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Reception New Parents Evening 2024

Here is the presentation from this evening’s meeting:

Rainbows new parents meeting 2024

Mad about Minibeasts – Summer 2024

Rainbows have started their new theme ‘Mad about Minibeasts’ with minibeast hunting in our school grounds.

We are looking forward to a term learning about lots of different bugs and beasties.

The Tiger who came to Tea with Rainbows at Boho Bakery!

Rainbows enjoyed a sunny walk to our local cafe, Boho Bakery. When we arrived we found a tiger had come to tea with us! The children were excited to share their cafe experience with the friendly tiger. They enjoyed choosing their own drinks from the menu, making tiger masks and listening to the story of ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr. By the time we left, Boho Bakery had had 20 tigers come to tea! 

Big thank you to our lovely PTA who funded our trip!

What’s Cooking? – January 2024

Our theme is ‘What’s cooking?’. We are going to be accessing our learning through stories about cooking and food. We will use the following stories to inspire our learning and adventures; ‘The Gingerbread Man’, ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’, ‘Supertato’ by Sue Hendra, ‘The Tiger who came to tea’ by Judith Kerr and ‘Don’t wake the Bear Hare’ by Steve Smallman.

Check back soon to find out what has been cooking!






This week we’ve been making Gingerbread Men!

Rainbows chopped carrots, potatoes, celery and tomatoes to make a delicious vegetable soup. Some said it was the best soup ever!!!

Rainbows enjoyed an autumnal walk to the woods

How we teach phonics and how you can help too.

phonics_powerpoint_for-parents-mtg 2023

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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