From everyone in Rainbow we wish you a very Merry Christmas!!

Rainbow Class

 Rainbow is a mixed Reception (Foundation Stage 2) and Year 1 class with 29 pupils.  The class is taught by Miss Cooper. Mrs Adler, Mrs Hibbard, Mrs Benson and Miss Willis help us across the week too.

Golden Assembly

Well done to these children who received certificates at "Golden Assembly" on Friday!

13/12/19

Christmas Jumper Day!

 On Friday we all wore our Christmas jumpers to school to raise money for Save the Children. Have a look at some of our festive jumpers in the slide show below. 

13/12/19

Our Cow Molly Trip

 Today Year 1's and 2's were lucky enough to be invited to Our Cow Molly to learn all about dairy farming. We had a tour around the farm and got to see the process that milk goes through before it gets to our shelves. We even got a chance to make and taste our own butter. We then finished our trip with a yummy ice cream. Thank you to both Our Cow Molly and the Sheffield and  Rotherham Wildlife Trust. 

11/12/19

Golden Assembly

Well done to these children who received certificates at "Golden Assembly" on Friday!

6/12/19

 The Elves and the shoe maker

On Friday we went to the Crucible theatre to see 'The Elves and the shoe maker'. We got the chance to meet some very cheeky little elves. It was lots of fun! 

6/12/19

Reception Maths

This week in Maths reception have been learning all about number 5. We have looked at simple addition and subtraction within 5.  We have also looked at where number 5 is on a number line.

4/12/19

Visiting Artist

Today we had an artist called Peter Sidrak come visit us at school.  He talked to the children about different artists and pieces of work including some of his own.  Then we got a chance to create some of our own artwork.   We had lots of fun!

 

Rainbow would like to say a big thank you to the PFA for funding this event.

3/12/19

Year One Maths

 

 In Maths this week we are learning all about 3D and 2D shapes.  See what 3D shapes you can find at home. Can you name them? 

Why not challenge yourself and have a go at playing the 3D shape game by clicking the link below.

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/sorting_3d_shapes/eng/Introduction/SortShapesPop.htm

2/12/19

Golden Assembly

Well done to these children who received certificates at "Golden Assembly" on Friday!

29/11/19

Reception Maths

This week in Maths reception have been learning all about number 4. We have looked at simple addition and subtraction within 4.  We have also looked at where number 4 is on a number line.

25/11/19

Golden Assembly

Well done to these children who received certificates at "Golden Assembly" on Friday!

22/11/19

Science

This week in Science we have been doing an ice experiment. We filled a glove with water and popped it into the freezer to see what would happen. Then we took it out of the freezer and put it into our classroom to see what would happen when the ice was taken out of a cold environment.  It was lots of fun!

21/11/19

Reception Maths

This week in Maths reception have been learning all about number 3. We have looked at simple addition and subtraction within 3.  We have also looked at where number 3 is on a number line. See what numbers you can find out and about over the weekend! 

22/11/19

Golden Assembly

Well done to these children who received certificates at "Golden Assembly" on Friday!

15/11/19

Stardome 

On Friday we got the chance to look at the stars in our hall. It was very exciting. The stardome came to visit. The children learnt all about the star constellation called the 'bear'. See whether you can spot it at night with your Mums and Dads.

15/11/19

 Children in Need

The children in rainbow class had lots of fun dressing up in their onesies and pjmas to raise money for Children in Need.

 

15/11/19

Reception Maths Meeting 

Thank you to all of the parents that attended the Reception Maths meeting. If you would like to remind yourself of anything that was covered in the meeting please see the document below.

Reception Maths

This week in Maths reception have been learning all about number 2.We have been learning all part, part whole and how to make 2.  We have also looked at where number 2 is on a number line. See what numbers you can find out and about over the weekend.

11/11/19

Home Learning for this term

Please see the list of key documents below. You will have also received a paper copy of these in your child's book bag

Name
 Reception Children Homework Menu autumn 2.pdfDownload
 Year 1 & 2 Home Learning Autumn 2.pdfDownload
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13/11/19

Golden Assembly

Well done to these children who received certificates at "Golden Assembly" on Friday! 

8.11.19

Reception Maths

This week in Maths reception have been learning all about number 1. We have been number hunters and gone on a number 1 hunt in and out of the classroom.  We have also looked at where number one is on a number line. See what numbers you can find out and about over the weekend! 

7/11/19

Key Questions 

Here are the key questions that we will be exploring and answering in our topic "Why are there so many leaves on the floor?"

We will be investigating seasons in school and reading the book The Rabbit Problem to help us understand seasons better. 

4/11/19

The Rabbit Problem 

We are studying the book called the Rabbit Problem by Emily Gravett. We will be using this to learn about our Science topic this term, which is all about seasons. Here is our knowledge mat for Seasons. This is full of the knowledge and vocabulary that we will be learning over the Autumn 2 half term. It would be great if you would go over this with us at home too. 

4/11/19

New MENU!!

 After half term our menu will be changing. A paper copy has been put in your child's book bag. Please see the link below to download a copy. 

PLEASE NOTE : Monday 4th November, the menu will be Tuesday's options: 

Purple- Winter Chicken Casserole

Green- Cheese & Tomato Pizza 

Yellow- Jacket Potato 

Red- Tuna Sandwich

This is because it should have been Sausage and Mash on Tuesday 5th November there is a special Bonfire Menu which is sausages. 

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 Autumn Winter menu 2019.pdfDownload
 Bonfire Night Lunch.pdfDownload
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Diwali 

This week we have been learning all about Diwali. We read the story and then got a chance to dress up and act out the story. Please look at the story below: 

Once upon a time there was a great warrior, Prince Rama, who had a beautiful wife named Sita.

There was also a terrible demon king, Ravana. He had twenty arms and ten heads, and was feared throughout the land. He wanted to make Sita his wife, and one day he kidnapped her and took her away in his chariot. Clever Sita left a trail of her jewellery for Rama to follow.

Rama followed the trail of glittering jewellery until he met the monkey king, Hanuman, who became his friend and agreed to help find Sita. Messages were sent to all the monkeys in the world, and through them to all the bears, who set out to find Sita.

After a very long search, Hanuman found Sita imprisoned on an island. Rama's army of monkeys and bears couldn't reach the island, so they began to build a bridge. Soon all the animals of the world, large and small, came to help. When the bridge was built, they rushed across it and fought a mighty battle.

When Rama killed the evil Ravana with a magic arrow, the whole world rejoiced. Rama and Sita began their long journey back to their land, and everybody lit oil lamps to guide them on their way and welcome them back.

Ever since, people light lamps at Diwali to remember that light triumphs over dark and good triumphs over evil.

24/10/19

Star of the week

Well done to these children who received certificates at "Golden Assembly" on Friday!  

18/10/19

Harvest

On Thursday we went to St Nicholas Church in High Bradfield.
We celebrated  harvest by singing songs and talking about our thoughts on harvest.  We had lots of fun sharing all our harvest knowledge with you all! 

Thank you for your generosity in donating food.
Mrs Watts will be taking this to Burngreave food bank.

 

17/10/19

Early Reading Meeting 

 Thank you to all of the parents who attended the Early Reading meeting on Wednesday. If you would like to remind yourself of anything that was covered in this meeting please look at the document below.

15/10/19

Star of the week

Well done to these children who received certificates at "Golden Assembly" on Friday!  

11/10/19

Guide Dog Assembly 

 On Thursday we were very lucky to have Mel Smart (one of our Governors) come into school to talk to us about Guide Dogs.  She brought with her a Guide Dog puppy which she is currently training.  She delivered a presentation to show the children the different stages in the puppy's training to becoming a Guide Dog.  Thank you to Mel and her pup for coming into school!   

 

10/9/19

Star of the week

Well done to these children who received certificates at "Golden Assembly" on Friday!  

4/10/19

Colour Mixing 

We had lots of fun exploring what happens when we mix different colours. We used black and white to explore making colours darker or lighter.  

3/10/19

Playground games 

This week we have been playing games our Grandparents would have played when they were in school. We had lots of fun in the playground.  We played hopscotch, marbles, skittles and did some skipping.

2/3/19

Schools through time 

On Friday we had some special visitors come into Rainbow and Willow class.  Mr and Mrs Martin showed the class photos of when they were at school and talked all about the things they learnt and got up to at school. We got a chance to ask questions and even play some of the games they played when they were at school.

27/9/19

Star of the week

Well done to this child who received a certificate at "Golden Assembly" on Friday!

27/9/19

Butterflies

Yesterday we were very lucky in Rainbow class.  Some children brought in some butterflies that they had watched grow from caterpillars into butterflies.  We all got a chance to hold a butterfly before we set them free in our playground. 

23/9/19

Stars of the Week 

Well done to these children who received certificates at "Golden Assembly" on Friday!  

20/9/19

Bikes!

We had lots of fun playing in the yard on the school bikes this week. 

17/9/19

Key documents for this term

Please see the list of key documents below. You will have also received a paper copy of these in your welcome pack.

Name
 Autumn 1 Reception Homework Menu .pdfDownload
 Overview 2019-20 of curriculum Rainbow and Willow.pdfDownload
 Timetable.pdfDownload
 Year One Home Learning Challenge Autumn 1.pdfDownload
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17/9/19

Reception Welcome Meeting 

Thank you to all of the parents that attended our welcome meeting. If you would like to remind yourself of anything that was discussed at this meeting please click on the link below to download a copy of the slides.

18/10/19

Home Readers and Learning Folder

This week, everyone will have a Home School Learning log and a Home Reader.  Please bring these to school daily.  We will endeavour to read with your child every day and will change this book if necessary.  Some books require the adult to read sections and for your child to join in with the speech bubbles.  Encourage your child to look at the pictures and sound out letters they know in words such as 'man' to read aloud.  Question your child on the characters, setting and story. Please record daily reading in the home/school log.  Your child can earn certificates and prizes for reading at home.

The Learning Folder will be updated when we learn a new sound and what it looks like. It will also include a small letter card (add this to your word tin). Please keep this folder in your book bag every day.  Practise sounding out these letters using 'pure sounds'.  A reminder can be found here: how to say the sounds .  Your child should be able to see the letter and instantly know what sound it makes. 

The yellow letters in the Learning Folder can be traced over with fingers and then pencil to understand how to form the letter.  We hold a pencil in a tripod grip and sit at a table.  Every letter starts on the line where we "smile in" to the letter before we "smile out" at the end.  Underneath the letters is plenty of space for your child to practise on their own.  If your child is finding this hard (which is completely normal at this stage), practise on a larger scale; you could write in mud with a stick, using paint, shaving foam, in rice or sand. Bath crayons are great, as is chalk outside.   Practise using an 'air' pencil (using your finger to draw it in the air) or use water and a paintbrush to draw them on the floor or wall.  Children will master their handwriting when their muscles have developed  on a larger scale before it will transfer to the small, fine motor skills required for handwriting.   Practising a 'swishing' movement (e.g. with a magic wand, stick or ribbon stick) will support muscle development for mastering the 'lead in' to each letter we write. However, do not feel that they must be completed daily!

Please do not keep water bottles in book bags.  There is a charge for lost or damaged books.

17/9/19

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

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

Teddy Numbers teddy nubers

Can you count to 5? What about 10? Now try 15?