This afternoon Year 3 learnt how to use a fire steel. When building camp fires as part of forest school, a fire steel is used to safely start a fire. Today year 3 created a ‘spark’ using a fire steel. A simple activity but one that requires skill, perseverance and patience.
Children took turns using the fire steel under close supervision. Some needed a few attempts to create a spark, learning the correct way to hold the fire steel and the angle in which to strike it too. Others created a spark on the first attempt!
Children chose a special stick and then tied natural objects (which they thought to be precious or interesting) to it using colourful wool and string.
This is still proving to be very popular amongst the year 3 children with worms and slugs being a particular favourite!
Mini Den Building
One pupil in particular is enjoying developing her skill in this area. This week she created a washing line and a washing basket made from sticks with the help of some friends. Very impressive! Other children were also inspired to build their own mini dens.