Road Safety Day
In Year 1, the children designed a range of outfits which could keep us safe when walking in the streets and crossing roads. They looked at different scenarios to decide who was being the safest on the roads.
In maths, in order to first familiarise themselves with the concept of speed, the children participated in a quiz in which they had to guess the average speed of the following things: a person walking, a moped, a bicycle, a car on a motorway, a cheetah, an aeroplane. The children were then introduced to the concept of stopping distances and within this ‘thinking distance’ and ‘braking distance.’
The children then went outside and had to estimate the stopping distance of a car when travelling at a range of different speeds. The children then calculated the real stopping distance before measuring it out using a trundle wheel.
This activity was a real eye opener for the children as it helped them to understand that cars do not have the capacity to stop instantly and so it is vital that we cross at sensible points, we never run out in front of a car and we always look and listen.