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 to 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.
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