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Forest School

Welcome to Forest School!  Please visit this page to see copies of letters that have been sent out, dates, and photos of what we have been up to!

It was Mr Owen's birthday, so we had a fire and toasted marshmallows!

We used a fire steel to make a fire

In small groups, the children used a fire steel to make a small fire.  Initially setting fire to a piece of cotton wool.  Next they added Vaseline to another piece of cotton wool, which allowed them to add small amounts of fuel.
During this activity the children had to:
•    remember the safety protocols
•    use team working skills including taking turns and talking to each other
•    deal with set backs and persevere to achieve the desired outcome
•    help each other and celebrate success.
And it was great fun too!  We also got to swing in a hammock.

Fire safety - 18th January 2017

During this session the children were shown how to safely light and extinguish a candle using a match.  This activity was done one-to-one with an adult.  The purpose of the activity was to:

  • help develop resilience, as many children find this action quite hard to master'
  • help develop listening skills and following multi-part instructions, and
  • give children an understanding of the safety measures needed around matches, candles and fire.


The activity is a precursor to using a fire steel.

This week we used leaves to make a picture - we worked with a partner

We collected leaves and used them creatively

We played a game with sticks!

This game helps children learn about co-operation, communication and perseverance.  It's also good fun!

Bath & Wells MAT