Its the summer term! Our final together in Rainbow.

Rainbow Class

 Rainbow is a mixed Reception (Foundation Stage 2) and Year 1 class.  The class is taught on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings by Miss Cooper. On Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays Mrs Higgins teaches us.  Mrs Adler, Mrs Benson, Miss Willis and Mrs Hibbard help us.

Phonic Screening 

Please click on the link below for some advice and guidance on the phonics screening. This will be happening this week (w.c. 11.06.18). 

Home Learning Challenges 

Please click on the links below to download a copy of our home learning challenges for this half term.

 Reception Summer 1 Home Learning Challenges.pdfDownload
 Year One Summer 1 Home Learning Challenges.pdfDownload
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Spring Walk

Last week Rainbow class had lots of fun on our Spring walk. The weather was lovely and we all got a chance to find signs of Spring. We saw lots of flowers and leaves beginning to grow on trees. 



We were invited to look at the new born lambs belonging to Mrs Hague.  We set off on a long walk down the valley and up the other side.  It was very steep and muddy!  When we got there we saw new  lambs and their mothers.  We were lucky enough to see one being born! We fed the new lambs milk and quietly looked at them as they slept and played.  Finally it was time for us to walk back.  It was a hard walk up the hill when the mud was so slippery but we washed our boots in the snow at the top.  We were ready for our lunch when we got back!

Thank you for having us, Mrs Hague, we had a brilliant time!

Egg rolling

Rainbow class really enjoyed the egg rolling.  Everyone had a go at getting their egg through Humpty Dumpty's wall. 


Space Topic 

This half term we will be learning all about Astronauts such as Neil Armstrong, Tim Peak and Helen Sharman.  Please click on the link below to see our topic overview. 


 Spring 2 Topic Overview.docxDownload
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Home learning Challenges

Please click on the links below to download a copy of our home learning challenges for this term. 


 Spring 2 Reception home learning.docxDownload
 Spring 2 Year 1 Home Learning.docxDownload
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Chinese stir fry

Today we had lots of fun making a vegetable stir fry. First we cut up the vegetables, then we cooked them with the noodles and the sauce. We also tried prawn crackers! They were delicious!



Over the next 5 weeks in P.E we will be learning all about gymnastics. Today we had fun learning how to balance in different ways. 


Tai Chi

As part of our work on Chinese New Year, Miss O'melia came into school to teach us some different Tai Chi stances. We combined deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. It was originally developed as a martial art in 13th- century China.  Tai Chi is today practised around the world as a health promoting excercise.

We learnt: 

  • Riding horse stance
  • Snake stance
  • Tiger stance
  • Dragon stance and many, many more... 



Xin nian hao! (shin nee-an how)

This week is theme week! We are going to be learning all about Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the dog. Can you use the Chinese zodiac below to figure out the year that you were born in? Look out for our new corridor display -coming soon!


Year One Mini Olympics at the EIS

On Monday the Year Ones went to the English Institute of Sport. We took part in lots of different sporting activities and had lots of fun!



Pancake Day!

Today we had lots of fun making pancakes. We had to mix flour, eggs and milk to make the batter, before frying it in a pan. We all got a chance to try a pancake with a topping of our choice. 



This week the year ones have been learning how to partition number into tens  and ones.  The year ones have really enjoyed learning how to partition numbers using different mathematical equipment.


Reception sports at Bradfield school

On Monday the reception students had lots of fun taking part in different sports events at Bradfield school. 


A Wintery Walk by Rainbow Class

Yesterday afternoon we went on a winter walk in the countryside around our school. It was a cold, bright but cloudy day so we wrapped up warm with coats, hats and scarves. Because it had been raining so much we had to wear our wellies so that we didn't get too muddy. We saw berries that the birds and other animals hadn't eaten. We saw plants and trees and bushes like the holly bush, the evergreen trees like conifers, moss growing on trees, ivy and silver birch trees. Many of the trees we saw had no leaves as they had all fallen off in the Autumn. It was too cold for many animals and birds to be seen. Some will have migrated to a warmer country, others might have been hibernating.


The Nativity

The children worked really hard to learn the songs and lines to our Christmas Nativity play this year.  What super acting, Rainbows! Well done!

Year One Tennis

Year 1 have been having lots of fun in P.E on Fridays - a specialist coach, Ryan, has been teaching us to play tennis.  The skills progression has been fantastic! Ryan also runs tennis clubs - let us know if you'd like more details.

Number problems

Reception have had lots of fun this week learning that a large number is made up of two smaller numbers.  We realised that the large number was the 'whole' number and that it could be split into two 'parts'; we might call this 'part, part, whole'. We worked together outside to create our own number sentences using the large Numicon pieces. 

Sports at Bradfield School

On Monday the 27th November the Y1's had lots of fun participating in sports activities at Bradfield School.  

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Rainbow class jumped on the coach to visit Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre on Friday.  What a wonderful time we had! The play was funny and held our attention throughout - no mean feat!  Below are some of the official photographs from the production gallery on the official website:

Our Home Learning Challenges this Term!

Please click on the links below to download our Home Learning for this term.  Our homework celebration day will be held on Thursday 21st December. Please could you ensure that all homework is handed in by this date. 



 Diwali and the story of Rama and Sita

We have been learning about the festival of Diwali - the Hindu festival of Light.  We enjoyed leaning about the traditions relating to the festival, and performed the story of Rama and Sita in groups.  Want to know more? Take a look at this website: cbeebies diwali celebrations



The Little Red Hen

This week we have enjoyed reading and listening to the story of 'The Little Red Hen'. We used Pie Corbett's 'Talk 4 Writing' actions to retell the story using the Story maps we created . You can watch Pie retelling the story of 'The Little Red Hen' here: Pie Corbett 'Little Red Hen' on youtube

Just like the Little Red Hen, we had lots of fun making and tasting our own bread. Luckily, we didn't have to plant the wheat and wait for it to grow before we could make the flour!  We're fantastic at sequencing instructions and using 'bossy', imperative verbs to make our own.

Making Structures! 

After learning about 'The Three Little Pigs' we had lots of fun creating our own structures. We used different materials to join the art straws together. 

Outdoor Learning and Play

We have been enjoying using our outdoor area, investigating the different zones.  Please make sure your child has suitable clothing for working and playing outdoors in all weathers.

Which materials should the Three Little Pigs have used to build their house?

This is our topic overview:

2017/18 Topics Overview


Have a go at these games. Click on the title or picture to take you to a different website...

Starfall Learn to Read Books starfall learn to read

Click on the book and read the stories.

Hanging Monkeyshanging monkeys

Reception: see if you can read the word then listen to it. Can you match it to a picture?

Teddy Numbers teddy nubers

Reception: can you count to 5? What about 10? Now try 15?

Year 1: Can you read the words to work out how many cakes the teddy needs?

The Chute Shuffle chute shuffle

Y1: pick a phoneme. Read the sentence 3 times then hide it. Put the clouds in the right order so the sentence makes sense!