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Mellor St Mary CE Primary School

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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

Right Start – Stage Three

During the Autumn term, year two pupils take part in stage three of their right start training.  This is taught through use of pictorial aids, discussions and practical activities at the roadside, under the supervision of approved trainers.  The three right start sessions for year two are entitled: ‘Look’, ‘Listen’ and ‘Safer Places’. The following teaching points are covered, which parents are encouraged to reinforce out of school:

 

Look

• Pupils learn the importance of making themselves highly visible when out near roads and how they can do this by wearing something bright, flourescent or reflective.

• Pupils learn to observe and understand vehicle signals, such as orange indicator lights, white reverse lights, red brake lights, and the related vehicle manoeuvres.

 

Listen

• Pupils reinforce how important it is to listen carefully before crossing the road.

• Pupils learn that vehicle sounds vary and that we may not always identify the type of vehicle correctly from what we hear.

 

Safer Places

• Pupils learn the importance of, whenever possible, crossing away from parked cars.

• Pupils discuss the range of safer places available for use when crossing roads, such as: pelican crossings, puffin crossings, zebra crossings, traffic islands, footbridges and subways.

 

Throughout the lessons, it is reinforced that young children should always be accompanied by an adult when near roads.

 

Fire Safety
Fire officers from The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service come into school to discuss the importance of fire safety in the home.
 
Pupils listen to the fire officers, watch a DVD and take part in role play activities to help them to learn the following points:
 

  • Every home should have a smoke alarm fitted with a working battery.
  • Every home should have a fire plan, which each household member knows about and has practised.
  • Pupils should know their address and any nearby landmarks to give as information if they ever have to phone 999.
  • If pupils discover a fire, they should shout to raise the alarm, get all the family together and, if possible, get out of the house by crawling along the floor, if necessary, to avoid any smoke.
  • Throughout the house, doors should be closed at night to stop any fire and smoke from spreading quickly.
  • If thinking about opening a door in a house with a fire, firstly listen for fire and then check if the fire is on the other side by feeling the door and the door handle for heat with the back of your hand.
  • If people are trapped upstairs by a fire, they should get together in one room, close the door, block out any smoke and open the windows.  If there is a telephone in the room, they should phone 999, or if not they should shout to raise the alarm. If possible they should wait in the room for the fire brigade.  Only as a last resort, should they jump out of the window onto a soft landing. 
  • Once out of the house, stay out and certainly do not go back in to save any pets or possessions.

 
If any parents do not have a working smoke alarm in their home, they can contact The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, who will fit a smoke alarm for them for free.

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