Traffic Trail

CfE Experiences and Outcomes

I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others, and to reduce the potential for harm when possible.  HWB 1-16a

I know and can demonstrate how to travel safely. HWB 1-18a

1. Connecting the Learning - Begin by reminding the class that roads are dangerous and ask the class to give some reasons why. Discuss what situations make roads dangerous, e.g. fast cars, children playing with a ball on the pavement, dark evenings, etc. If possible, record the reasons that the children give. Explain that in this lesson they are going to learn about the different types of traffic and about items on roads that help to keep us safe (types of street furniture).
   
2. Sharing the Learning Outcomes -

• I can list reasons why roads are dangerous.
• I can name different types of traffic.
• I can describe and name some types of street furniture.
   
3. Active Learning - Use the online activity to play the Traffic Blockbusters. Ask the children if they can think of any additional traffic or street words that could be added to the letter tiles. Make sure they know and understand the terms, pedestrian, zebra crossing, underpass, traffic island.
   
4. Demonstrating Understanding - To let the children show what they have learned to use the activity, ‘Road Safety Words’ on Streetwise 2 website, First Level or ‘Traffic Trail’ in the Early Level part.
   
5. Review and Recall – Ask the children to work in pairs to test each other. Each takes part of the alphabet (e.g. every second letter) and tries to think of a traffic word or road safety word that begins with each letter. If they get stuck their partner can help them out.
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