First Aid training

First Aid – Friday 4th March 2016.


A representative from St John’s Ambulance came to show all of our children how to help someone needing first aid. We had lots of fun learning the vital steps to helping someone who needs first aid.

Firstly, we learnt about the Primary Survey using DR ABC.

D stands for danger – check it is safe to approach the casualty and if not go for help.

R is response – is the casualty able to speak to you? tap them on the shoulder and talk to them.

A – airway – is their airway open and clear? Tip their head back to open it and help them if necessary.

B – is their breathing normal? If not, help them.

C – circulation – are there any signs of bleeding? Stop them if possible.

When you have dealt with these, we learnt how to put the casualty into the recovery position. Everyone worked with a partner to practice. We were surprised how easily you could turn them over into the position even if they were a grown-up.

We learnt how to apply a bandage to stop bleeding. Then one of the younger pupils modeled how to stop a nosebleed – They were really good at following the instructions. Throughout the school, everyone worked really hard and learnt a lot, it was excellent training that we realised would be really useful.

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Mon 12th – Lent Afternoon in Church
Tues 13th – Pancake Day Lunch
Fri 16th – Break for Half Term
Mon 26th – Spring Term 2 begins
Tue 27th – Rachel Wilkes from Music Partnership delivering the music curriculum within the school on Tuesdays for 5 weeks. This includes the launch of the Interactive Music Scheme Charanga.

Fri 1st – MAST ~ “Jesus Calms the Storm”
Thur 7th – World Book Day – come to school dressed as your favorite book character.        Challenge – please could you take a photo of your child reading in an unusual place (they don’t have to be in their costume doing this), and send it into school?  

Tues 12th – MAST Hannah Wills ~Easter
Wed 13th – Parents Evening – further information will be provided for this. 
Fri 15th – Red Nose day – Dress in your own clothes with one item of red for a £1 donation per child please. 
Thur 21st – Schools Together – 11am at St Giles Church in Hartington with Biggin Primary School.
Mon 25th – Easter Service 09.30am – location in School unless otherwise advised.
Thu 28th – Break for Easter

Mon 15th – Summer Term 1 begins