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Rainbow - Nursery

In the EYFS learning is carefully planned around the interests of the children to ensure that they acquire knowledge and develop their understanding within the seven areas of learning.

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Sept 2022 - July 2023

King Charles III Coronation

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Sept 2019 - July 2020


The Nursery children painted pictures of the robin that visited their school garden.

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Sept 2018 - July 2019

Christmas Cards

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Sept 2017 - July 2018

Father's Day Cards

Dad you are the bee's knees

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Fruit Flowers

We tasted different fruits and created fruit flowers.

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Bird Nest

Nursery class enjoyed looking at an abandoned nest during show and tell. We studied the eggs and learnt some intersting bird facts.

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Mother's Day Cards

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Fun in the Snow

Nursery class put on their snow suits and had fun on the school field.


Growing Bulbs

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Sept 2016 - July 2017

Apple Pie

The children sang Sing a Song of Sixpence and then made delicicious apple pie.

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Learning About Birds

Nursery children have been learning about birds. They created paper plate robins, built nests and made food using sunflower seeds grown in the school allotment.

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Sept 2015 - July 2016

The Hungry Caterpillar

This Half Term, one of our class members brought a very hungry caterpillar to share with us all in class. We observed the changes as the caterpillar moved through the life cycle.  First, we noticed that the caterpillars had formed their cocoons and then they transformed into four beautiful butterflies. We then went into the garden on a Wednesday afternoon and released the butterflies in to our Early Years garden.
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Dinosaur Roar

"Since we returned after Christmas, we have been reading a new core book based around the interest's of the children; 'Dinosaur ROAR'. We have had so much fun using the different dinosaurs to act out the different parts of the story in our own class puppet show. We have experimented with our voices as we recalled the story as you will hear in our recording. This time, we all decided to have our own part in the story so we took it in turns to speak into the microphone.  In Literacy, we mind mapped all the things we knew about dinosaurs and have returned to this as the half term is coming to a close. We have learnt so many different names of dinosaurs' and looked carefully at the size, shapes, colours and features of the dinosaurs in our story. We have talked about fossils and skeletons and even had a go at making our own. In maths, we have grouped the dinosaurs and also looked at patterns using various materials including: bubble wrap, rollers, sponges and created our own using brushes."

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Floating and Sinking

On Wednesday afternoon, we carried out an experiment to look at floating and sinking.  We found various objects around our classroom and predicted whether they would 'float' or 'sink'.  We looked at the differences including the size and the weight.  We then completed a chart where we drew pictures of the objects that we tested in the water.

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"Here are some of the things we predicted correctly..."
"The coin will sink"
"The duck will float"
"There are holes in the aeroplane so it will sink"
"I think this (rock) will sink because its heavy"

"What have you learnt about floating and sinking?"
"Sinking is when it (the object) sinks down"
"The feather floated because you can see it on top of the water"
"The money went down in the water"
"The rock clashed down under the water"
"It sunk because it's heavier"


We have been making so many delicious treats this half term thanks to all of the mummies and daddies.

- Bonfire Night Edible Sparklers

- Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decorations

- Salt Dough Tree Decorations

- Icing ready-made gingerbreads

- Charity cupcakes for ‘Children in Need’

- Christmas cake

Bear Hunt

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Not A Box

This term our core book is ‘NOT A BOX’.  The children from Rainbow class have really enjoyed; joining in with the story, adding our own imaginative ideas, creating animals and different forms of transport from boxes, taking part in deconstructive role play and creating a ‘special display’ all about our work!

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Home Projects

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Mrs Bear's Birthday Celebrations

Mrs Bear is our class friend. A few weeks ago Mrs Bear turned 20 years old so we had lots of celebrating to do. First, we celebrated by singing lots of birthday songs such as; Happy Birthday (followed by 20 claps) and Five Currant Buns. We used props such as money and numbered currant buns to help us to recognise our numbers and practise our counting skills. Afterwards, we tasted real currant buns from the bakers shop during our snack time. We even got a chance to cut our own currant bun (using plastic knives) to develop our fine motor skills. The children enjoyed sharing the buns with their friends. As a class, we decided it would be really nice to have our very own bakers’ shop which we named ‘The Bakey Bakey Shop’. In the Baker's shop window we have made our own currant bun pictures and discussed ‘how many…’ and counted as we stuck the currants on our buns. Of course, the children loved to wrap presents up for Mrs Bear too using different tools to see which one was the most effective including; pritt stick, sticky glue and cellotape.
Mrs Bear loves going on adventures at the weekend with all the members of Rainbow Class, we now have a display in class to see the wonderful places that Mrs Bear has been visiting.

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Sept 2014 - July 2015

Getting Messy

Rainbow Class like to get messy. In our first few days at school we were busy creating portraits of ourselves. We looked at what clothes we wear and explored colour mixing.


Writing Our Names

We are trying very hard to write our names and practise this every day in lots of different ways.



This term in Rainbow Class we celebrated Harvest Festival. We had a trip to our church where we donated tins and food to a local charity.

In class we enjoyed looking at different fruit and vegetables. We then created bright beautiful fruit and vegetable printing pictures.

Excitedly we made vegetable soup. We developed lots of new skills as we prepared, chopped and cooked the vegetables ourselves.

Luckily we were then able to eat our delicious soup for snack, which we enjoyed very much.


Sept 2013 - July 2014

We're Going On A Bear Hunt - Listen to the children retell the story.

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The Hungry Caterpillar

Nursey have been learning about the life cycle of the Hungry Caterpillar.


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