What unusual times we're in again. Myself and Micha will be running the class remotely either through live sessions pre arranged with you, over the phone or by delivering resources each week for the pupils to work through.
Please call west site or email us at email@example.com if there is anything further we can do to support you.
I will be populating this page with supplementary learning and activities as the weeks go on. Please also refer to our home learning page for extra resources and don't forget to log in to the LIVE remote sessions using the log in details that I emailed you.
This week we are going to focus on questions. Questions that start with what, who, where, why and how.
Have a look at the snowy scene below and see if you can answer the questions below.
What is this person doing? (Adult to point to one of the astronauts).
What is the alien doing? (Adult to point to the alien flying the UFO.)
What is on the astronaut’s backpack?
Can you find the big star?
Can you find the orange alien?
The rocket flies in the sky. Can you name something else that flies in the sky?
Tell me one thing the alien is wearing. Adult to point to the green alien.
Can you point to a small alien?
What is happening in this picture?
We have learnt about rhyme using Twinkl's own story The Monster Surprise. Online sessions this week included some guided reading and spot the rhyme work. I also made another virtual classroom based on this weeks story. We have set some work on Purplemash this week too so please log into your accounts at https://www.purplemash.com/sch/richmond-lu2
This week we began learning about poetry and rhyme. The children also completed lots of activities from the LIVE remote sessions. Micha and I are very proud with how the children are accessing the remote teaching, they have been taking part in attention skills and then a focussed learning task either related to number, phonics or reading so far this week.
Have a look and explore a virtual classroom I made for this weeks activities. Click on some of the objects in the classroom, they will take you to some fun learning sites and platforms (you need to open the PDF version for the links to work).
The children have been writing about what the naughty Elves have been up to. The Elves wrote them a writing checklist to help.
We have a little visitor joining us for December...Elf on the Shelf! The class have enjoyed seeing what he’s been up to when they have gone home.
We've had a few more Birthday's this week where the children have practiced turn taking, setting the table and playing party games together, their favourite is pass the parcel! The children have been working hard on their PLP targets- they are well on their way to achieving their personal goals.
This week we have had a couple of new pupils join Rainbow class and they have settled in well. We have 5 Birthday's this month in Rainbow Class and yesterday we celebrated a Birthday with this fantastic rainbow cake.
This week the class have been learning about Diwali- The Hindu Festival of Light. We have also learnt about Rememberance Day and completed a 2 minutes silence at 11.00 on 11/11/20. The children enjoyed our Light and Dark themed Write Dance too.
This week in class the children have been celebrating Halloween and Bonfire Night. The children decorated pumpkins, went on a Halloween scavenger hunt, dressed up in costumes and then did some number and phonics work linked to Bonfire night!
This week on our walks the children collected some beautiful, autumn leaves then back in class the children worked together to make an autumnal collage and Autumn crafts.
This week the class explored their sense of sound and made some noisy rain shakers! They also enjoyed using the new sound equipment in our brand new light room.
The children (and staff) were very happy to be back after a short period at home and have got straight back into learning and having fun.
This week the children have focused on their likes and dislikes, been working hard in IT and we've managed a few nice walks to look at the autumn leaves and collect some conkers!
In week 2 we focused on the NHS guidance 'Catch it, Bin it, Kill it!' and the class were washing their hands for 20 seconds and cleaning their workstations throughout the day and using antibacterial gel before entering and exciting the classroom.
In cookery this half term the class are learning to make their own sandwiches. They are using PECs and Communication Aids to ask for what equipment and ingredients they need.
This week they started with a jam sandwich! After making the sandwich they were then able to sequence pictures of how to make a jam sandwich.
The class settled back into the different school routines and procedures really well. They have begun to identify how they are feeling using the Zones of Regulation and have made 2D versions of themselves for our classroom display. They were also able to label the main parts of their face and body.
Welcome to Rainbow Class' webpage!
I will be uploading lots of information and photographs of what the children are learning about and enjoying during the school day.
This half term our topic focus is 'All About Me' which will help the children settle back into school and support them to tell us how they are feeling and how to keep themselves safe during COVID-19.
Below are some photos of our classroom. The children have their own work area and follow individual timetables. We have PE on a Monday and Expressive Arts on a Friday which the children have really enjoyed since coming back to school.
We have 7 adults in the class, myself (Emma Gildersleve, Assistant Head) Micha (HLTA), Karen, Lorraine, Afjol, Sandra and Katie.
Please check our webpage weekly for updates and some activities to do at home to support the children's learning.