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Reception Rainbow Home Learning Hub

Wednesday 15th July – Sundday 19th July 2020

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  • Let’s start with or daily exercises. Today we are focusing on each letter of the alphabet. Are you ready… steady … go!

  • Do you know the song ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’? Watch this video and join in when you can. It is such a lovely song. 

  • Now here is a beautiful mix of two songs  – ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ and ‘What a wonderful world’. It has beautiful illustrations too.



  • Walking Rainbow Jars 

    1. You need 6 mason jars or transparent plastic cups and set them up in a little circle.
    2. Add equal amounts of water to each one.
    3. Then add food colouring to each one –  red in the first one, skip one, yellow in 3rd , skip one , blue n the 5th one and skip the last one.
    4. Talk about what colours were in the rainbow and learn the ROYGBIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet) trick for remembering them.
    5. Next, carefully fold up paper towels into a skinnier rectangle shape, and place them in the jars.
    6. Finally sit and watch; wait for the magic to happen!


  • Try and make your own rainbow wind chime! It will look so beautiful hanging in front of your front door or in your back garden. You will need a grown up to help you with some the instructions.

Rainbow wind chimes

  • How about making a sun catcher?


     You can simply colour in some plastic using felt tips or marker pens or you can get strips of coloured tissue paper.




  • How about making a tasty rainbow to eat? You will need lots of different coloured fruit for this one. What fruit could you have for each colour of the rainbow? Let’s help you!

  • Red – Strawberries/raspberries.                
  • Orange – You’ve guessed it, oranges!                      
  • Yellow -Bananas/lemons/pineapple              
  • Green – Grapes/Kiwi/Melon                    
  • Blue – Blueberries                  
  • Purple – More grapes!


Try out this cardboard rainbow. Cut out a rainbow shape and then use all different collage materials to fill your rainbow. 

You can make this rainbow with different strips of coloured paper and cotton wool balls. 

How about this lovely smiling cloud rainbow using different strips of paper too. 

Paper plate painting Rainbows with cotton wool balls. 

Or how about a lovely pom pom rainbow with rain falling from it. 

Try out this cardboard heart activity. Draw a small heart shape. Then another one slightly bigger, and repeat 4 times. Next, get an adult to cut it out then colour it in. And there you have a heart stacking puzzle. 

  • This week we will be focusing lots of activities around a lovely story called ‘The Rainbow Fish’. Here it is. 


  • Have a listen to this lovely story. It teaches you all about how everyone is unique and special in their own way. People look different in all different kinds of ways but we all make a super team together. 

  • This is another beautiful story. Get comfortable and listen carefully. 

  • The illustrations in this book are fabulous. Can you have a go at drawing your favourite part of the book.

  • Pot of Gold activity: Here is our cosmic yoga activities. 


We hope you enjoy all of the activities above! Enjoy the weekend and we’ll have more for you to do on Monday. Take care, stay safe, and play!

Best wishes from Mrs Sayer; Miss Fisher; Miss Maddison; Miss Knutsen; Mrs Horscroft; Miss Langeveld.


EYFS Previous Rainbow Home Learning Hub Weeks

Click on the images to see previous learning weeks.

We have also put in all of our previous phonics videos and a range of activities to go with it too.

We have focused on Phase 3 phonics, which are mainly digraphs.

A digraph is 2 letters that make one sound, like sh, oa and er.  

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 


The Squiggle Baby SharkPhonics –  ar   sound  Saving Tally
Phonics – oo  sound
Somebody Swallowed StanleyPhonics –   sh   sound The Storm Whale

Phonics –    ee  sound 


Tadpoles to FrogsPhonics –  oa   sound



The Beatles Phonics –   or  sound


The Beatles Week 2  Phonics –  oi  sound Mama built a little nest Do Unto Otters

Phonics –  er  sound 

Owl BabiesPhonics –  ow   sound
Alice in WonderlandPhonics –  igh  sound Rainbow  Theme Phonics –   ai    sound  Phonics Phase 2 initial sounds –

p sound  

Click the image below to see our previous Home Learning Activities.


All of the activities we upload are planned around the seven areas of learning

in the Early Years’ Foundation Stage, which are:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development Maths Physical Development Literacy Communication and Language Understanding the World Expressive Arts and Design
Making relationships;

Self-confidence and self-awareness;

Managing feelings and behaviour


Shape, space and measure

Moving and handling;




Listening and attention;

Understanding; Speaking

People and communities;

The world; Technology

Exploring and using media and materials;

Being imaginative

Reception Curriculum Guide

Reception National Expectations

Other useful information

We follow Jolly Phonics for phase 2. You can google Jolly Phonics Phase 2, for the songs we have learnt and we follow Monster Phonics for phases 3-5. The children will continue with Monster phonics throughout the rest of the infants.

Please sing lots of nursery rhymes with your child and simple songs. This helps them develop their language, sounds, understanding of rhyme, memory etc

Children tend to be good at rote counting, but less secure at reading numbers, have a look at numbers around you, on houses, buses, car number plates etc.



Helping your EYFS child at home with Maths

Helping your EYFS child at home with Maths

‘Teach Your Monsters To Read’ FREE online reading activities

‘Teach Your Monsters To Read’

Downloadable Documents and weblinks

Phonics fast and first

The Alphablocks Guide to Phonics
Understand phonics with this super-helpful tool kit for parents!

The Hive

National Autism Society Website