The challenges this week encourage the children to think about what skills they may need, which mindset they might adopt and how they might change their ideas if the one they are using is not working. Each year group also have their 6 strands target as a focus.
S.O.S rescue. Using a dummy (Raymond), the children had to figure a way of getting him to the round house to get first aid as he has a serious injury to left leg, left shoulder and lower back. They cannot use their hands to grab him but they can have a blanket to help carry him. There was also a supplies bag that had to go with him. Once at the round house they will reflect on the task and what they would to differently.
What was the most difficult task?
What problems did you come across?
How did you solve them?
First Aid. The children needed to think about when they should carry out first aid for cuts and bruises. This session covered minor and major injuries, cuts bites and stings.
When would you call 999?
What could cause an allergic reaction?
Can you show someone else how to put on a bandage until professional help arrives?
Float the Boat. Using the surrounding resources (sticks, leaves, grass) and loom bands, this challenge involved making a structure that would float and hold at least 10 multi links.
Did you work in a team or individually?
How well did your boat float?
Did you have to make any adjustments to improve your boat?
Noodle Soup. In groups of 5 the children had to get across the ‘lava’ with a noodle. Each group has 3 stools and 10 noodles. Only one person can touch one noodle at a time and only one noodle on a stool at a time. If either a person or a noodle touches the ground they are out of the game.
How well did your team communicate to each other?
Did all your team get across?
What problems did you encounter?
Would you do anything differently if you did this again?
Catch- Risk Assessment. This is about whether risk outweighs caution. In pairs the children decide where they are going to stand (A=1, B=2 C=3). After deciding who is catching and throwing, they have 2 minutes to count their successful catches. After totting up the scores (lowest wins), they discuss the outcome and replay if time allows.
What did you think, risk or caution?