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Rainbows enjoyed an autumnal walk to the woods

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Autumn 2023 – Into the woods

Rainbows are beginning the year with a theme about the woods. We will be watching the seasonal changes, reading woodland based stories and finding out about what lives in our woods.

We started our learning by reading Tap the Magic Tree and enjoyed making our own colourful magic trees for our classroom.

Ahoy there! Summer 2023


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Rainbows began their theme ‘Ahoy there!’ with a trip on The Matthew around Bristol Harbour. The children dressed as pirates and enjoyed exploring the ship while we sailed around the harbour waving to the onlookers with big smiles on our faces.



Bear Necessities – Spring 2023

This term Rainbows are exploring the theme ‘Bear Necessities’. We will be using lots of stories about bears to find out all about bears. 

 The Rainbows are investigating their own questions about bears:

Where do they live? What do they eat? Why do they sleep in the winter? Which is the biggest bear?

The stories we will be reading include ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen’, ‘Big Bear, Little Brother by Carl Norac’, ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’ and ‘Whatever Next’. We will also use information books from the library.

We began the term with some bear art work and a ‘Bear Hunt’ to our local woods.

We’ve learnt lots about bears this term and ended our theme by planning and preparing a teddy bears picnic for our bears. 

Bear faces

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Farmyard Hullabaloo! September 2022

Welcome to Rainbows. This term we are starting the year with a farmyard theme – Farmyard Hullabaloo. We will be finding out who lives on a farm, how the farmer looks after the animals, what grows on a farm and what the farm machines do. We will use story books and the children’s interests to steer our learning. Watch this space for updates on our farmyard adventure.

Rainbows have been learning about the harvest, they have harvested the apples from our trees and learnt to chop them and make crumble.


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Rainbows trip to Copsegrove Farm


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A wonderful way to finish our term of learning about minibeasts.


Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

What an exciting week! We’ve  learnt all about Queen Elizabeth II, created portraits and crowns, sung the national anthem, been on a Queen’s Hat scavenger hunt and joined in with a draw along with the author of The Queen’s Hat. The week was finished with a Jubilee Picnic!


Mad about Minibeasts – Summer 2022

We are beginning our new theme – “Mad about Minibeasts’.

It started with Carlos Cat asking us to find out where is the best place to find minibeasts in our school?

So, Rainbows set out on a minibeast hunt! We’ve learnt to identify the minibeasts we’ve found and found out that under logs is a very good place to find lots of different minibeasts.

Rainbows then designed minibeast houses, making choices about which materials they’d need to attract the different minibeasts. We then spent our Forest School session this week building the houses. Here are some pictures to show you the fun we’ve had…

Looking under logs

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A busy term in Rainbows – Spring 2022

Please scroll through the photos to see what we’ve been up to in Rainbows this term.


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We’ve enjoyed these stories related to the weather:

Someone Bigger by Jonathan Emmett

All Afloat on Noah’s Boat by Tony Mitton

Foggy Foggy Forest by Nick Sharratt

As well as learning all about the weather from lots of information books.