Bishop Bronescombe C of E School

Rainbows - Year R

Miss Oliver


A story that became a childhood favourite of mine was ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton. I visited this series again and again and again, often sneaking to read more past my bed time. I have a particular memory of trying really hard to read the words of the book in the dark, as my dad had turned the lights off and told me to go to sleep! I fell in love with the magic of the story and wished I had my own faraway tree with magical lands at the top which I could adventure into. As an adult I still adore reading, there is nothing better than curling up with a good book at the end of the day! The Harry Potter series will also always have a special place in my reading list as I always seem to go back to these in-between other books!

Miss Franklin

Support staff

My favourite children's book is The Lion, The Witch and the wardrobe. This book follows four children into a mystery world which they accidentally enter whilst hiding in a wardrobe. They experience excitement, curiosity and fear as they enter the new, mysterious world. Throughout this story the children undertake numerous challenges in order to protect each other and meet new people and creatures whilst exploring the wonders of this new, mysterious place.

Welcome back! Since returning, we've been revisiting our rules for keeping everyone safe and healthy and have been practising our routines, how we show care and respect for our environment and re-establishing friendships. 
We have been taking learning outdoors and making great use of the outdoors, especially the Wild Tribe space and have been initiating our new lines of enquiry which have informed continuous provision. We have discovered frog spawn in our school pond and have collected a batch to watch closely in the classroom. The children have been learning about the life-cycle of a frog and thinking about how living things change. We've shown a huge emergent interest in bees and have been eager to find out where they live, what they eat and how they survive. We've also been exploring colour using paint to create some beautiful spring inspired paintings for someone special. In the coming weeks we will be consolidating our maths learning of numbers to ten and beginning to explore teen numbers. We have also been thinking about number bonds to ten and adding different quantities together. 


Bishop Bronescombe CofE School, Boscoppa Road, St Austell, PL25 3DT
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