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Welcome to Forest School, Poplars!

Today, Poplars started their half-term of outdoor learning and Forest School. They were very excited to be out in the woods!

This small group spent theĀ  morning learning how to set and light a fire. They practised using a fire striker, then helped to collect different thicknesses of sticks, before independently lighting it (under the watchful eye of Mrs Smith) and working together to add sticks to the fire.

Once we stopped adding sticks, we watched as the fire died down, discussing the changing colours and watching the embers turn into ash. The children noticed that the embers were still very warm, so helped to put out the fire safely.

Elsewhere in the woods, the rest of Poplars were having a marvellous time learning about Viking longboats. They worked in teams to make their own longships, complete with a mast, a sail, a dragon head at the front (prow) of the ship and oars to row. They even made a plank for naughty Vikings to walk off! Once they’d finished, they took turns to raid the other team’s ship and steal their treasure!

What a great morning! We talked about what had made us proud, what we had enjoyed and what we’d like to do next week. We’re all looking forward to our next Forest School adventure…

 

 

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