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A fun and Firey Day!

Another lovely busy time in Forest School for Larches and Maples. This week the children looked closely at a real nest (and an egg!) made by a robin…it was much smaller than the swan’s nest in the Stickman story. Before long, lots of different sized and shaped nests had appeared across the site, all with their own special features and ideas.

Both classes had previously enjoyed using the tarpaulins to make shelters, so these were available for the children to use if they wanted to. Larches decided to work together on their’s….they worked very well as a team.

In Maples, one very determined young man worked hard on his shelter, using the obstacle course to hold it up!

Also this week, some children had the opportunity to use the fire strikers for the first time to make mini ‘Fairy-fires’ They had to understand and demonstrate how to use them properly and needed to follow our fire safety rules. Lots of learning took place as they observed and discussed in which order to add the different sized sticks, how to keep the fire going, how it went out and how to keep safe.

To finish off their session, both classes enjoyed helping to make hot chocolate, by feeding the fire beneath the Kelly Kettle.

This weeks Superstars!

2 Responses to “A fun and Firey Day!”

  1. Darby Family says:

    What fantastic forest work Maples &a Larches. Charlie told us all about it and how he built the shelter and how he made the nest with his friends. He said the hot chocolate was the best bit!

    • Deb Smith says:

      I think lots of children in Larches and Maples would agree…hot chocolate is always the best bit! Especially when we’ve made it outside.

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