Who is this lesson for?

This lesson is suitable for pupils in Key Stage 2.

What is included in the lesson?

The teaching resources include:

  • KS2 Allergies Home Learning Pack (doc) - 162 KB
  • KS2 Allergies lesson plan (doc) - 166 KB
  • KS2 Allergies Presentation (ppt) - 129 MB (contains video)

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By the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to:

  1. ensure the safety of themselves and others
  2. identify a casualty who is having an allergic reaction
  3. give first aid to a casualty who is having an allergic reaction
  4. seek medical help if required.

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