Y6 S.Hawking

July 21, 2017

Leavers Assembly

It was an emotional Leavers Assembly this morning where the children took time to reflect on their time at Rainbow and say their individual thank yous. The children have grown so much during their time here and have each been a credit to our school. We wish them well in the future. Here is the poem that was inside their cards:


This time has been so special,

We’ve watched you learn and grow,

But now the time has come for you,

To spread your wings and go.


So hold your head up proudly,

We know that you’ll go far.

Just be that special person,

That we all know you are.


Y6 Production

Thank you to everyone who helped and supported our year 6 production of Aladdin Trouble, it was great to see so many parents and carers. The children made me so proud with their incredible singing and acting skills, perhaps we will be seeing some of them on larger stages in the future. A special thank you to Miss Amreen for making our gorgeous Aladdin lamp and Miss Alia for the awesome scenery. Sadly most of the photographs haven’t come out due to the reduced lighting.


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Kingswood residential

Year 6 enjoyed a fabulous residential to Kingswood. We packed so many activities into just 3 days: archery, zip wire, 3G swing, Lazer tag, bouldering, problem solving and everyone’s favourite – raft building. We were blessed by incredible weather and I was so proud of all the children who pushed themselves out of their comfort zone and tried something that was a little bit scary (and a lot of fun too).​


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The Great Rainbow Bake Off

This week year 6 have had ‘The Great Rainbow Bake Off’. We have learned a lot of new skills – including how to break and egg and how to wash up! Some excellent cakes and buns have been created, it was almost impossible to pick a winner.


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Animation Project

This week year 6 have been​ completing a stop motion animation project. We have used i can animate on the computers to animate some of reception’s favourite toys and have created our own ‘morph’ style plastercine characters to animate using the tablets.


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July 20, 2017


This week year ​6 have been developing their business skills, learning about profit and loss and the effectiveness of advertising. We worked in small business teams making popcorn, iced biscuits, chocolate biscuits, pencils toppers, bracelets and stress balls. We have raised over £100 for charity. Well done Year 6 and thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising effort.


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July 19, 2017

Spelling Competition

We are proud to announce we had our first Super Speller Competition this year at Rainbow. Well done to all the children who worked hard all year to learn their weekly spellings. We had three rounds in the competition and finally arrived at one overall winner from each year group. The winners won a trophy, prize and certificate. We now have a big trophy in school which will be updated with the winners’ names annually. Do YOU have what it takes to be a Super Speller next year? 


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July 10, 2017

Cycle Relay

Year 6 pupils from Rainbow Primary School took part in Bradford Schools’ Yorkshire Tour cycle relay.

Around 72 children from 12 schools across the Bradford district are took part in a cycling relay as part of national Bike Week.

The Schools’ Yorkshire Tour relay had pupils from primary schools passing a baton over 35 miles of the 395km (245 miles) route.

The event has been organised by the ten Yorkshire local authorities in partnership with Sustrans and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and supported by YPO.

Rainbow Primary School were part of  Stage 12.

At 8.30am  pupils from Byron Primary School, cycled down the Leeds Bradford Cycle Superhighway passing the baton to pupils from Rainbow Primary School, Bradford in City Park.

Pupils from Rainbow Primary school rode through the city centre, along cycle ways and onto Gaisby Lane where pupils from Sandal Primary School took the baton.


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March 17, 2017

Bolling Hall

Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic writing day at Bolling Hall. We began by writing scary ghost stories in the haunted bedroom; trying to create atmosphere and evoke fear from our vocabulary. We considered how to punctuate our stories so that they could be read aloud effectively. In the afternoon we worked with a professional storyteller to explore the story of the Bradford Boar and the Ghost of Bolling Hall.


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February 14, 2017

Hepworth Gallery Visit

Year 6 had a great day working with artist Bryony Pritchard. On our train journey we drew the moving landscapes and incorporated view finders and ‘holes’ into our artwork. At the Hepworth Gallery we explored art with our senses and completed collaborative art tasks. We used different drawing tools and communicated with each other in different ways. We explored how we can have different perspectives on artwork and that there is no right or wrong answer. We even smelt some of the art! 

Here are some quotes from the children:

“This trip has inspired me to go and make a sculpture.”

“I never knew there were so many different types of art gallery, and it wasn’t boring at all!”

“I feel closer to my friend because we experienced these things together with our senses.”

“I think I’d like to be an artist.”

“I didn’t know that some artwork uses mathematical reasoning”


Here are a few pictures of our day – I cant wait to see the rest of the ones from our professional photographer.