Think Before You Start - Discuss

When have you been near to a fire?

Have you ever seen a fire out of control?

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Quick-Fire Questions

  1. What is fire safety and why is it important?
  2. How can you reduce the likelihood of a fire breaking out in your home?
  3. Describe your escape route in the event of a fire in your home.
  4. Describe some fire safety measures in your school.

Key Words -
Can you use them in a sentence?

Fire: the destructive burning of something, giving out light, very high heat and smoke.

Fire exit (or emergency exit): a designated safe route out of a building in the event of a fire occuring.

Be The Teacher -
Fix this broken sentence!

fire safety includes things like checking smoke alarms, practising emergency exist and taking steps to stop fires from ever braking out

Stretch Yourself...

Write a diary entry from the point of view of a firefighter on their first day.

Go Create...

For a younger year group, design an advertising campaign of how and why we should be safe around fire.

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