Class: Primary 2

Term: 1st Term

Week: 10

Age: 8 years

Duration: 40 minutes



Subject: National Values Education

Curriculum Theme: Security Education

Topic: Safety Outdoor

Content: Safety precautions on the road or when with strangers.

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

  • Explain the meaning of outdoor.
  • Discuss safety precautions when outdoor and how to relate with strangers.

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 showing outdoor scenes
  • Flashcards with safety symbols
  • Storybook on safety
  • Whiteboard and markers

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding safety outdoors is crucial for the well-being of pupils. It teaches them how to stay safe when they are not at home or school, a skill they can use throughout their lives.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils should have a basic understanding of what “outdoor” means, and they should know the difference between being at home, at school, and being outside.


Content Development: Safety Outdoor

Content (Steps)TimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction5 minsDiscussion– Greet pupils warmly.
-Explain what “outdoor” means (being outside).
– Respond to greetings.
-Repeat the meaning of “outdoor.”
Safety Precautions on the Road5 minsStorytelling– Show pictures of road scenes.
– Read a story about crossing the road safely.
– Observe and discuss the pictures.
– Listen to the story attentively.
Discussion on Road Safety10 minsGroup Discussion– Use flashcards with safety symbols (e.g., traffic light, zebra crossing).
– Discuss safety rules for crossing the road.
– Discuss what the symbols mean.
– Share their thoughts on road safety.
Safety with Strangers10 minsRole-play– Role-play scenarios with strangers (e.g., someone asking for directions).
– Discuss how to handle such situations safely.
– Participate in role-play activities.
– Share their thoughts on dealing with strangers.
Conclusion5 minsRecap– Summarize the key points about outdoor safety.
– Emphasize that safety is important when outside.
– Repeat the key safety rules.
-Understand the importance of safety.
Evaluation5 minsQuestion and Answer– Ask questions about the lesson (e.g., “What is outdoor safety?”).– Answer questions individually.
Note Copying5 minsWriting– Provide key points to copy in notebooks.– Copy the notes.

Note to Pupils:

Safety Outdoor

Outdoor means being outside, not inside a building or house. It’s where you can see the sky, feel the sun, and play in the fresh air.

Outdoor safety precautions

  1. Look Both Ways Before Crossing: When you want to cross a road, always stop and look both ways. First, look to your left, then to your right, and then to your left again. Make sure no cars or bikes are coming, and it’s safe to cross.
  2. Stay with Grown-Ups: When you are outside, like in a park or on a street, always stay close to your grown-up or teacher. They will keep you safe and help you if you need it.
  3. Don’t Talk to Strangers: If someone you don’t know comes up to you and tries to talk to you, don’t talk to them. Instead, go find your grown-up and tell them about the person. We only talk to people we know and trust when we are outside.


  1. What does “outdoor” mean?
  2. Can you name one safety symbol we discussed for the road?
  3. How should you behave when you meet someone you don’t know?

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources. Make sure to create a safe and engaging learning environment for the students, especially when discussing topics related to safety.

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Last Update: September 19, 2023