Lesson 8: People who help to keep us safe

Learning about people in the local community whose jobs are to help to keep us safe

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand that there are people in the local community who help to keep us safe.

Statutory guidance

  • The PSHE Association advises: Health and Wellbeing > Keeping safe > KS1 > H33 About the people whose job it is to help keep us safe.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could use the Activity: Job description – Support version, which includes a word bank to help write the job description.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to include more detail within the job description perhaps drawing on their own research in books or online.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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