Rainbows have been busy since returning to school after the lockdown. They have planned and taken part in their own Teddy Bears picnic. They wrote ideas for things we’d need, then wrote invitations to their bears and finally made their sandwiches for the picnic. The sun shone and we took our bears for a picnic and games in the wild classroom.
Rainbows have started the new year with the theme ‘Bear Necessities’. They have been on a bear hunt around the village spotting the bears our lovely community have put in their windows for us.
They’ve retold the story of ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen and created some super bear pictures. It will take more than a national lockdown to stop Rainbows having fun with their learning!
We have patiently waited for 3 weeks for our chicks to hatch.
Rainbows loved handling their chicks.
Rainbows were so excited to use a special candling lamp to look inside our eggs. We could see the chicken embryos moving!
Click the link below to watch what was happening inside our eggs..
This term we are exploring our theme ‘Farmyard Hullabaloo’.
It all started with an ‘eggciting’ delivery on Monday, 7 eggs and an incubator. We are all very excited about looking after the eggs and seeing the chicks hatch. The countdown tells us how many days we have to wait.
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.