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Term 3 - People Who Help Us

Our topic in term three is 'People Who Help Us'. In the this project, your child will learn about people in their community who provide specialist help and support, as well as how we can help one another. They will explore ways that they can help themselves to live a happy and healthy life, and who in their community they can turn to for specific help in a time of need, an how to do this. We also learn about Superheroes, both real-life and imaginary, and how these, or the morals upheld by these people, can help us physically, and support the choices that we make.

We will explore a variety of jobs and supportive roles in the community, but we will explicitly focus on:

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Firefighters
  • Police Officers
  • Real Life Superheroes 
  • Superheroes


Throughout this topic, we are supporting children in understanding that there is always help around them, and providing them with the tools to draw upon this help when needed. This builds upon the values of respect and diversity that we learnt about in our 'Celebrations' topic, and helps children to understand and think about what they already contribute to their community, as well as what they may want to in the future, which draws upon our 'All About Me' topic also.


Supporting your child at home

  • Share and discuss the roles and jobs that you do and how this helps the community. Please share these on Tapestry so we can explore these in class! 
  • Discuss any jobs that your child shows an interest in, and explore how this can help the community.
  • Discuss the values and morals represented and upheld by certain Superheroes and how your child can use these in their daily lives. 
  • Help them to remember the number to call in emergencies (999) and the key information to share with the call handler (what service they need, their name, where they are, what happened).


Words to use and explore:

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • stethoscope 
  • bandage
  • medicine
  • healthy 
  • unhealthy
  • Firefighter
  • fire alarm
  • hose pipe
  • fire engine
  • fire station
  • Police
  • fingerprint
  • radio
  • siren 
  • badge
  • Teacher 
  • Carer
  • recycling truck
  • Driver
  • Scientist
  • Vet
  • Shop assistant 
  • Superhero
  • Villian
  • cape 
  • costume 
  • rescue 
  • trap


We will be reading the books- 

  • 'Busy People: Doctors' by Lucy George
  • 'Busy People: Firefighters' by Lucy George 
  • 'Busy People: Police' by Lucy George
  • 'A Superhero Like You' by Dr. Ranj Singh and Liam Darcy
  • 'Supertato' by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

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