Category: Primary Schools

Classroom Warm-Up Activities – Road Safety

As a follow up to the road network, try the following for classroom warm-up activities. The teacher can choose from the following ideas:

Traffic Lights, Pelican & Zebra Crossings

  • Red – stop whatever is happening
  • Yellow – walk or jog on the spot
  • Green – walk or jog around the area
  • Pelican Crossing – Standing on the spot flapping their arms like the wings of a bird
  • Lollipop Person – children hold their arm up in the air and say “stop” look around and if it’s safe tell each other to “cross the road”
  • Zebra Crossing – running on the spot as fast as they can (like a galloping zebra)
  • General Road Safety

  • Police Car – Children sit in groups of four and say “be baa be baa” 4 times (other change the numbers to suit number of children present)
  • Fire Engine – Spin around on the spot raising and lowering their arms
  • Right, Left or Stop – pupils change direction according to the command until told to stop
  • Breakdown – lie down and close their eyes (no talking, quiet time)
  • School Bus – children all form a long queue, hands on each others shoulders and walk slowly
  • School Zone – walk slowly looking right and left, stop count to 5 and repeat
  • Please feel free to suggest additional ideas that can be used as part of classroom warm-up activities.

    Introduction to Safety Scene for Primary Schools

    Safety Scene is an interactive hands-on experience for children. Aimed at children, teachers, specialist staff, and classroom assistants studying key stage 1 Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE).

    Safety Scene covers all aspects of safety in the curriculum and has been designed as an interactive experience for children and to assist staff in reaching their attainment targets.

    “Pupils should be able to keep themselves safe in the home, at school, while travelling, at work, in play, in sport and in leisure. Safety education helps them to recognise potential risks.”

    Learning outcomes: During their two-hour session the children will learn:

    • What to do in case of a fire
    • How to call the emergency services
    • What dangerous substances to look out for in the home
    • What dangerous hazards to look out for in the home
    • Awareness of strangers and personal safety
    • Awareness of medicines and how medicines should only by taken with an adult present
    • Road safety
    • And more depending on the local message that the promoter & safety agencies that are present, wishes to get across during the event

    The project’s aim is for the children to take away important messages, which will contribute to their future safety and equip them to deal with potentially dangerous situations and emergencies.