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By Jenni Tavenerearly years teacher and writer

original article published 6 July 2009

Use these fun ideas to introduce the children to the important roles played by the main emergency service helpers.

Child dressed up as police officer

1 Cops and robbers

Investigate a robbery carried out by a story character

EYFS Area of learning > Understanding the world > Past and Present

What you need

Group size: small groups.

Find print copies or an online reading of Burglar Bill and Cops and Robbers, both by Allan and Janet Ahlberg (Picture Puffin); a roleplay area set up as a ‘homely’ scene; props such as tech gadgets, ornaments and jewellery; ‘Cops and robbers (1 to 4)’ activity sheets; dressing-up clothes for police officers or robbers.

What to do

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