellings for both Year 1 and Year 2. Please ensure you practice these spellings frequently with your child. 

Year 1  

Year 2 

Key Instant Recall Facts

To help develop children's fluency in Mathematics, we ask that you support your child in learning Key Instant Recall Facts each term.

We expect children to practise their KIRFs regularly at home.

KS1 Kirfs 


Each week, choose one homework to complete (alongside reading and spellings.) Homework books are due in on a Tuesday and will be returned to the children on a Friday. 


Handwriting script 


Trip to the church

 Last week, KS1 took a trip down to Holy Family Church where we met Sister Ann. Sister Ann taught the children lots about the different features of the church and let the children have a look around parts of the church.