Class: Primary 2

Term: 1st Term

Week: 9

Age: 8 years

Duration: 40 minutes

Date: [Insert Date]

Period: [Insert Period]

Subject: National Values Education

Curriculum Theme: Security Education

Topic: Safety at School

Content: Safety precautions at school

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

  • Explain the general concept of safety at school.
  • List safety precautions at home – classroom, playing ground, library.

Reference Materials:

  • Scheme of Work
  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of Work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Course Book
  • All Relevant Material
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks (List your relevant textbook here)

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures depicting safety measures
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Safety signs and symbols
  • Storybook with safety examples
  • Handouts on safety precautions

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding safety at school is crucial for the well-being of pupils. It helps create a secure learning environment and promotes responsible behavior among students.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils should have basic knowledge of their school environment and the people in it. They should also be familiar with simple safety rules at home.


Content Development: Safety at School

Content (Step 1, 2, 3, etc.)TimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction10 minsDiscussion– Greet pupils warmly.
– Explain the importance of safety at school.
– Respond to greetings.
– Listen attentively.
General Concept of Safety10 minsStorytelling– Share a story about a safe day at school.
– Discuss what safety means at school.
– Listen to the story.
– Participate in the discussion.
Safety Precautions at School15 minsGroup Activity– Present pictures depicting safety measures.
– Discuss safety rules in different areas:
1. Classroom
2. Playing Ground
3. Library
– Identify safety measures at school.
– Share ideas about safety precautions.
Evaluation5 minsQuestion and Answer– Ask questions about safety precautions.– Answer questions individually.
Note to Pupils5 minsWriting– Provide key points for pupils to note down.– Copy the notes.

Note to Pupils:
What is safety at school?

Safety at school means being careful to avoid accidents and harm in the school environment. 

Safety precautions at school

  1. Walking, Not Running: we should walk calmly and not run in hallways, classrooms, and other school areas. Running can lead to accidents and.
  2. Staying in Designated Areas: Teach students to stay in designated areas such as the classroom, the playground, or the cafeteria. Straying into restricted areas can be unsafe.
  3. Listening to Teachers: Emphasize the importance of listening to teachers and following their instructions. Teachers are there to keep students safe, so it’s important to pay attention and follow their guidance.
  4. Using School Supplies Safely: Show students how to use school supplies like scissors, glue, and pencils safely. Explain the risks of mishandling these items to prevent accidents.
  5. Reporting Hazards: Encourage students to report any hazards or unsafe situations they notice to their teachers or school staff. This can include spills, broken equipment, or anything that might cause harm to themselves or others.


  1. What is safety at school?
  2. Can you name one safety rule for the classroom?
  3. What should you do to stay safe on the playground?
  4. Why is it important to be safe in the library?
  5. What does safety mean to you?

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources. Ensure a safe and engaging learning environment for your students.

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Last Update: September 19, 2023