Welcome to Rainbow Class!

We are Reception children and our teacher is Mrs Baldwin

Rainbow Class is the youngest class at Sutton Benger School. Our teacher is Mrs Baldwin and our teaching assistants are Mrs Macklin and Mrs Wilson. 

Rainbow Class are enjoying their new topic all about having 'Green Fingers'! We have learnt the story of the tiny seed and investigated seeds and plants to find out all about them. We even created our own garden outside and planted some sunflowers of our own. We learnt the story of the enormous turnip and investigated lots of different vegetables.

In Rainbow Class we like our 'exploring time'. This is our time when we get to explore the different stations in our classroom and outside area. Our favourite areas are the play dough station, the sticky station (where we make lots of things), the writing station, the big building station outside and the messy tray. We can use lots of different resources to explore our ideas and we like sharing these with our class at the end of each session. 

School Closure - Learning provision

Reading & Writing

Daily  Enjoy reading your school reading books or books from home. Use your phonics to work out words and don’t forget to spot those tricky monster words! Talk about what you have read, predict what will happen next, talk about characters and where the story is set. There are lots of useful questions inside your school reading books to help.

Thursday 2nd April

Can you make an Easter garden to represent the story of Easter? You will need to include important things from the story – the cross, the stone that rolled away, a hillside, the road into Jerusalem. Can you include signs of new life (e.g. flowers) to show that Jesus came back to life? What can you write about your Easter Garden? (e.g. I put a stone to show the stone that Jesus rolled away.)

Friday 3rd April

Make an Easter Card for someone in your family or for a friend (in your house or maybe you could post it to someone) Wish them a Happy Easter!


Daily – 

Sound flashcards - Hold it up – can they say the sound? Lay down 4 sounds – can they read a sound that you say? Can you write the sound?

Tricky monster word cards - Hold it up – can you say the word? Lay down 4 words – can you read the word…? Can you write the word?

Thursday 2nd April 

Roller Bingo - Enjoy a new blending game using many sounds we have learnt so far. Please choose game 14 and 15 (Phase 4 – CCVC / CVCC)


Friday 3rd April

Viking Full Circle Game - this is one of our favourite games in Rainbow Class! Choose any game from the Phase 3 section to play. This will revise all sounds learnt so far (+ a couple of new ones!)


  • 1st-April-writing-oi-words.pdf

  • 31st-March-oi-dice-game.pdf

  • Tricky-witch-was-all.docx

  • Black-Cat-her.docx


Daily – Number cards - Hold it up – can you say the number? Lay down 4 numbers – can you find a number that you say? Can you write the number? Can you put them in order?

Thursday 2nd April

Make a 2D shape picture – what shapes have you used? Describe the shapes you have used, using the words ‘sides’ and ‘corners’.

Friday 3rd April 

Make an Easter egg to hang in your window – can you decorate it with 2D shapes? You could paint them, cut them out and stick them on or print them….be creative! Can you put your shapes into patterns?


‘Green Fingers’ activitiesChoose some of these fun activities to enjoy over the next 2 weeks:

  • Make your own information book about growing plants and vegetables
  • Put some flowers in coloured water (using food dye) – observe what happens.
  • Go on a spring walk - what things can you see?
  • Print with vegetables and paint! What patterns can you make?
  • Make a scarecrow so the birds can’t eat Grandpa’s vegetable patch! You could use something as big as a broom or as small as a spoon.
  • Make a tiny fairy or gnome garden in a pot.
  • Make a healthy vegetable soup.

Outdoor timePlease follow this link to some great ideas for outside fun - let me know what you get up to!


Check out the Easter Story resources and our collective worship songs in our 'Home Learning Resources' section. 

Learning Showcase

Check out some of the learning sent in so far:

Class Newsletters
  • New-reading-scheme-parent-meeting-info-March-2020.pptx

  • Term-4-Rainbow.pdf

  • Term-3-Rainbow-page-2.pdf

  • Term-3-Rainbow-page-1.pdf

  • Term-2-Rainbow-page-2.pdf

  • Term-2-Rainbow-page-1.pdf

  • EYFS-phonics-and-maths-workshop-Oct-2019.pptx

  • Parent-Guide-to-EYFS-Oct-2019.pdf

  • Tapestry-online-agreement-form.docx

  • What-is-Tapestry.pdf

  • information-sheet.pdf

  • Term-1-Rainbow-newsletter-page-2.pdf

  • Term-1-Rainbow-newsletter-page-1-.pdf

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