Lesson 8: Keeping safe out and about

Developing an understanding of safety on or near roads.

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To develop an understanding of safety on or near roads

Statutory guidance

  • Road safety is not included in the statutory guidance however it does features in the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Health and Wellbeing > Keeping Safe > strategies for keeping safe in the local environment or unfamiliar places (rail, water, road).

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could be given structure to work within for the safety message task, e.g. a writing frame or poster structure. 


Pupils working at greater depth: Give children a more specific audience for their safety message e.g. younger children younger or focus them on a different type of safety such as rail and get the children to research the key messages first.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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