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Ministry of Education& Training Ontario Curriculum Personal Safety & Injury Prevention

Kindergarten

Ontario Curriculum Police Fire EMS
Outline the potential risks in the home, school and community;

Describe explosive behaviours (bullying, innappropriate touching) and the associated feelings with them;

Identify people who can provide personal safety assistance and how to access them.

Recognizing a Police Officer and identify them as community helpers.

Identify other community helpers.

Know the definition of a stranger and how to react to a stranger

Be able to identify Elmer the Safety Elephant

Recite and understand Elmers first traffic safety rule

Recognize and respond properly to traffic and cross walk signals

Video on “stay alert, stay safe”

Identify construction flag colour and state what they are

Smoke Alarms

Elmo and the Fire video

Stop, Drop & Roll (Active demonstration)

Home Escape Plans

Good fire/bad fire

Turnout gear dress up (see all parts of the turn out gear, listen to the sound and talk about not hiding from Firefighters)

Sparky’s bedroom active participation

Recognizing a Paramedic and identifying them as a community helper

Discuss the importance of

9-1-1

Fall Prevention & playground safety

Choking & Strangulation & Suffocation

hazards

Ted E Medic’s 4 rules

Ambulance (tour)

Grade 1

Ontario Curriculum Police Fire EMS
Outline the potential risks in the home, school and community;

Describe explosive behaviours (bullying, innappropriate touching) and the associated feelings with them;

Identify people who can provide personal safety assistance and how to access them.

Recognizing a Police Officer and identify them as community helpers.

Identify other community helpers.

Know the definition of a stranger

Know how to react to a stranger

Be able to identify Elmer the Safety Elephant

Recite and understand Elmer’s first traffic safety rule

Recognize and respond properly to traffic and cross walk signals

Video on “stay alert, stay safe”

Identify construction flag colour and state what they are

Recognizing a Fire Fighter and identify them as a community helper

Recognizing smoke alarms and the sounds

ABC’s to Sparky’s Fire Safety Video

Fire Escape plans in the home

Matches & Lighters (Tools vs Toys)

Turn out gear dress up and explanation

Escape plan and practice in Sparky’s bedroom

Recognizing a Paramedic and identifying them as a community helper

Discuss the importance of

9-1-1

Fall Prevention & playground safety

Choking & Strangulation & Suffocation

hazards

Ted E Medic’s 4 rules

Ambulance (tour)

Grade 2

Ontario Curriculum Police Fire EMS
Identify safety rules to be followed in the home, school and community (eg. Electrical safety, schoolyard rules, bus safety);

Describe types of verbal & physical violence (eg. Name calling, hitting, kicking);

Explain the importance of being able to say no to exploitive behaviours (eg. Improper touching, and describe how to seek help

Explain and list Elmer’s seven safety rules

Safely cross the street

Enter a school bus safely and efficiently

Demonstrate bus evacuation procedures

School Bus evacuation video

Practice makes perfect video

Recognize and respond properly to traffic signals & signs in the village

Identify construction flag colours and state what they represent

Smoke Alarms

Carbon monoxide detectors

Getting to know E.D.I.T.H video

Learn to draw a fire escape plan

Kitchen hazards (visual demonstration)

Sparky’s bedroom escape plan

Recognizing a paramedic

Identify community helpers

Reinforce 9-1-1

Cell Phone Sally Video

Ted E Medics 4 safety rules

Play at school & home safely

Ambulance tour and equipment used

Grade 3

Ontario Curriculum Police Fire EMS
Explain relevant safety procedures (eg. Fire drills, railway crossing and crosswalk procedures)

Use problem solving process to identify ways of obtaining support for personal safety in the home, school and community.

Identify examples of real and fictional violence (eg. Schoolyard fights, cartoons, movies)

Conduct the pre-ride bike inspection

State safety equipment and hand signals required to be safe

Recognize and understand traffic signals and signs and understand that bikes are vehicles and must obey all signs

Understand bike procedure at crosswalk

Know and demonstrate safe bike riding practices in the safety village

Bill Nye the Science Guy bike safety video

Identify construction flag colours and state what they represent

Smoke detectors, Carbon monoxide detectors

Hazards from room to room

Kitchen hazards

Bedroom hazards

Bathroom hazards

Living room/family room hazards

Basement hazards

Fire escape plan

Sparky’s bedroom escape plan (escape ladder)

Explanation about the brain, skull and spine

Danger of medications, cleaning products and inhalation

Cell Phone Sally Video

Tour of ambulance

Grade 4

Ontario Curriculum Police Fire EMS
Apply decision making and problem solving skills in addressing threats to personal safety (eg. From abuse or physical fighting) and injury prevention(eg. Bike and road safety)

Identify people (eg. Parents, guardians, neighbours, teachers and community agencies (eg. Kids Help Phone) that can assist with injury prevention, emergency situations and violence prevention

Conduct the pre-ride bike safety inspection

State safety equipment and hand signals required to be safe

Recognize and understand traffic signals and signs and understand that bikes are vehicles and must obey all traffic signs

Understand the bike procedures at the crosswalk

Demonstrate hand signals

Know and demonstrate safe riding practices in the Safety Village

Bill Nye the Science Guy bike safety video

Identify construction flag colours and state what the represent

Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors

Hazard house simulation & discussion

Kitchen Safety

Review escape plan

Sparky’s bedroom escape plan

Central Nervous System

Medications, Poisoning and addictions (eg. Caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, energy drinks, video games, internet)

Learning the short and long term effects of smoking, lung/oral cancer, addiction, peer pressure.

Grade 5

Ontario Curriculum Police Fire EMS
Explain how people’s actions (eg. Bullying, excluding others) can affect the feelings and reactions of others

Apply strategies (eg. Anger management, assertiveness, conflict resolution) to deal with personal safety and injury prevention situations(eg. Swarming, threatening and harassment)

Internet Safety

Identify the positive aspects of the internet

Identify the dangers that the internet poses

List six internet safety tipsand understand their importance

The Internet & You-Staying Safe video

Bullying

Define bullying

List 3 types of bullying

Know the criminal consequences of bullying

Understand that reporting bullying is important step to stop the behaviour

Know how to avoid being a target

Know the five steps to deal with a bully

Review Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, 9-1-1 and escape plans

Fire smart for babysitters video

Kitchen Safety (eg. Cooking oils, oven mitts, pot handles on stove)

Sparky’s bedroom escape plan (Ladder escape)

Review Central Nervous System

Introduction to alcohol

Medications and Addiction

Tour of Ambulance

Grade 6

Ontario Curriculum Police Fire EMS
Identify and describe appropriate methods for preventing and treating ailments (eg. Sunburn, minor cuts)

Identify the responsibilities associated with caring for themselves and others (eg. While babysitting)

Describe and respond appropriately to potentially violent situations relevant to themselves (eg. Threats, harassment, violence in the media)

Internet Safety

Identify the positive aspects of the internet

Identify the dangers that the internet poses

List six internet safety tips and understand their importance

The Internet & You-Staying Safe video

Bullying

Define bullying

List 3 types of bullying

Know the criminal consequences of bullying

Understand that reporting bullying is important step to stop the behaviour

Know how to avoid being a target

Know the five steps to deal with a bully

Review Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors

Review video from Grade 5

PowerPoint presentation on Babysitting

Fire happens while babysitting

Sparky’s bedroom escape plan (Challenged with both rooms full of artificial smoke)

Review of Central Nervous System

Basic First Aid (Bleed control, conscious choking, fracture management)

Grade 7

Ontario Curriculum Police Fire EMS
Describe harassment and identify ways of dealing with it (eg. Communicating feelings and reporting incidents of harassment)

Identify people and resources that can support someone experiencing harassment

Outline a variety of issues related to substance use and abuse (eg. The effects of second hand smoke, the impact of the laws governing drug use, including the use of tobacco & alcohol

Identify and categorize drugs as stimulants, depressants & hallucinogens

Apply decision making process to make informed choices regarding drug use

Demonstrate strategies that be used to counter pressure to smoke, drink and take drugs and identify healthy alternatives

Youth & the Law

Peer Pressure

Bullying is now considered harassment and/or assault

Review smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors

Fire escape plans

No time to spare video

Introduction to Arson

What could happen?

What if it’s a medical emergency?

Starting fires can affect many people

Sparky’s bedroom escape plan (Challenge when both rooms filled with artificial smoke)

Drug & Alcohol awareness

Definitions (eg. Prescription, over the counter)

Addiction/Dependency

Taking prescriptions that aren’t prescribed to you & the dangers

Consequences of overdosing

Alcohol abuse

Understanding/recognizing signs of addiction

Being a role model

Grade 8

Ontario Curriculum Police Fire EMS
Analyze situations that are potentially dangerous to personal safety

Identify support services that assist with victims of violence, and explain how to access them

Outline the possible negative consequences of substance use and abuse

Identify those school and community resources that are involved in preventing and treating substance abuse

Describe causes and symptoms of stress in a positive ways (as oppsed to substance abuse) to relieve stress

Apply the steps of a decision making process to addess age specific situations related to personal health and well being in which substance use or abuse is one of the factors

Drug & Alcohol abuse

Peer Pressure

Drug & Alcohol use on the body

Drugs, Alcohol & the law

Review smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors

Advanced Fire Setting (Arson)

Arson & the Law

Reasons for fire setting

No time to Spare video

What happens to arsonists

Sparkys bedroom escape plan

Drug & Alcohol Awareness

Peer Pressure

Alcohol Poisioning

Drug overdose

Responding to an overdose call

Powerpoint presentation

Ready to make a booking?

Before you book your visit to the Niagara Safety Village, please note the following:

While we do our best to keep our rates as low as possible, there is a fee to visit the Niagara Safety Village.

The cost of visiting the Niagara Safety Village is dependent on how many programs each student will be attending:

$6.00 per student for TWO programs

$8.00 per student for THREE programs

Booking Schedule

Our schedule is filling up fast! Book early to avoid disappointment. Because some elements of our programming are weather dependent, the Niagara Safety Village requests that Primary classes (ELKP-Gr. 4) be scheduled from September – November and April – June. Due to the high volume of Primary bookings, we ask Junior classes (Gr. 5-Gr. 8) to be scheduled between November and April.

When contacting the Niagara Safety Village to book your visit, please provide the number of students expected to attend, their grade level, which programs you wish to attend, and any special requests.

Transportation

Upon confirming your visit to the Niagara Safety Village, administrative staff will also book bus transportation for you via local bus companies to ensure you receive the lowest rate according to your location. Please note: the cost of transportation is the sole responsibility of the school. You will receive an invoice from the bus company which must be paid by the school. The Niagara Safety Village is not responsible for transportation costs. Niagara Students Only: Transportation costs will be covered by Niagara Student Transportation Services for Grade Two students ONLY. This applies to Niagara students ONLY.

Helmets

Please note that students attending the GRADE 3 & GRADE 4 Police program will learn bicycle safety. In accordance with the Ontario HTA, all students must bring a proper BICYCLE helmet (no hockey/skateboard, etc) in good condition, no more than 5 years old.

Nutrition Breaks

Please note that food and beverages are not available for purchase at the Niagara Safety Village, however students are welcome to bring snacks and/or lunch for the day.
WE ARE A NUT FREE FACILITY.

Backpacks

Teachers should advise students to only bring their lunch bags and any necessary medications, as there are limited hooks for backpacks.

Attire

Portions of programming will take place outside. Please ensure you and your students are dressed according to the weather conditions. Students will be active throughout the day and proper footwear must be worn – no flip flops allowed. Please provide indoor shoes for rainy or snowy days.

Chaperone Involvement

The Niagara Safety Village encourages parents and guardians who wish to accompany their children to the Niagara Safety Village to contact their child’s teacher. Chaperones who attend the Niagara Safety Village with students are asked to take an active role in our programs through supervision and attentiveness, particularly while students are engaged in practical activities such as bicycle and pedestrian safety, as well as lunch & snack times. While parents and guardians are welcome to attend, siblings and other children are not permitted.

As a courtesy to both students and instructors, we ask that all cell phones be turned off/silenced prior to entering our facility. We remind everyone that the Niagara Safety Village is a NON-SMOKING FACILITY and there is no smoking on the property. We are also a locked facility while programs are in session, so please bring what you need with you for the entirety of your visit.

Student Conduct

A visit to the Niagara Safety Village is expected to be a fun and educational experience. Students are required to follow the same rules of conduct as at school.

Questions, Comments & Feedback

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your visit or our programming, or if you wish to deliver feedback please contact the Executive Assistant at (905) 714-4446 or email at assistant@niagarasafetyvillage.com.