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Welcome to Rainbow Bears!


Here you can find out what we've been up to and what's coming up. We hope you enjoy looking at our wonderful work.

Please visit again soon to follow our learning journey through the year. 

Our class teacher is Mrs Carey

Our Teaching  Assistants are:

Mrs Sadler  (Monday - Wednesday)

 Kathryn Whitty (Thursday and Friday)

PPA cover - Karen Griffiths (Thursday morning)


Atumn Term 2019

Important Information



Indoor P.E. is on Friday- Kit; black pumps, black shorts and a Townfield t.shirt

Outdoor P.E. is on Tuesday. – Kit; joggers and a jumper (trainers optional)

P.E. kits should remain in school all week.


Home Learning

  • Homework is given out every Friday and is due to be handed in on the following Tuesday
  • Each week there will either be a Maths or English tasks that is linked to learning that we will have been doing in class that week.


Spellings and Magic Maths

  • New Spellings and Magic maths will be given out every 2 weeks on a Friday.
  • Children will be tested on their spellings and Magic Maths every Friday (second test will be to beat last week’s score!)


  • Please read with your child every night and bring their book to school every day.  
  • Books will be changed once they have read 3 times at home.


Thank you for your continued support  Here are some other key ways you can help from home:

- Focus on letter formation and basic punctuation when completing homework.

- Reinforcing phonics sounds during homework or play games to spot sounds when out and about!


This our Brand New School online learning platform. Here the children can access all of the national curriculum subjects in oreder to enhance their knowledge, understanding and skills for every subject they are learning in school.




Christmas with the Rainbow Bears

We have been busy getting ready for the festivities this year, by following our tradition of making classroom decorations. This year we made wreaths! 

we had a visit from Father Christmas at he Christmas fayre


Year 1Christmas Production

christmas with the aliens


Our English writing is based around the book Paper Planes by Jim Helmore and Richard Jones. It is based on the story of two best friends;   


Mia and Ben are the very best of friends. They live side by side at the edge of a great, wide lake and together they sail, and swing, and sing. But the thing they love the most is making paper planes. They dream of one day being able to make a plane that will fly all the way across the lake, and their planes become more and more intricate... 
But one day: terrible news. Ben's family are moving far, far away. How can Mia and Ben stay best friends if they are so far apart? And how will they ever realise their dream of making a plane that can fly across their lake?

We have been writing questions for the characters;

         Why did Ben have to move house?                       How old are you?                          When will you come back? 

We thought of some similes for 'sad' 

               devastated, upset,                               emotional, distraught               and flying

soaring, skimming, gliding, hovering.

We have even created our own poems using all of our newly leaned vocabulary;

The plane climed throyugh the fluffy clouds, soaring, gliding, shooting! written by Lilliy Johnston


Year 1 learn and practise Phonics through fun-filled, stimulating activities on a daily basis.

Year 1 phonics screening will take place in June 2020.

Here are some useful sites to help you prepare at home:

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We have been having lots of fun  exploring  2D and 3d shapes.

We have learned the names and properties of some common 2D shapes and used these to create 2D shape pictures.


We moved on to exploring the names and properties of 3D shapes. We sorted the shapes according to their properties and built some 3D models by looking closely at the shape's suitability. Here is a number of snapshots of our fun, active activities. 



This term we have been exploring the features of of different types of animals including; fish, amphibiams, reptiles, mammals and birds. The children have studied and discussed the variety of physical features that each type of animal posses and sorted them according to the features. 


In R.E this term we have been learning all about how we use our hands to pray, communicate and treat others.

We studied the importance of using kind hands and how this is important in helping each other out.

the children have had lots of fun using their hands to communicate through gesture and British Sign Language as can be seen below;

Music with the Rainbow Bears

Can you identify and keep to a beat?

Can you respond to pitch and tone?

Can you learn a new song that 

We have been using claves to respond to and keep to a beat.



Spring Term 1



Over the few two weeks we have been studying the work of a once famous Pop Artist called Andy Warhol. First the children used their Ipads to look at his biography, from this we discuused what we know about him and the features of his work; 

Andy Warhol

We then used our Ipads to take some portraits of our friends and had a go at taking self-portrait photographs (selfies) raedy for us to sketch our own self portraits using different strokes and pressures to create mood. We used mirrors to look closely at the size, shape, location and proportions of our features

sketched portrait

This week the children have used a varity of media both explore colours, we have been exploring warm and cold colours, mood, tone and shade and which of the colours compliment each other well using contrasting colours, shade, pressure and brush strokes. TWe then used our experiments  to choose a final 4 complimentary colour for our backgrounds as can be seen below.

Next week we ill be using our digital portraits to complete our own Andy Warhol style Pop Art! 

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exploring colourbackgrounds


Over the summer term, year 1 have been studying both Queen Elizabeth II and Healthy eating. We recieved a letter from Buckingham Palace asking if we could help design some new crown jewels as the Queen was feeling somewhat fed up with her current jewels. We studied crowns, orbs and septres. Then we chose one piece to design, we sketched, labelled, constructed and evaluated them.

Mrs carey sent some pgotographs of our crown jewls to the palace and the Queen is yet to choose her favourites!

Queen Elizabeth II


Mollie made an orb


Blake created a sceptre


Mia created a crown!

Healthy Eating

We explored and sorted a variety of fruits and vegetables; making some surprising discoveries along the way

 Did you know?

A tomato, peppers and cucumbers are actually FRUITS???  This is because "they have seeds/pips inside" - Jackson Burns.

we chose our favourite fruits to sketch, label, make and evaluate a fruit kebab. we needed to consider lots of elements such as size, shape, colour, texture and repeating patterns. We learned all about kepping safe whilst handling foods and cutting utensils.



Our English lessons this term are based around the book 'Where The Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak. It is about a boy called Max who puts on a wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper.

That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are.

Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins!

But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.

The children have been exploring adjectives and 2A noun phrases for both the characters and the scenery, and have been using conjunctions such as; and, but, because, also, so and until to extend their sentences ready for re-writing the story in their own words.


This week Rainbow Bears have been exploring 2D shapes using a variety of resources. We have been using language such as properties, sides, corners, curces, straight and equal. We have used this vocabulary to describe the shapes to our friends before making them. See below;





Please click on the link below to find out all about our exciting trip to the museum of Liverpool where we had lots of fun exploring toys through time.

Today we had a visit from some of our parents and grandparents. They brought along some of their toys from when they were around our age. In order to find out more about their toys, we preperared some questions prior to this visit, we generated some questions ready to hot seat each visitor.

"How old is your toy?" Lilly 

"Why is it your favourite toy?" Brooke

"Who got it for you?" Toby

"What can your toy do?" Darley

Once our visitors arrived, they showed us their toy and told us lots about them, we asked our questions and then we were very lucky because we had the opportunity to play with the toys and ask more questions in small groups.

"WOW! That is SO SO COOL!"  Mikey

Look at the fun we had!

parents toys



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