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Fire fun…

It was Maples last session this week, and they celebrated their term at Forest School with marshmallow smores cooked over a fire!

First, everyone had a turn at using the fire steel to make a spark.

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Before lighting the fire, Mrs. Smith explained what a fire needs to make it work. Maples looked at and talked about tinder (which is very thin and easily lit) and kindling (thin sticks) and  Mrs. Smith showed the children the different sized sticks they would need to find to add to the fire to keep it going. Then off they all went in search of sticks! Maples were brilliant at this, finding sticks of the correct length, with a good ‘snap’ to prove they were dry and were able to sort them into the different thicknesses we needed.

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The fire was lit…then everyone took turns to carefully add some sticks to it.

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Once the fire had died down, we toasted marshmallows…and made smores from them by putting them between two biscuits. Yummy!

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To make the fire safe, we all poured a cup of water over the embers to cool them down. As they did this, the children told us their Forest School ‘best bit’!

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Lastly, everyone was awarded with their own special medal…superstar bug hunter, superstar trolley puller, superstar worm-holder to name but a few. There were big cheers and laughter as the children correctly (they clearly know one another’s skills well!) guessed which medal belonged to which child.

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