Forest School Streatham – December

December is the perfect month for making seasonal crafts to decorate our homes.

We learnt how to use different varieties of Willow to weave stars, and create a circular base for our Wreaths…

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To make these lovely tree decorations we built upon our tool-use skills, trying out different types of hand drill, and safe use of saws…

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Practising their skills from the tree decoration activity, some children also made their own wood cookies pendants and leaf presses…

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Winter is also the perfect season to practise safe fire use: we’ve learnt about the ‘fire triangle’, methods of fire-lighting, fire-building for heat and cooking, and ways to put a fire out.

We experimented with different fire structures, such as the ‘waffle’ below…

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Needless to say, we ended the last session in December with an indulgent feast of baked bananas stuffed with chocolate buttons and mini marshmellows 🙂

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What a great 2014…here’s to 2015!

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