Fires and firefighters
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Fan the flames of children’s imagination this month with our exciting cross-curricular topic about fire.
Fire role-play area (KS1/KS2)
This topic provides a lovely opportunity for a fire station role-play area, which could be further sectioned into an office, a kitchen and an equipment room. In the middle, attached floor to ceiling, you could have a fireman’s pole made from long poster tubes taped together and covered with silver foil.
In the office, children could use a keyboard, phone and diary to book in visits and to log emergency calls. They could use a map to find incident locations.
The kitchen area would provide an opportunity to explore different aspects of healthy eating, and children could design menus. You could set up fitness challenges with sand timers to encourage young firefighters to be active and to develop coordination and gross motor skills.
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Published 11 August 2015
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