- Topic: PSHE – fire safety around the home.
- Literacy: Writing paragraph 2 for the formal firefighter inspection (LIVE on Teams at 11:30)
- Topic (2) – Reversible changes
Topic: PSHE fire safety around the house
Good morning, Year 4. We are having a switch around today, you know how we like to keep you on your toes and keep learning interesting!
This morning, the topic session is going to link in with the writing session with Miss Housley. You MUST do the PSHE session before your writing.
Yesterday, we introduced the idea of you taking the role of a fire inspector Your job today is to give fire safety advice based on the evidence around your home.
Now usually, fires in a home are accidental and can often occur when the house is left alone due to hazardous items left out unattended.
Can you think of anything that may be a danger that is in your house? Below I have bullet pointed a few ideas for you guys to check out at home.
Task 1: Make a list of fire hazards around the house.
- Do you have a fire place? Is there anything surrounding it that could easily burn?
- Do you have a chip pan? Is it stored safely?
- Microwave? Does it have anything sat on top of it that could set on fire?
- Smoke alarms? ARE THEY WORKING!? When did the batteries get changed?
- Are there candles around your house? Are they on dishes or trays?
- Are there any fairy lights hung up? Are they left on when no one is in the room?
- is your tumble dryer covered in clothes that will make it get hot?
Take a good look at the posters above and the safety leaflet. Make a list of hazards and anything else you spot as they will come in handy for recommendations in your second paragraph.
Task 2: Draw a map of your house (a floor plan) and add the location of the hazards and smoke alarms.
Your floor plan may look similar to the one attached below. However, you guys must add in the hazards. You may wish to use a key or a labelled diagram to show the hazards.
Once you have completed the above tasks you may move on to your literacy task.
- Firstly, you guys are going to teach me how to write my opening paragraph, explaining that I am a fire marshall who will be coming to inspect my classroom tomorrow for fire hazards!
- Secondly, we are going to plan and start to write paragraph 2. This is the main body of the letter so this is where we will put most of the work and use all of the topic knowledge about fire safety around the home that you have learned this morning.
If you cannot make the 11:30 a.m. meeting or if you have not had the chance to do your topic work this morning…DON’T PANIC!
We will post the examples onto the blog that we come up with in the classroom to give you chance to see what your paragraph 2 could be like and let you work on it in your own time.
Today we are going to look at what damage wildfires cause and whether this is a reversible or irreversible change!
Fires cause things to burn, so here are some slides explaining what burning does in a little more detail!:
Task 1:Now can you sort these into your books using the worksheets and table below. Write this up in your topic book side of your books!