This term our theme is ‘Mad about Minibeasts’.
Rainbows class have been busy learning at home through Mrs Edwards’ daily challenges.
Learning began with building a bug house in our gardens.
Going on a bug hunt and writing a list of what we found.
We’ve made clay minibeasts.
Drawn story maps for the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
We even made healthy hungry caterpillars using healthy food to create our snacks.
Rainbows class and their families have been doing a super job of joining in with the theme and learning together. We are so proud of you all.
Every Friday Rainbows have a visit from their friends in Year 4 to share books together. The children love to see their ‘buddies’ and listen carefully to each other. Rainbows have shared their theme books and home reading books with the Year 4’s and the Year 4’s have done the same. We are developing and encouraging a shared love for reading between our pupils that is wonderful to watch.
Rainbows have started the term by exploring the wind using kites and streamers. Our theme this term is ‘Wonderful World’ and we are going to be finding out about our weather.
Rainbows travelled to Fairford to explore the fabulous Lea Wood. The children had asked the questions; what lives in the wood? why do trees grow so high? and why are the leaves different shapes?
The Rainbows were really excited to find lots of different (toy) animals on a walk around the wood. They listened carefully to the information about the animals and plants that live in the wood. After lunch we found little hedghogs who needed winter nests building for them. The Rainbows worked in teams to create cosy nests for their hedgehogs to hibernate in.
We are starting the year with a theme all about the woods. The children have asked lots of interesting questions for us to investigate, for example:
What lives in the woods?
Why are leaves different colours?
Why do trees grow so tall?
We will spend this term finding out the answers to these and exploring the woodland theme.
This week we have been reading the story ‘Leaf Man’ by Lois Ehlert. During our Forest School session we looked for different shaped, sized and coloured leaves. We’ve then used them to create brilliant leaf man pictures.
Rainbows were tasked with helping to find Pirate Frank’s treasure. They were left clues to follow and then when they could finally see the treasure chest…. they had to work out a way to cross the shark invested waters to the treasure island. They worked really well as a team and helped to solve the problem, their reward was a treasure chest full of pirate cakes and a few treats to take home. They even hoisted the Jolly Roger on our flag pole.
Rainbows enjoyed listening to the Year 5 children read them stories about pirates and treasure hunts.
Our theme this term is ‘Ahoy there!’
We are learning about pirates and the sea. Today we dressed as pirates and travelled to Bristol harbour to sail on The Matthew ship. What an exciting experience! Everyone had a super time exploring The Matthew Ship and sailing around the harbour. We went on the poop deck, had a tug of war, shouted ‘Ahoy there’ to people on the harbour side, climbed the ladders down to the galley and rang the ships bell.
Rainbows planned and organised a teddy bears picnic to celebrate our theme. They planned the food and games they wanted and wrote invitations to their bears. On Tuesday we had our teddy bears picnic. We chased bubbles, played games, ate honey and jam sandwiches, sang songs and listened to a story.