Y2’s Visit to Birley Moor Fire Station

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We are learning all about Safety at school this week. To help us to kick off this topic, we had a trip to the fire station on Birley Moor Road. We have been learning about firefighters as part of our Great Fire of London topic as well.

We took the tram from school and it was so exciting. We were thinking about all of the things that we might see at the fire station or the questions we could ask.

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When we arrived, we met Nic who had been a fire-fighter for 10 years. She asked us if we knew what a fire-fighter did. We found out that a fire-fighter didn’t just put out fires.

Did you know that firefighters:

  • Put fires out
  • Rescue animals if they are stuck
  • Help if people have been involved in road accidents
  • Put smoke alarms into people’s homes
  • Rescue people if they are drowning or are stuck in water
  • Help out in emergencies

Nic then showed us some of the equipment that she uses and needs to wear if she gets called out to an emergency.

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After that, Nic and her team took us on a tour around the fire station. We saw lots of fire engines and all of the tools that fire-fighters might need to use. Jim showed us where the emergency call comes through. Some of the tools that the fire-fighters have to use are really heavy – you need to be strong if you want to be a fire-fighter.

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Just before it was time to go back to school, we got a special treat. We were allowed to use the fire hose and squirt water, imagining that we were real-life fire-fighters putting out a fire.

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We had the best fun!

Thank you to everyone at Birley Moor Fire Station for making your visit amazing! Thank you to all of our parents and helpers who came with us on the trip too! Without your help, we wouldn’t have been able to go.

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Safety Week 2018

This week, we have been looking at how to stay safe. We can do this in lots of different ways.

It was Internet Safety Day on Tuesday 6th February and we read the stories PenguinPig and MonkeyCow by Stuart Spendlow and Amy Bradley.

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These books help us to know that we shouldn’t talk to strangers online as they might be pretending to be someone that they aren’t and that passwords need to be kept secret.

We used Purple Mash on the laptops to create our own rules for staying safe online.

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In the afternoons, we swapped classrooms with Ruby class to learn more about staying safe.

With Miss Varley, we have been learning all about how to stay safe on the road.

STOP, LOOK,  LISTEN, THINK, HOLD HANDS

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WIth Miss Mason, we looked at different ways to stay safe at school, online and with our personal hygiene.

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To find out more about staying safe online, click here to check out our school’s blog for online safety.

KS1 Safety Day

This week, we have been learning all about how to keep safe. We moved around the different classrooms and learnt about safety in different ways from all of the KS1 teachers.

First we went to work with Miss Duddle and we were learning all about how to keep safe with our bodies. Exercise is very important to keep us fit and healthy. We also learnt about eating the right kinds of foods to help us to keep fit and healthy.

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Next we went to work with Miss Mason and she taught us about how to keep safe in school and around the house.

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After that, we went to work with Mrs Wells and learnt what we need to do in an emergency. We used role play to act out different scenarios.

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Finally we worked with Miss Varley to learn all about fire safety. We learnt that there are good and bad types of fire. We practised how to STOP, DROP and ROLL if we were ever in a situation where our clothes were on fire and then we worked together as a class to create some fire safety rules. These are proudly displayed in the classroom. Have a look next time you come in.

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How to continue the learning at home:

  • Speak to your child about how to stay safe around the home.
  • What are the differences between good and bad fire?

 

An ambulance in school

In school, we are looking at Safety Week and we had an extra special treat to kick off the week.

Donald from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service came to school with his ambulance to help us to learn how to keep safe.

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Donald told us all about the special uniform that he has to wear and how it keeps him safe.

Then it was our turn to go and explore the ambulance.

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It was different to how we imagined it was as many of us had never been in an ambulance before. If it was a real-life emergency, Donald would have taken us to the hospital to make sure that we were ok.

We were able to ask questions to find out more about the ambulance.

  • How fast can an ambulance travel?
  • Does the ambulance make a noise?
  • Who looks after you on an ambulance?

Donald was able to answer all of our questions and he even let us listen to the siren on the ambulance. It was very loud and it would make us get out of the way in an emergency.

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We had a brilliant time today. Thank you Donald.

Keep your eyes peeled on the blog for other safety week activities.