Year 3: Survival
This was the first Survival session for this Year 3 so we started
by getting ourselves sorted properly, socks on, wellies on the
correct feet, coats outside trousers and waterproof trousers
over the wellies (to stop any water dripping inside the wellies).
It is worth taking the time
to make sure everyone is
Dr Collins took the opportunity to
point out how much dew was on the
grass and how in a survival situation
you roll in the dew to wash first
thing in the morning. The children
didn’t believe her, so she suggested
that they roll on the grass to see
how wet they got.
We started the session
talking about what a hostile
territory was. It might be
where there are unfriendly
people, dangerous animals
or dangerous terrain such
as a marshy area. The
children practised following
a tracker, keeping to their
Making a risk assessment
can tell you what might be
a potential hazard and what
you might do about it.
caused by a
Here a trip hazard had been hidden by the trees.
The more you know about your surroundings the more you can
recognise a possible hazard.
The children thought this was Fox pooh, but it was a worm cast, or
earth worm pooh and just a rich fertilizer for the soil.
Next we explored how
well the children could
control their breathing.
They each took a big
breath and ran while
stopped when they ran
out of breath. With
practise the children
were all able to run
Next we talked about fire safety. Before we lit the fire we
cleared the leaves from the fire circle.
If you are going to have a fire you
should have the correct safety kit
and be organised.
learnt how to
Next the children developed their survival skills further by learning
how to tie a simple knot.
The more you practise doing
something the easier it gets.