Welcome to University of Leeds and York Class
Leeds Class: Mr Nickolds, Miss Jones and Mrs Smith
To contact Leeds team please email: RecLeeds@holwell.herts.sch.uk
York Class: Miss Pap, Miss Ryan and Mrs Smith
To contact York team please email: RecYork@holwell.herts.sch.uk
If you would like your child to have milk at school you will need to register with the provider.
'This term we have been focusing on Spring'.
Some activities you can do to support your child's mathematical skills
- Can you recognise these shapes?
- Can you go on a shape hunt around your home / in the garden / out on a walk and find any objects that are shaped like these? Watch the shape song below, it is very catchy!
- Can you recognise these numbers
- 10 8 5 3 2 6 9 4 1 7
- These are all mixed up, can you put them in order and make a number line?
- Support your child to count forwards, once they have learnt to count forwards practice counting backwards from 10.
- Can you build a big tower? How many blocks did you use?
Letters and Sounds
What is Letters and Sounds? Letters and sounds is the phonic scheme that we use at Holwell to support your child to learn to read. Your child may know the alphabet and recognise the letter names. To be able to support their reading progress we need to teach them the letter sounds, as the letter names do not always represent the pronunciation.
Below is a video that shows the Letter and Sounds scheme, and gives you an insight into what phonics is and how the sounds are pronounced.
Supporting your child's literacy skills
- Help them to recognise / write their name- make this fun for your child- you could do this by making it a game or by using different mark making tools such as water and paintbrushes, chalk or going on a scavenger hunt to find the sounds in their name and putting it in order.
This is another way in which you could support your child with recognising and writing their name.
- Fine motor skills - Developing hand strength, fine motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination are all skills that are needed to be built on before your child is able to write. Threading, for example making pasta or bead necklaces, building using Lego, manipulating playdough and using scissors all develop hand strength and hand- eye co-ordination.
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Practical things to remember about each school day
Please ensure all of your children's items are clearly labelled with their names on to ensure that they are easy to identify if they were to leave them somewhere in the building. This includes all P.E kits, uniforms, lunch boxes and water bottles.