Fire Safety education is a key part of the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service’s commitment to the safety of our community. Central to this is our comprehensive education programme which focuses on personal fire safety and domestic fire safety. Ultimately, all children will receive this valuable information and knowledge as part of their ‘lifelong learning’ during their time within Key Stages 1 and 2. By teaching them these important lessons at an early age, we hope they will gain the knowledge to become safer adults. Children also take the fire safety messages home with them, teaching their parents about smoke alarms and fire safety.
Fire and Rescue staff visit primary schools and middle schools across the Island to deliver key fire safety messages to children in Year 2 and Year 5. The programme links in with the National Curriculum non-statutory guidelines for PSHE (Personal Social and Health Education) and Citizenship. The learning objectives for Year 2 are:
In Year 5, children are taught:
At the end of this page are two workbooks that are given to the children in order to enhance and consolidate the learning objectives. The activities are linked to the National Curriculum’s programmes of study for Literacy and Numeracy. The pages can be downloaded for children to use.