Colours of the Rainbow - Autumn Term

Colours of the Rainbow - Autumn Term

WOW Lesson

A topic fuelled by creativity. Rainbows are a wonderful way to learn about colour recognition and the whole world around us. We see colour every day, it's everywhere we go. This topic will unleash children's artistic skills and support them in making their own masterpieces!



  • Communication and Language
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Understanding the World
  • ELG: Creating with Materials
  • ELG: People, Culture and Communities
  • ELG: Speaking
  • ELG: Writing
  • ELG: Fine Motor Skills
  • ELG: Number
  • ELG: Numerical Patterns
  • ELG: Managing Self
  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function
  • Describe their immediate environment using knowledge from observation, discussion, stories, non-fiction texts and maps
  • Participate in small group, class and one-to-one discussions, offering their own ideas, using recently introduced vocabulary
  • Write recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed
  • Hold a pencil effectively in preparation for fluent writing – using the tripod grip in almost all cases
  • Subitise (recognise quantities without counting) up to 5
  • Verbally count beyond 20, recognising the pattern of the counting system
  • Share their creations, explaining the process they have used
  • Manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs, including dressing, going to the toilet and understanding the importance of healthy food choices
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