Dangers of Fire

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 2-16a.

1. Connecting the Learning - Ask the class to think back to the deliberate fire setting lesson. Explain that they learned about the consequences of deliberately setting a fire, they are now going to learn about the dangers of fire.


Sharing the Learning Outcomes -
• I understand the dangers of fire, including how quickly it can spread
• I understand the dangers of smoke
3. Active Learning - Use the interactive whiteboard to play the ‘Dangers of Fire’ activity. Pupils should work in pairs or as individuals to write the amount of minutes they think it has taken for the fire to get to the stage it has in each picture.

Question to ask include:

a. Did it surprise you how quickly the fire spread? Why?
b. What do you think the other dangers of fire could be (smoke)
c. What small things could you do to help prevent and accidental fire occurring in your home?
4. Demonstrating Understanding - In the same groups, ask the class to come up with a song/poem/rap that highlights some of the dangers of fire and how to stay safe. Pupils can stick to one fire hazard or use several.
5. Review and Recall - Pupils could perform the song to the rest of the class. It would be useful if their peers asked them questions about their song/rap/poem.
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