Lesson 7: Safety at home

Learning about hazards in the home and how to avoid these dangers.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand that there are dangers at home and how these can be avoided.

Statutory guidance

  • The National Curriculum states that ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)’

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: In the Activity: Possible hazards, the children could circle things that might be a hazard and draw pictures to show what might happen. – for example, circle the kettle, and draw it falling off the cooker.

Pupils working at greater depth: In the Activity: Possible hazards the children should be challenged  also to describe how the hazards could be minimised as they identify them in the room.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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