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Mini Pioneering

Welcome to Rainbow Time Mini Pioneering!


Your child will spend the next 5 Friday afternoons with Mr Bird. We will be learning a new knot each week, and creating our very own book of knots which the children will be able to take home. When we have learnt our knots we will then have the opportunity to apply what we have learnt to create a range of structures and solve problems.



In the final showcase week you will be invited into school to work with your children to create a structure and be WOWED by their knot knowledge – put it in your diaries.

We are very much looking forward to our Rainbow Time sessions with your child and seeing you at the showcase event.





This week we  learnt how to    tie the half  hitch which enabled us to securely attach a  rope to a  cane. We    then learnt about lashings, in particular  the square  lashing. The children were    then challenged to build a    cube which could hold weight.



This week in Rainbow Time we  started to   create our    book    of knots. The children used these to     remind them how t tie knots and lashings    when creating their zip lines.



In   Rainbow Time this week, we   continued creating our  book of knots, adding in an example of a   square  lashing. We also learnt how to tie a   clove   hitch. We   discussed ways   to make sure   towers   are   strong and able to support   weight, and designed different ways   to create a   bridge.


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This week in Rainbow time, we worked in groups to start creating bridges from our plans. The children applied their knowledge of knots to build stable structures thinking about suitable designs.

Come back next week to see our finished bridges.

Next week we will be:

  • Finishing our bridges