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The Trust believes that to be successful and promote a culture of excellence and aspiration, we need to place improving the lives and outcomes of children at the heart of everything we do.


create a culture of high expectation and commitment to success


through our daily work secure excellent academies for our local communities

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Rainbow Room


3rd April 2020
Hello Rainbow Room, I hope you are well. Here is a maths subtraction activity for you all to complete. It is really fun and practical. I'm sure you will all love it. As always, upload a picture of your work, or comment back with the answers to the questions. I am loving seeing all of the activities you are completing at home. 

2nd April 2020

Rhyming words:
Each week, during alphabet arch, we look at rhyming words. Can you complete the attached worksheet matching up the rhyming words? Remember, rhyming words are words that sound similar like dog and log.
Challenge: the person who replies to this with the longest rhyming string wins a dip in the box - your word to start your rhyming string is 'cat'. How many words can you find to rhyme with cat? Nonsense words will be accepted too!

30th March 2020


Good morning Rainbow Room, I hope you are all well? Over the weekend I tried the following site: 
It is really fun and full of maths games and challenges. I know how much you all enjoy this type of activity. This site is currently free and can be used on a tablet or computer. Let me know how you get on with the games and how many points you get! 

26th March 2020


We always enjoy a game of ‘Buried Treasure’ during phonics sessions and now you can play at home for free! Phonics Play are allowing people to use their site for free while off school. Use the log in details on the picture. You could play buried treasure or try one of the other games. I look forward to seeing the games you play. If you usually work with Mrs Richardson or Mrs Potts select Phase 2, Mrs Walley’s group select Phase 3/4 and Mrs Taylor’s group select Phase 4/5. Enjoy!

25th March 2020


The sun is shining today - use this to create some shadow drawings. We used our farm animals but you could use other characters, cars or items from around the house. Place them on or in front of a piece of paper and carefully draw around the shadow. If you cannot get outside to do this you could do it in a window or even use a light to create the shadow. It is a great activity for your fine motor skills. Once you have drawn around your item you could colour, decorate or paint it. I would love to see some of your shadow drawings, Mrs Taylor.

24th March 2020

Rainbow Room’s Rainbows:
Today, while out for a walk, I saw lots of rainbows in people’s windows. They made me smile and looked so colourful. I thought it would be great to see Rainbow Room’s rainbows! So can you create your own rainbow to place in your window? You could use pens, pencils, paints or colourful paper. Please upload a picture once you have made your rainbow. Then, when out for a walk, can you count how many other rainbows you can see? 
23rd March 2020
Rainbow Room Home Learning Ideas:
For World Book Day we made salt dough and enjoyed creating our own ladybirds. Why not make some more salt dough at home and make some other animals / shapes? Look at the picture for some ideas and inspiration of what to create.
To make salt dough you need: 1 cup of plain flour, 1 cup of salt and around 1/2 a cup of water. Mix the ingredients together in a large bowl until a dough is created (add more salt and flour if the mixture is too sticky). Next, create your shapes / animals / numbers / letters. Leave these out to dry for about 1 day. Once they are dry use paints and pens to decorate them. I would love to see some pictures of your creations. Looking forward to your uploads, Mrs Taylor.