Water safety: guidance, lessons and resources, KS2

Water safety: guidance, lessons and resources, KS2

Both lessons in this pack provide an age-appropriate understanding of potential hazards, how to manage emergency situations and keep safe. With the increased likelihood of flooding in the UK, the ‘flood alert’ lesson is particularly timely. Supporting pupils to keep safe in the environment is an important element of the PSHE education curriculum and contributes to safeguarding pupils from harm.

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'Canals and rivers' lesson

By the end of the lessons, pupils will be able to

  • identify hazards and hidden dangers near canals and rivers
  • explain how to keep safe near canals and rivers
  • demonstrate what to do if there is an incident or emergency

'Flood alert' lesson

By the end of the lessons, pupils will be able to

  • identify what a flood is and what causes a flood
  • explain the role of the Environment Agency in flood prevention and keeping people safe when floods occur
  • recognise flood hazards and warning signs
  • identify how to keep safe in the event of a flood
  • explain the steps people can take to be prepared for a flood

An accompanying Teacher Guide outlines how to plan the lessons into your PSHE curriculum, and provides advice on creating a safe learning environment for your pupils and signposting to additional support.


PSHE Association Subject Specialist Sally Martin said:
“These lesson plans are a welcome resource for teachers. Many children will be aware of, have seen or will have heard about floods and flooding around the UK. The ‘flood alert’ lesson helps them and their families to be better prepared, and to understand at their own level, the key messages from the Environment Agency. The lesson on canals and rivers is ideal for teaching key skills for managing pupils’ own and other’s safety. Pupils will enjoy these engaging and interesting lessons and teachers will enjoy delivering them too!”

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At a glance:


Resource type(s)

Guidance documents
Lesson plans

Subject(s)

Safety (including Physical and Online Safety)

Levels

Key Stage 2

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