Welcome to Rainbow Class Autumn 2021!

We are delighted to be back and raring to go!

What do we do in Reception?

We have lots and lots of fun and magical learning in a beautiful, enabling environment. We offer a balance of interactive key skills sessions; group interactive activities and dedicated hour long child-led learning through play experiences twice a day.  We are all-weathers, indoors and outdoors every day, with our own forest right on the doorstep! 

Look below to see what we've been up to already!


Rainbow Class Daily Routine
08:50-09:00Meet and greet (all children welcomed into school and independently sign in.
09:00-09:40Dough Disco/Squiggle whilst you Wiggle-Carpet time (calendar, weather, news)
09:45-10:45Magic time (learning through play)
10:45-11:00Pick up time
11:45-12:45Lunch time
12:45-13:30Carpet time (maths)
13:30-14:30Magic time
14:30-14:45Tidy up time
14:45-15:10Story time

Home time



We carefully design our curriculum so that it offers exciting and inspiring opportunities for all children to learn and develop. Although we have overarching themes, these are not rigid and we will follow children's interests when they arise. Our curriculum overview for this year can be found below.                                                            

Meet The Team

Mrs Ayed - EYFS Lead and Reception Teacher

Born in Leeds, Mrs Ayed has taught in primary schools in Leeds, York and in Selby over the last 15 years. This is her sixth year at Barwic Parade in Selby. Prior to teaching, she was in the Public Relations industry. Mrs Ayed has two grown-up daughters and two young grandchildren. She loves languages and can speak French, Spanish and some Arabic, as well as doing accents too! As a child, Mrs Ayed fell in love with Enid Blyton’s collection of magical adventures in ‘The Faraway Tree’ and still loves reading these to her class to this day. If she hadn’t been lucky enough to become a teacher, Mrs Ayed would have loved to have been an actress. She hopes to write a story one day! A lover of the moon, stars and rainbows, Mrs Ayed especially loves being outdoors and sharing her love of nature with the children.

Mr Snowdon - Reception Advanced Teaching Assistant

Mr Snowdon is from East Yorkshire and has worked at Barwic Parade for over 3 years and has worked in early years care and education for ten years. He currently lives with his family and likes to spend most of his spare magic time being with his lovely friends. Mr Snowdon loves nature so you can often find him going on long walks in the forests or trudging around wide spread fields. Growing up, Mr Snowdon’s favourite story was and still is ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!’, he also loves ‘The Cat in the Hat’ as it such a happy story filled with colour and joy. If Mr Snowdon hadn’t had the opportunity to work in early years education, he thinks he would have been a nurse as he loves to take care of people and show love.

Mr Crump - PPA Teacher - Thursday Afternoon

Mr Crump lives with his wife and two children in York. He has been teaching for 10 years and it hasn’t stopped his love of teaching! He spends his spare time building Lego with his two boys, making music on his computer and occasionally has been known to DJ a bit.

Before teaching he worked in computing, and is a dab hand with any computer issues. He has also been known to design the odd website. He grew up in Cambridge and has been making his way north since then - York has been his home for the last 12 years - along with stops in Lincoln and Bradford along the way. He loves travelling abroad with his family, especially for the food!

Mr Crump grew up with a love of comics, and has recently been rewatching all the Marvel films in order with his children. He loves the books of Oliver Jeffers and in particular his book “Stuck”.