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Tomorrow ends the summer holidays and its back to school for everyone! ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ โ˜น๏ธ

What a very busy and fun summer we had at rainbow. โ˜€๏ธ ๐ŸŒˆ โ˜€๏ธ

Some of the highlights of our summer have been playing badminton and swing ball, making dens, going on bug hunts, fishing, helping to wash the bus, making delicious pizzas and getting photos taken with a famous footballer! ๐Ÿค—
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3 weeks ago

Tomorrow ends the summer holidays and its back to school for everyone! ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ โ˜น๏ธ

What a very busy and fun summer we had at rainbow. โ˜€๏ธ ๐ŸŒˆ โ˜€๏ธ 

Some of the highlights of our summer have been playing badminton and swing ball, making dens, going on bug hunts, fishing, helping to wash the bus, making delicious pizzas and getting photos taken with a famous footballer! ๐Ÿค—

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And what a great summer it was, boys loved it x

Looks like great fun everyone!! ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒˆ

I can't wait to see how Rowan excels over next few weeks hes absolutely loving his time during his settling in period at Rainbow ... Every morning he wakes up and says he wants to go play with kids friends and ladies ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Practicing hitting a shuttlecock and playing badminton was so much fun for some of our after-schoolers.

They were a little unsure at first, but lots of practice helped their confidence.

Weโ€™ll be pros by the end of summer! ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
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2 months ago

Practicing hitting a shuttlecock and playing badminton was so much fun for some of our after-schoolers. 

They were a little unsure at first, but lots of practice helped their confidence. 

Weโ€™ll be pros by the end of summer! ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

End of term is always a sad occasion as itโ€™s time for our big pre-schoolers to move on to their next adventure.

What a fantastic pre-school year we had and what a fantastic bunch of children. โค๏ธ

Thank you for helping to make so many great memories at Rainbow. We hope you all had lots of fun too.

Remember to call in and visit us from time to time, we like to hear how you are getting on at big school.
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3 months ago

End of term is always a sad occasion as itโ€™s time for our big pre-schoolers to move on to their next adventure.

What a fantastic pre-school year we had and what a fantastic bunch of children. โค๏ธ

Thank you for helping to make so many great memories at Rainbow. We hope you all had lots of fun too.

Remember to call in and visit us from time to time, we like to hear how you are getting on at big school.

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This makes me so sad. We aren’t ready for the rainbow year to be finished! Thank you to everyone that worked with Deacon this year. You all made a massive impact on him and it’s amazing to see how much he has grown! He will miss you all very much xxx

๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’” I'm with Amelia ๐Ÿ‘† What an amazing environment you guys provide for these first little friendships ... โค๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

Amelia sobbed all the way home today, because she is going to miss all her friends ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’”

Thank you Sean, one of our parents, who took the time to bring an ambulance to visit Rainbow. We all had great fun making siren noises and looking at and trying some of the equipment that paramedics use to help make people better. ๐Ÿš‘ ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Thank you Sean, one of our parents, who took the time to bring an ambulance to visit Rainbow. We all had great fun making siren noises and looking at and trying some of the equipment that paramedics use to help make people better. ๐Ÿš‘ ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ

Well done to our pre-school children who performed the story of smiley shark yesterday and today. You were all fantastic. We hope the parents enjoyed the story and action rhymes as much as we did! ๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ›ถ ๐ŸŽฃ ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Well done to our pre-school children who performed the story of smiley shark yesterday and today. You were all fantastic. We hope the parents enjoyed the story and action rhymes as much as we did! ๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ›ถ ๐ŸŽฃ

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Absolutely wonderful! Kids are a credit and testimony to just how well you all care for them xoxo thank you ๐Ÿฅฐ

Was fab! Well done everyone

During the last term the children have been less dependent on adults during play. They are now demonstrating very good independence, co-operation and team work.

Some examples of their co-operative play:

โœ… sharing and using ideas during play. ๐Ÿ’ก

โœ… helping each other fill buckets using sponges, jugs and tubs. ๐Ÿงฝ

โœ… helping to lift heavy buckets filled with water and pouring them into guttering pipes. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

โœ… pouring water into one side of a hose whilst another child uses the other end to wash diggers. ๐Ÿšฟ

โœ… talking into one side of a hose whilst another child listens at the other end. ๐Ÿ“ž

โœ… helping each other build pathways using stepping stones.

โœ… children have also shown patience as they wait for their turn at busy activities.
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4 months ago

During the last term the children have been less dependent on adults during play. They are now demonstrating very good independence, co-operation and team work. 

Some examples of their co-operative play:

โœ… sharing and using ideas during play. ๐Ÿ’ก 

โœ… helping each other fill buckets using sponges, jugs and tubs. ๐Ÿงฝ 

โœ… helping to lift heavy buckets filled with water and pouring them into guttering pipes. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

โœ… pouring water into one side of a hose whilst another child uses the other end to wash diggers. ๐Ÿšฟ 

โœ… talking into one side of a hose whilst another child listens at the other end. ๐Ÿ“ž 

โœ… helping each other build pathways using stepping stones. 

โœ… children have also shown patience as they wait for their turn at busy activities.

Today we had a visit from the police! ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

โŒ Donโ€™t panick! It wasnโ€™t to collect โ€œbad guysโ€ or โ€œburglarsโ€ to โ€œput in jail!โ€ โŒ

They called to talk to us about how they can keep us safe if we get lost or need help.

We even got to try on their VERY large uniform, sit in their car ๐Ÿš” and listen to their noisy siren ๐Ÿšจ ๐Ÿ™‰

Thank you for calling and making your visit a positive one, we all had so much fun.

Looking forward to ice cream and doughnuts on your next visit! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜
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4 months ago

Today we had a visit from the police! ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

โŒ Donโ€™t panick! It wasnโ€™t to collect โ€œbad guysโ€ or โ€œburglarsโ€ to โ€œput in jail!โ€ โŒ

They called to talk to us about how they can keep us safe if we get lost or need help.

We even got to try on their VERY large uniform, sit in their car ๐Ÿš” and listen to their noisy siren ๐Ÿšจ ๐Ÿ™‰

Thank you for calling and making your visit a positive one, we all had so much fun.

Looking forward to ice cream and doughnuts on your next visit! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜

Yesterday we had a couple of little butterflies visit our discovery garden.

Today, when we were checking to see if our plants and herbs needed a drink, we noticed that the butterflies had left a little surprise...lots of very tiny little eggs!

๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿ›

We are all so excited to watch how the caterpillars transform, just like the tadpoles.

We also found a bumblebee in the garden. Unfortunately it had died, but it created lots of discussion on bees. One child thought the bee had died because it was old, the children were able to tell us that bees collect nectar from flowers, they live in a beehive, they make honey for our porridge, they can sting, they have a yellow and black striped pattern and they make a buzzing sound.

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We also noticed it had a fuzzy body and transparent wings....what a lot of spontaneous learning as the children played. Maybe our parents could help their children find out some more butterfly and bee facts, we would like to hear them.
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4 months ago

Yesterday we had a couple of little butterflies visit our discovery garden. 

Today, when we were checking to see if our plants and herbs needed a drink, we noticed that the butterflies had left a little surprise...lots of very tiny little eggs! 

                ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿ› 

We are all so excited to watch how the caterpillars transform, just like the tadpoles.

We also found a bumblebee in the garden. Unfortunately it had died, but it created lots of discussion on bees. One child thought the bee had died because it was old, the children were able to tell us that bees collect nectar from flowers, they live in a beehive, they make honey for our porridge, they can sting, they have a yellow and black striped pattern and they make a buzzing sound.

                 ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ

We also noticed it had a fuzzy body and transparent wings....what a lot of spontaneous learning as the children played. Maybe our parents could help their children find out some more butterfly and bee facts, we would like to hear them.

Some of the physical activities that our preschoolers have been practicing over the past few months.

We have been working on gross motor movements and co-ordination by doing some -
* Crab walks ๐Ÿฆ€
* Bear crawls ๐Ÿป
* Frog jumps ๐Ÿธ
* And bunny hops ๐Ÿฐ

We have been developing our throwing and catching skills โšฝ๏ธ

And, we have also working on some simple core stability exercises -
superman poses, bridges and plank variations.

One of our little ones even made a very good attempt at balancing her legs on a ball whilst planking, showing off her super core strength and balance....would put some adults to shame! ๐Ÿ™Š ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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4 months ago

Some of the physical activities that our preschoolers have been practicing over the past few months.

We have been working on gross motor movements and co-ordination by doing some -
       * Crab walks ๐Ÿฆ€ 
       * Bear crawls ๐Ÿป 
       * Frog jumps ๐Ÿธ 
       * And bunny hops ๐Ÿฐ 

We have been developing our throwing and catching skills โšฝ๏ธ 

And, we have also working on some simple core stability exercises -
superman poses, bridges and plank variations. 

One of our little ones even made a very good attempt at balancing her legs on a ball whilst planking, showing off her super core strength and balance....would put some adults to shame! ๐Ÿ™Š ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Rebekahs been showing me her planks ๐Ÿ˜

Thank you Julie and Rebekah for bringing some frogspawn into Rainbow. ๐Ÿธ

The children, parents and staff have really enjoyed watching the tadpoles grow and develop. It took a total of 4 and a half weeks for the tadpoles to hatch and grow, some children thought this would take 2 weeks. ๐Ÿ—“

The children were learning about what tadpoles / frogs eat - we fed them fish food and spinach leaves. According to the children, frogs like to eat flies too!

The children were also learning about the stages and sequence of a frogโ€™s lifecycle - adult frogs, mummies lay eggs called frogspawn, out hatches tadpoles, they grow legs and develop into froglets, and finally grow into adult frogs. ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ
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4 months ago

Thank you Julie and Rebekah for bringing some frogspawn into Rainbow. ๐Ÿธ 

The children, parents and staff have really enjoyed watching the tadpoles grow and develop. It took a total of 4 and a half weeks for the tadpoles to hatch and grow, some children thought this would take 2 weeks. ๐Ÿ—“ 

The children were learning about what tadpoles / frogs eat - we fed them fish food and spinach leaves. According to the children, frogs like to eat flies too! 

The children were also learning about the stages and sequence of a frogโ€™s lifecycle - adult frogs, mummies lay eggs called frogspawn, out hatches tadpoles, they grow legs and develop into froglets, and finally grow into adult frogs. ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ

To finish off for the holidays, we made birds nest buns for our Easter party.

We danced to some of our favourite songs, showed off our best moves, had a game of musical chairs and sang the bunny Hokey Cokey!

The Easter Bunny also left some surprises for us to look for in the discovery garden! ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฃ ๐Ÿฅš ๐Ÿฃ
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5 months ago

To finish off for the holidays, we made birds nest buns for our Easter party.

We danced to some of our favourite songs, showed off our best moves, had a game of musical chairs and sang the bunny Hokey Cokey!

The Easter Bunny also left some surprises for us to look for in the discovery garden! ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฃ ๐Ÿฅš ๐Ÿฃ

Thank you to Deacon and his mum and dad for bringing in their pet corn snake. ๐Ÿ

All of the children were keen to come and look at it and some were very keen to hold it!

Its scaly skin felt silky and smooth in our hands. The children also noticed the lovely pattern on its skin and its VERY long body!

Some children mimicked the snake by sticking out their tongues and making hissing sounds.

Wonder if we would be allowed a pet snake at rainbow! ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ’ญ
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6 months ago

Thank you to Deacon and his mum and dad for bringing in their pet corn snake. ๐Ÿ 

All of the children were keen to come and look at it and some were very keen to hold it!

Its scaly skin felt silky and smooth in our hands. The children also noticed the lovely pattern on its skin and its VERY long body! 

Some children mimicked the snake by sticking out their tongues and making hissing sounds.

Wonder if we would be allowed a pet snake at rainbow! ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ’ญ

A BIG thank you to Megan and Connaire for bringing this little surprise in today! ๐Ÿ‘

The children were so excited all morning. They kept trying to guess what the surprise might be.

A few children were a little apprehensive to begin with, but in their own time went over to pet the lamb. Some were happy to watch from afar, whilst others just wanted cuddles. โค๏ธ

The lamb had no name, so we decided to call it Woolly! Woolly was so soft and cuddly....and a little bit smelly! ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ
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6 months ago

A BIG thank you to Megan and Connaire for bringing this little surprise in today! ๐Ÿ‘

The children were so excited all morning. They kept trying to guess what the surprise might be. 

A few children were a little apprehensive to begin with, but in their own time went over to pet the lamb. Some were happy to watch from afar, whilst others just wanted cuddles. โค๏ธ

The lamb had no name, so we decided to call it Woolly! Woolly was so soft and cuddly....and a little bit smelly! ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ

During the past 2 weeks, our pre-schoolers have enjoyed learning about spring....although we did spend most of it discussing the cold wintry weather!

They have been busy -

๐Ÿฎ building fences and walls for the farm animals at the dough,

๐ŸŒˆ developing their fine motor skills as they joined coloured pipe cleaners to make a rainbow,

๐ŸŒผ painting beautiful spring daffodils,

โ˜˜๏ธ mixing different shades of green paint when creating finger print shamrocks,

๐Ÿฅ• learning about some fruits and vegetables through our sand play vegetable patch and role play farm shop,

๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ”ต making / continuing patterns using 2 / 3 colours,

๐ŸŒฑ helping to plant and look after seeds,

๐ŸŽจ watching how the paint runs down the paper when spray painting.

๐Ÿธ frog jumping over obstacles,

๐Ÿ‘ and looking at the baby lambs. โค๏ธ
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6 months ago

During the past 2 weeks, our pre-schoolers have enjoyed learning about spring....although we did spend most of it discussing the cold wintry weather!

They have been busy - 

๐Ÿฎ building fences and walls for the farm animals at the dough,

๐ŸŒˆ developing their fine motor skills as they joined coloured pipe cleaners to make a rainbow,

๐ŸŒผ painting beautiful spring daffodils,

โ˜˜๏ธ mixing different shades of green paint when creating finger print shamrocks,

๐Ÿฅ• learning about some fruits and vegetables through our sand play vegetable patch and role play farm shop,

๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ”ต making / continuing patterns using 2 / 3 colours,

๐ŸŒฑ helping to plant and look after seeds,

๐ŸŽจ watching how the paint runs down the paper when spray painting.

๐Ÿธ frog jumping over obstacles,

๐Ÿ‘ and looking at the baby lambs. โค๏ธ
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