Who is this lesson for?

This lesson is suitable for pupils in Key Stage 3. The topic of choking is explored in greater depth than in Key Stage 2.

What is included in the lesson?

The teaching resources include:

  • KS3 Choking Lesson Plan (doc) - 162 KB
  • KS3 Choking Presentation (ppt) - 17.3 MB
  • KS3 A37 What's Wrong (doc) - 588 KB
  • KS3 A38 Choking Word Filler Adult and Child Causes (doc) - 342 KB
  • KS3 A38 Word Filler (doc) - 320 KB
  • KS3 A39 Choking Poster (ppt) - 680 KB
  • KS3 Your Turn Choking (ppt) - 568 KB

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

  1. identify a casualty who is choking
  2. provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
  3. seek medical help if required.

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Choking baby

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