How Many Colours in a Rainbow?

This topic develops children’s curiosity, understanding and knowledge about colour in the natural and man-made world. At the heart of this topic is exploring ideas around colours in nature including pattern and camouflage.  Throughout their experiences children should, as part of small or large groups, take turns to share ideas, conversations and materials, understanding that playing and working together can help them get on better, build good relationships and develop thinking.

Communication & Language:

  • Extended sentences; speaking with ‘and’
  • Connecting and extending ideas
  • Asking and answering questions

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

  • Negotiating and finding a compromise/solution
  • Taking turns
  • Aware of their own and other’s feelings


  • Fairy stories
  • Developing vocabulary
  • Story structure


  • Weight
  • Patterns
  • Time
  • Counting forwards and backwards
  • Finding half


  • Creating movement and dance

Understanding the World:

  • Growing from a seed
  • Animals in the school environment
  • Exploring flowers
  • Investigating change

Expressive Arts and Design:

  • Colour mixing
  • Collage
  • 3d models