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 Bites and Stings Home Learning Pack (doc) - 164 KB
  • KS2 Bites and Stings Lesson Plan (doc) - 157 KB
  • KS2 Bites and Stings Presentation (ppt) - 7.42 MB
  • KS2 A20 Bites and Stings Charades (doc) - 1.09 MB
  • KS2 A21 Five Things That Bite (doc) - 425 KB
  • KS2 Your Turn Severe Allergic Reaction (ppt) - 344 KB
  • KS2 Your Turn Stings (ppt) - 860 KB
  • KS2 Your Turn Tick Bites (ppt) - 539 KB
  • KS2 Your Turn Treating Bites (ppt) - 1.1 MB

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

  1. ensure the safety of themselves and others
  2. assess a casualty’s condition calmly and identify an allergic reaction to a bite or sting
  3. comfort and reassure a casualty who has been bitten or stung
  4. seek medical help if required.

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