Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Nursery: Rainbow Class

 Welcome to Nursery: Rainbow Class!

Your Class Teachers are Jo and Simon.  

This year our topics are:

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Do you want to be friends? Celebrations! What happens when I fall asleep? Will you read me a story? Why are carrots orange? Why do ladybirds have spots?

Key Objects for Maths and English:

English Objectives:

  • Join in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories
  • Listen to others and join in conversations with others
  • Join in talk about books and stories
  • Shows understanding of prepositions such as ‘under’, ‘on top’, ‘behind’ by carrying out an action or selecting correct picture
  • Responds to simple instructions, e.g. to get or put away an object
  • Understand ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions
  • Can retell a simple past event in correct order (e.g. went down slide, hurt finger)
  • Use talk to connect ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next, recall and relive past experiences
  • Describe main story settings, events and principal characters
  • Show interest in illustrations and print in books and print in the environment
  • Recognise familiar words and signs such as own name and advertising logos

Maths Objectives:

  • Use some number names and number language spontaneously
  • Use some number names accurately in play
  • Recite numbers in order to 10
  • Know that numbers identify how many objects are in a set
  • Beginning to represent numbers using fingers, marks on paper or pictures
  • Count actions or objects which cannot be moved
  • Count objects to 10, and beginning to count beyond 10
  • Begin to use mathematical names for ‘solid’ 3D shapes and ‘flat’ 2-D shapes, and mathematical terms to describe shapes
  • Beginning to talk about the shapes of everyday objects, e.g. ‘round’ and ‘tall’

It is going to be an exciting year for Rainbow Class! We plan to:

  • Perform in front of the whole school
  • Make something to take home
  • Compete in a sport
  • Raise money for charity
  • Cook or bake something to eat
  • Have our work displayed
  • Play in a team
  • Have a classroom job or responsibility
  • Visit an Aquarium 
  • Visit the Oasis Farm
  • Conduct experiments
  • Share our interests with the whole class
  • Recite nursery rhymes
  • Learn words in another language
  • Develop our character through the 9 Habits
  • Learn how to save money
  • Sing lots of songs
  • Help each other to be our best
  • Draw, paint and sculpt
  • Listen to lots of stories
  • Enjoy reading and looking at books
  • Learn about different faiths
  • Use a range of technology 
  • Play instruments
  • Learn how to be safe
  • Make a costume and take part in a carnival
  • Visit a place of worship
  • Ride walking bikes

Rainbow Class Photo Gallery

Black History Week

October is Black History Month. In Rainbow Class, Ama brought in lots of African fabrics from home so that we could all dress up! Then we went to the hall for a special music lesson with Lou where we played African drums and danced to African music. Look at all the bright colours and patterns we wore!