These are just a few of the rainbows they’ve made during this past two weeks of lockdown. We want to say a huge thank you to all the key workers who are working hard to keep us safe.


Some of our rainbow art:


  • Coloured card or paper
  • Hand made letter stencils
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • White tac


First of all, Ioan and Finn decided what message they wanted on the window. They picked a quote from Maya Angelou and set out the letter stencils in order.

When they started running out of letter stencils, they used some of our wooden letters to help them keep track. Ioan then started drawing round the stencils, using pink lower case letters for all of the words apart from colourful upper case letters in ‘RAINBOW’. Next we cut them out.

Ioan directed where all of the letters and pictures should be stuck, while Finn balanced our Grimm’s rainbows on some bricks. He worked out he needed to raise them up so they could be seen clearly from outside.

Once they had finished their window display, they loved waving at the neighbours as they came to look at them.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Physical development

ELG 04 – Moving and handling:

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively.

Expressive arts and design

ELG 16 – Exploring and using media and materials:

Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

Understanding the world

ELG 14 – The world:

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.