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Hello everyone.

And welcome to your RHE lesson with me, Mrs. Wade.

Helpful but harmful.

Today, we are going to look at some household products.

Then move on to some medicines, find out how to be safe with these products.

And then you're going to be a package designer.

In this lesson, you'll need some paper or an exercise book, a pencil, and some colours.

Germ buster! Let's take a look in Mrs. Wade's cupboards.

Lots of cleaning things in here.

First, I can see these.

Do you know what they are? Have a guess.

They are dishwasher tablets.

Do you have a dishwasher? Some people don't.

Let's look at the next one.

Do you recognise this? It's washing up liquid.

Well done.

Now the next one is in a big box and inside the box is some powder.

Do you know what that's for? Let's have a look.

It's for washing your clothes.

Well done.

What about this one? Now this one, it smells so good.

Have a guess.

It goes in with your clothes as well.

Well done.

It's a fabric softener, makes them nice and cosy.

And the last one, is this shape bottle.

Do you recognise the shape? What Is it? It's bleach.

Great job, well done guys.

You knew a lot of those bottles then.


Let's take a look at Mrs. Wade's medicines.

Now you can see that these tablets, we wouldn't know what they are for, without their boxes.

So these ones, are Paracetamol.

And when they're out the packet, they look a bit like tictacs, which is a sweet.

That's why it's really important to keep them in the boxes.

Do you know what paracetamol is for? That's right.

It's for when something is hurting.

We've also got some of these tablets here and these are really colourful.

They're for if you have a cold.

Now these ones are called, Allergy Relief.

Do you know what an allergy is? That's right.

It's when you are allergic to something.

Have you heard of these ones before? Ibuprofen.


They are also for if something is hurting.

Now, let's move on to this one here.

This one is a cream.

It's called Germolene.

Have you heard of that? Yes, well done.

It does have a bit of a smell with it, doesn't it? What about this one? This is Vapour Rub.

It smells like mints.

Have you ever used that one before? Where did you put it when you used it? We put it on our chest or our neck.

How about these? This is dressing.

Do you know what this one is? Yeah, it's a plaster.

These are a little bit thicker than plasters.

So, they've got a really spongy bit arm so that it's comfortable and a really sticky edging.

And this is a bandage.

Have you ever had to wear a bandage? Yeah, some people have and some people haven't.

That's for when you've really hurt yourself, maybe a cut or a graze.

Let's move on to these ones.

Now we have some liquids.

Have you ever had something from one of these bottles or a bottle that looks like one of these? Maybe you've had something called Calpol? Well this one, is for when you've got a really bad pain in your stomach and it helps it to sooth and calm it down.

And these three are for when you have a really bad cough.

Have you had a bad cough? Did it wake you up in night? Yeah, me too.

These medicines really help.

Let's talk about being safe with medicines.

So I've got some bottles here.

Now watch, when I try to turn this.

I could be turning it all day and it won't come off.

And that's because it's a safety feature.

So that only adults can open them for you.

Medicines like these should be kept in a cupboard that you can't reach.

Because even if you think you know what to do with the medicine, you should always ask an adult or carer first.

Let's take a look at some of these scenarios.

Laura was in her kitchen, when she saw something on the table.

They looked like sweets.

What should Laura do? Option one: Laura should ask her parents or carers if she can have them.

Option two: Laura should eat them.

Write down which option you think is correct.

Let's find out.

Option one, Laura should ask her parents or carers if she can have them.

Stephen has a headache.

When his mum gets headaches, she takes some tablets and Stephen knows where they are.

What should Steven do? Option one: Stephen should get the tablets and take some.

Option two:Stephen should tell his parent or carer he has a headache.

Write down your option now.


Let's find out the correct answer.

Option two, Stephen should tell his parent or carer he has a headache.

Umhera's friend Aneesah comes over and she has an ear ache.

Umhera sees some medicine without the lid on in the kitchen.

What should Umhera do? Option one: Give Aneesah some of the medicine.

Option two: Umhera should tell her parents or carers that Aneesah isn't feeling well.

Write down the correct one now.

Let's find out.

Option two, Umhera should tell her parents or carers that Aneesah isn't feeling well.

Well done guys.

Household products have usually got a symbol on.

And these symbols are to help us stay safe.

When you see these symbols, they're usually brightly coloured so that they're easy to see.

Now we need to know, what these symbols mean.

So we can help ourselves stay safe.

This is my first symbol.

This one looks like a scary symbol, doesn't it? This means, toxic.

So this can be quite harmful.

If you see this on anything, you should stay away from it.

Can you say, toxic? Great.

The next one is this one and it's got a fire in the middle of it.

It means, flammable.

That means something can set on fire really easily.

Can you say, flammable? Well done.

My next one has got a big exclamation mark in the middle and it means, caution.

Can you say, caution? That means you need to be really careful with this product.

My next one, let's hold it the correct way around.

It's got a baby in there and then zero to three, with a red cross through it.

And that means that it's not suitable for zero to three year olds.

Can you say, not suitable? Well done.

We'll move on to some yellow symbols now.

And we've got an exclamation mark in the middle of this one.

But this time, the shape is a triangle and they put this on products.

It's just a general warning symbol.

So if you see this, just stay away from it.

And my final one is a yellow triangle with a black cross.

And this means, irritant.

It means something irritates your skin.

It might make your skin red.

It might cause it to swell up and blow up like a balloon or it can cause you pain.

So definitely keep away from this one.

Are you ready for a quiz? I'm going to hold one up at random.

See if you can remember what it means.

I'm going to start off with an easy one.

This one.


Not suitable for zero to three years.

Well done.

Let's try another one.

This one.


Great job.

It means something can set on fire easily.


Well done if you remembered that word, irritant.

It means it can make you red, itchy.

It can swell or cause you some sort of pain.

Okay, let's get this one.

So the exclamation in the red box.

What does it mean? Caution.

So you've got to be really careful if you see this one.

The scary one.

What does the scary one mean? Toxic.

Definitely stay away from these ones.

And the final one is the exclamation symbol in a yellow triangle.

What does that mean? Yes, it's a general warning.

So there is something that's not great about it.

So just stay away from it.

Now if you can remember those symbols and you see any of them anywhere, you should stay away.

Now, I want you to design your own package design.

So first, you're going to draw a picture and that's of a household product or a medicine box.

Then you're going to think of a symbol that will help keep children safe.

And you're going to draw that onto your bottle or your box.

If you continue the video, I'll show you my example.

First, you needs to decide, if you're going to draw a household product or medicine box.

I've decided to go with a squirty bottle and here you can see, this is where my label will go.

So now, pause the video and draw your household object or a medicine box.

So now, I need to draw my symbol onto my label.

Now, I've decided to do a drop.

I'm going to do a drop shape, like a teardrop.

Like that.

Now, I'm going to colour it though in red to show that it's harmful.

And in the middle, I'm going to have a baby because it's harmful for babies.

Drawing a nice face, some little eyes and I'm going to try and make it look like there's a dummy in the mouth so that people can see it's a baby.

And then in corner, I'm going to do a little cross.

So that it shows, that it's harmful for babies.

After that, you can colour it in.