Safety Syd's Visit

CfE Experiences and Outcomes

I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others and to reduce the potential for harm when possible. HWB 0-16a.

By exploring my local community, I have discovered the different roles people play and how they can help. SOC 0-16a.

1. Connecting the Learning - Introduce the character of Safe Syd, telling the class he’s a young teddy bear who lives in Scotland. When he grows up he wants to be a fire fighter. In this activity we are going to see Safe Syd visit a Fire Station and learn about the fire fighters’ equipment and about being safe with fire. Ask the class, ‘Has anyone visited a fire station before?’ ‘What do you remember about it?’
   
2. Sharing the Learning Outcomes -

• I can talk about some of the equipment and people at a fire station
• I can explain what to do if I find matches or lighters
• I can explain how often to check a smoke alarm
   
3. Active Learning - Use interactive whiteboard to watch ‘Safe Syd’s day at the Fire Station’ and follow discussion questions on the screen. See ideas for answers below.
   
4. Demonstrating Understanding - Ask the class to help you plan a Fire Station role play area. The children could work with a partner to ‘think, pair and share’ ideas for what sort of equipment they need, e.g. hoses, ladders, helmets, uniform, etc. If time and resources allow set up an area of the class or nursery for role play using the children’s ideas.

There is also an interactive jigsaw puzzle of a fire engine to play on the interactive whiteboard.
   
5. Review and Recall – ‘What have we learned?’ Ask the class what they remember about Safe Syd’s trip to the Fire Station. What would they do if they found matches or lighters? What can they tell you about having a smoke alarm?
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