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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Fire Building and Cooking Skills

Our children learn skills from  being able to talk about the safety rules of the WDPS fire pit to building a fire and cooking a range of meals.

Year 2 have been introduced to the flint and steel and have been learning how to create a spark with it.

Year 5/6 planned their own session of den building, litter picking, toasting marshmallows to make S’mores and making pizzas to be cooked on the open fire.

Year 6 have been making chocolate chip muffins on the fire using orange peels for the casings

Year 2 learning how to make pizza and cook it on the open fire

Year 5/6 have been learning how to build their own fire and light them successfully as part of their Life Skills Gold Award

Year 3/4 have been making pizzas, not to be deterred by the gusty wind, our children showed their understanding and resilience and still made them, however we cooked them indoors then ate them around the fire pit. They have also been gathering kindling needed to make a successful fire and ordering it according to its size

Year 3 have been practicing their fire safety at our fire pit, using the kettle to boil the water to make hot chocolate

Year 5/6 making bread twirls and cooking them on willow whips over the fire

Year 3/4 have been learning how to use a Kellie Kettle safely to boil the water to make hot chocolate

Year 4 have been practicing their fire safety at our fire pit, using the kettle to boil the water to make hot chocolate

Pizza Making and Fire Safety

Years 3 to 6 have been working on their fire safety is our Bushcraft Area. They have prepared their pizzas using hygiene and safety guidelines, then the pizzas have been baked on the fire.  Even the cold and rain did not deter their incredible resilience. Each year group enjoyed their session and especially their pizzas 

Year 6 have been learning how to create a spark using a flint and steel to start a fire

Year 4 have been learning how to toast marshmallows, using fresh cut willow whips

Our children in Year 5 have been toasting Marshmallows on the fire using fresh cut willow whips for skewers.

Year 5/6 Learning how to make Chocolate Chip Muffins And Chocolate Bananas: cooking them on the fire

Our children in Year 5 have been learning how to build and start a fire using tinder and kindling found around our Bushcraft Area as part of our LSCA

Our children in Year 5 have been preparing and cooking Chocolate Bananas on the fire.

Year 3 Learning How To Make A Fire Then Toasting Marshmallows On It Using Fresh Cut Willow Whips As Skewers

Year 5/6 Learning How To Use A Flint And Steel

Year 5/6 Making Chocolate Banana Boats And Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins on a Fire

Year 6 Showing How To Use The Fire Pit Safety Rules

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