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Key Stages


Key Stage - One.
Age 5 - 7 year olds


Underlying Teaching Philosophy

When a child enters Key Stage 1 they are starting to experience more independence.


Children at this age are starting to question and often want to work things out for themselves.


It is important at this stage to challenge a child's mind by combining exploration with creativity.


Key Stage 1 is about developing and creating a base knowledge which will become a vital tool in later life.


At 5, 6, and 7 years old children will start to experience independence and will not be quite so reliant on
those key people identified in the Foundation Module. Children are natural explorers, they will question
the level of acceptance but they still will identify key people in their lives as those who keep them safe.
However, this module of the grammar of safety signs has been designed to challenge a child's mind by
combining exploration, questioning with creativity.


The module aims to be complementary to the curriculum in particular:

  • Citizenship.
  • Science.
  • Maths.
  • Geography.
  • Art and design.
  • Literacy.


In addition, the module also addresses issues surrounding 'Every Child Matters' in the form of assisting
a child to have a sense of wellbeing and safety. A child should be able to recognize a dangerous situation
and the instruction of how to deal with the situation through the use of safety signage.



Learning Objectives
Pupils should be able to:


  • Identify the meaning of the geometric shapes of safety signs.
  • Identify the meaning of the colour of safety signs.
  • Recognise the meaning of safety sign symbols.
  • Identify the meaning and purpose of safety signs in school and public places.

The Key Stage 1 Module of the grammar of safety signs has been designed to be:

  • Taught over a period of time i.e. 1 half term.
  • Broken down into 6 lessons.
  • Prior to commencement there is a pre- lesson assessment.
  • On completion of the module there is a post lesson assessment.

The Key Stage 1 module can be used as continued teaching following the Foundation Module or alternatively it can be used independently.


Each lesson has an accompanying activity or activities.

You will require access to a colour printer.