Welcome to Rainbow Time Mini Pioneering!
Your child will spend Friday afternoons this half term 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 our final Rainbow time session of this half term we applied what we had learnt so far to create a range of wonderful structures and completed our book of knots. We all had a fantastic time!
In our second mini pioneering session, we learnt to tie a half hitch and a square lashing. We practised these new skills and applied what we had learnt to make a cube.
In our first Rainbow Time session of this half term, the term mini pioneering was introduced. We learnt our first knot, which was the Reef Knot and created our first page of our own Book of Knots. We completed a challenge to build the highest free standing tower in 10 minutes. The tallest was 55 cm!
Next session we will be learning to tie a clove hitch and square lashing to create a cube.
In our final Rainbow Time of Autumn 1, we continued creating our bridges, working as a team applying what we had learnt about different knots.
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.
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 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.
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.