St Andrew's C of E (VA) Primary


Keeping Safe Week in Reception

This week in Reception, we have been sharing our experiences and knowledge about how to stay safe.  I have been very impressed with the knowledge children already understand about how to keep themselves safe, cross the road safely, use technology appropriately and what they need for a healthy, happy body. On Wednesday, we had a visit from Hitchin Fire Service.  The firefighters talked to us about their job and some experiences of when they needed to rescue people or their pets!  We learned the proper names for the clothes they wear in an emergency.  We then had a go at using the water hose and explored the fire engine too!   This inspired us to make our role play into a fire station and create our own fire engine and emergency equipment as well – great fun!  The next day, we had a visit from Mr Thompson to talk to us about the police service.  We learned to call 999 when there is an emergency and the kind of information we would need to know so that the emergency services can find us and help us get home.  We talked about the different kinds of transport the police use and had the opportunity to explore and try on some of Mr Thompson’s uniform.  Thank you so much for such worthwhile and hands-on visits, they really helped the children to put their learning and understanding into context.