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Home Learning

happy new year! 

january challenges

Happy New Year! We hope you had a nice Christmas. This January, we want to teach your children all about the importance of smoke alarms. Working smoke alarms save lives so use the below activities to teach your little ones how important they are.

You can also watch some of the fun and educational smoke alarm videos from our Schools team here.

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PRoject ideas - what can you find out?


This project is designed for slightly older children as it covers the current pandemic as well as pandemics from the past. Let them step back in time as they research the influenza pandemic of 1918 and see if they can spot the similarities and differences in the current global pandemic. 

If your child/children complete any of the schools team challenges or projects we'd love to hear from you! If you email in photos of their completed work, we will issue them with their very own Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service certificate. Email in photos of any completed projects or challenges along with your child's name to cyp@hantsfire.gov.uk 

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Susie the Childminder books are fun and educational stories based around fire, water, road safety, and much more.  Don't miss the latest book in the series - 'Susie the Childminder and the Pandemic'!


Fire investigation dogs play an important role in the fire service. Let your children find out more as they read about the adventures of FIDO, our fire investigation dog.

Lizzie's accident

Every day six young children are admitted to hospital following a burn or scald. As part of our ongoing prevention work, we produced a book with The Children’s Burns Trust called Lizzie’s Accident.  This book sensitively tells the true story of a little girl who was severely injured at playschool and has been written to highlight the dangers of scalding.  

Jez's lucky day

Keep your little ones entertained with this read-along by Joanna Foster of Jez's Lucky Day . Jez lives at home with his mother, grandfather and baby sister. What starts out as a typical Friday for Jez gets better and better. It's his turn to look after the school hamster and he has spent the afternoon making his very own paper dragon. Jez's lucky day takes a turn for the worse as he begins to think about making his paper dragon breathe real fire. This read-along story with its colourful illustrations teaches children about different safety hazards in the home and the dangers of playing with fire. 


Our Schools team has created some special videos to teach children all about smoke alarms, from why we need them to where to place them and how to test them. You can access all the videos below:

Smoke Alarms - Why we need them 

Smoke Alarms - Placement 

-Smoke Alarms - Batteries and Testing

How a Firefighter keeps safe

Teach your children all about the dangers of playing with matches with the 'Frances the Firefly' video.


If you’re looking for something to occupy the little ones why not take a look at Sparkton. It’s a fun and educational game where children can learn safety tips about fire safety, road safety and much more!


From colouring-in sheets and finger-puppets to get your little ones creative, to educational worksheets, we have a variety of learning resources to help you teach your children.



National Education Union 

Have you visited the National Education Union (NEU) website for home learning? It's packed full of fun activities and project ideas for families learning outside of school.


For important advice and safety tips on 'keeping kids safe' during playtime, bedtime and when out and about visit The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents website.

Find out more about their 'Accident free, avoid A&E' campaign.

children's burns trust

The Children's Burns Trust offers valuable support and information on how to prevent burn and scald injuries to children as well as rehabilitation support to burn-injured children and direct support to their families. They also have a fantastic learning zone full of free resources 

child accident prevention trust (capt)

The Child Accident Prevention Trust provides a wealth of resources and free child safety advice to help keep children safe.This week is Child Safety Week and this year CAPT have created a special Parents Pack to help parents take on child safety even when they're feeling under pressure.


Teach your children about water safety this summer with this range of free water safety activities from the RNLI.