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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.

Debate Club

Year 6 took part in their first debate competition this week.

The competition was held at Saltaire Primary and Rainbow competed against children from Heaton St Barnabus.

Both teams used powerful arguments and were able to debate for and against the topic convincingly.


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February 9, 2017

Helping The police

This week year 6 children have been helping the police to reduce the congestion around school. Please remember to park safely when dropping children off in the morning. It is often extremely busy and we want to keep our children safe when entering and leaving school. Why not use our new car park on Portland street and start the day with a breath of fresh air.


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BRI visit

Year 6 had a fantastic visit to the BRI to complete the I.M.P.S program. We had a tour of the hospital and used their machines to more accurately measure our heart rate. We learned what to do if we find someone unconscious and how to keep ourselves safe when trying to help others. We learned how to do CPR if someone is not breathing or if they are breathing, how to put them in the recovery position. We know how to treat burns and electrocutions and how to stay safe on the roads. The children were an asset to our school, I am very proud of you.


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January 29, 2017

Heart Dissection

As part of our science topic ‘Healthy Bodies’ we have been learning about the heart. Today we dissected a lamb’s heart to see the four chambers and the blood vessels that transport blood to and from the heart.


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January 21, 2017

Byrony Pritchard

Yesterday year 6 had the opportunity to work with artist Byrony Pritchard. She brought some sculptures for us to look at and we investigated how to make different sculptures with our bodies, trying to make the smallest holes possible and consider how to express different words through sculpture. We also thought about how art can have different meanings and tell a story. Back in class we then completed our own sketches and plans for sculptures, explaining the meaning or story behind them. Year 6 are learning that creative artwork is personal and meaningful rather than being right or wrong, good or bad. We look forward to working with Bryony again on our special trip to the Hepworth Art Gallery in Wakefield. 


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