Rainbow Class Topic web
What an amazing day we shared today! Children in the Blue (Painswick Leopards), Red (Slad Panthers), the Yellow (Nailsworth Tigers) and the Green (Toadsmoor Lions) teams took part in our annual Stroud Valley Primary School Sports Day. The forecast was promising and we all came to school dressed for action and ready to do our best for our team. Our proud families watched as we ran, threw, skipped, balanced and jumped our way through 12 different events. Whilst our teachers added up the scores we enjoyed a delicious picnic in the glorious sunshine with our families. The medal ceremony was a chance to reward the highest scoring girl and boy in each year group and say well done to everyone for trying their hardest. The event ended with a refreshing ice lolly courtesy of the PTFA.
We were SO impressed by what happened today….we had a visitor…but not just any visitor…a jungle visitor! He brought along a snake, leaf insects, stick insects and a tarantula (who we weren’t allowed to hold because of her projectile poo!) We had great fun, thank you to all the parents who supported us to enable this to happen.
We were so lucky to get to go to the Brightside Ground and watch a proper cricket match! The children had a great day and we all had so much fun!
In Rainbow class we do lots of practical maths to try and help us understand it a bit better. Here we are trying to understand greater, less than and equal signs and learning to divide!
This year, the children (and parents) made an incredible effort with an amazing array of costumes. We held a’Book in a Jar’ competition. The entries were so imaginative, and a child from each class won a book token. All week ‘Shelfies’ had been displayed around school (photographs of members of staff’s bookshelves), and the children had to guess who they belonged to. We revealed the owners in assembly. A great day celebrating the joy of books.
Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from the Queen! We came to school dressed in our finest clothes and had a tea party! We spent the morning decorating the classroom and preparing the food, we made things such as; cucumber sandwiches, grapes and tomatoes. Thank you to all of the parents who came and who have supported us throughout this topic (including bringing in yummy food!)
This week we have been learning about Road Safety and how important it is to cross the road safely. We had a talk from PCSO Underwood and we went out and practiced crossing the road safely!
We had great fun today! We each made a new friend! A jelly baby! We gave them a name, a family, talked about their likes and dislikes, made them a house, took them to playgroup and read and sang to them! Some children chose to eat their friend at the end of the day and others chose to keep them! It was great to see so much learning going on and those who do not always get involved, really getting stuck in!
Jelly baby day
30 April 2018
We are really busy this term looking at different countries! We are spending 2 weeks focusing on a country that a child/child’s family in our class is from. We will be looking at food, culture, climate etc. If you feel confident to come and talk to us about your families heritage please do! We will be having a family and culture day at the end of the school year.
07 January 2018
When we walked into the classroom we were shocked to see some dinosaur footprints! We investigated what we thought it could be and discovered it was a dinosaur!
Our topic is dinosaurs for the term and we are really excited about it!
Children in Need
17 November 2017
For Children in Need today we all came in wearing spots! We learnt about where our money goes, why we have Children in Need and put our coins on Pudsey. We had a Spelling Bee which was great fun and the children learnt lots of tricky words, I was really proud of everyone for giving it a try and trying their hardest. Well done to our two children who got through to the final!
10 November 2017
This term we are lucky enough to have PE with Vinny from Kick off Stroud, we have been working on our rolling skills, developing new skills and learning new games.
08 September 2017
What a fantastic start we have had in Rainbow class. All the children have settled in brilliantly and have had a really positive attitude to school. It has been lovely getting to know them and meeting you all. Reading books are coming home and they are keen to start moving around the reading racetrack! Forest school will start on Thursday and PE will be on Monday afternoons. Any questions please do not hesitate to talk to me! Miss McLaughlin