Class: Primary 1

Term: 3rd Term

Week: 7

Age: 6 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Subject: Basic Science and Technology 

Curriculum Theme: Physical & Health Education

Topic: First Aid

Content: Contents of a First Aid Box

Lesson Note: First Aid – Contents of a First Aid Box

Instructional Materials:

  • First aid box
  • Cotton wool
  • Bandage
  • Liniment
  • Methylated spirit
  • Iodine
  • Scissors
  • Razor blade
  • Chart with images of first aid box contents
  • Whiteboard and markers

Specific Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • Identify and name 4 contents of a first aid box
  • Mention the uses of some of the contents of a first aid box

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils should have a basic understanding of safety and the concept of helping others when they are hurt.

Teaching primary pupils about first aid and the contents of a first aid box is crucial for their safety and the safety of those around them. It equips them with basic knowledge of how to provide initial assistance in case of minor injuries.


Content Development: Contents of a First Aid Box

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction4 minDiscussionExplain the concept of first aid and its importance.Listen attentively.
Identifying First Aid Box Contents8 minDemonstrationDisplay pictures or items of first aid box contents.Observe and name the items.
Discuss each item’s name and purpose.Participate in the discussion.
Uses of First Aid Contents10 minExplanation & DiscussionExplain the uses of items (cotton wool, bandage, etc.).Engage in discussions.
Discuss when and how each item is used.Ask questions for clarification.
Practice Naming and Describing Uses10 minGroup ActivityDivide pupils into groups.Collaborate within groups.
Provide a scenario (e.g., cut finger) for each group.Identify items and uses in scenario.
Have groups present their findings.Present findings to the class.
Evaluation5 minQuestion & AnswerAsk questions about first aid box contents and uses.Respond to questions individually.
Note Copying5 minWritingWrite down important points about first aid box.Copy notes into notebooks.
Conclusion3 minRecapSummarize the lesson’s main points.Reflect on key takeaways.


First Aid Box

A first aid box is a special box that contains items used to help someone who gets hurt or injured.

Contents Of First Aid Box

Some important things inside the first aid box are:

  1. Cotton Wool: Soft material used to clean wounds and apply medicine.
  2. Bandage: A long strip of cloth used to cover cuts and wounds to stop bleeding.
  3. Liniment (Menthol): A special medicine to rub on sore muscles or joints to make them feel better.
  4. Methylated Spirit: A liquid used to clean and disinfect wounds to keep them from getting infected.
  5. Iodine: Another type of medicine to put on cuts and scrapes to help them heal faster.
  6. Scissors: Used to cut tape, gauze, or clothing in case of an emergency.
  7. Antiseptic Wipes: Pre-moistened wipes to clean wounds and prevent infection.
  8. Adhesive Plasters: Also known as band-aids, they cover small cuts and prevent dirt from getting in.
  9. Gauze: A soft fabric used to cover larger wounds and help stop bleeding.
  10. Tweezers: Used to remove splinters or small objects from the skin.
  11. Pain Reliever: Medicine to make a headache or pain in the body feel better.

Discuss the following questions with the pupils:

  1. What is a first aid box?
  2. Name 3 items in a first aid box
  3. What is the use of cotton wool?
  4. Why do we need to clean wounds with methylated spirit?
  5. What is the purpose of iodine in a first aid box?
  6. What can you use a pain reliever for?

Teaching Aids:

  • First aid box with contents
  • Images of first aid box contents
  • Chart showing the uses of items in a first aid box
  • Whiteboard and markers

Note to Teachers:
Please note that the actual content of the lesson, teaching methods, and pupil activities may vary based on your specific teaching style, curriculum, or resources. Feel free to customize the lesson note to fit your needs.

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Last Update: August 29, 2023