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West Winds Primary School and Nursery Unit


Rainbow home learning is sent home each Monday and is returned on a Friday in your homework bag.  There are a variety of activities included from week to week (one for each night) – these can include numeracy, literacy, phonics, pencil control, cutting skills and more practical games and activities to work on together. 

As well as this, reading books are sent home to share together until the children begin more formal reading.


In Rainbows, we base our topics around a book which covers a social or emotional aspect of learning. 

This term we are looking at a book called The Lion Who Wanted to Love.  Leo the Lion doesn’t want to eat other animals like the rest of the pride, he wants to love them!  We are learning about how to be kind and to be a good friend. 

In our play, we have activities that are linked to our book.  We have been painting, making collages of a lion, using playdough to make safari animals, playing on the safari mat with animals and playing in the home corner.  We love dressing up too!

We are working hard on our phonics (following the Jolly Phonics scheme) and trying our best to write our letters confidently.  By the end of term we will have covered SATPINLCKEH.

We are learning to count to 5 this term.  Rainbows love practical numeracy lessons and have lots of opportunities to count.