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  • Teacher notes

      Read the teacher notes first for instructions and suggested learning pathways. You can then choose to teach all 5 lessons or select a few which suit your students best.

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  • Lesson 1: Words of safety

      Students discuss what they see in photos and brainstorm new vocabulary, creating a class vocabulary list. Then then identify and sort verbs, label the photos, or find words from base words, and add these to the class vocabulary list.

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  • Lesson 2: Helping others stay safe

      In this whole class activity, students experience modelled writing of a procedure, then write a simple procedure for arriving at a station and waiting on the platform for a train. They work with partners to share their procedures and give feedback, then collaborate to improve their procedures.

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  • Lesson 3: Spreading safety around

      Students help the teacher edit a procedure by reordering the steps and correcting tenses. They then write instructions for staying safe on a pedestrian level crossing on sentence strips/sequencing software, or write, share and publish a procedure to help keep someone safe on a train station platform or level crossing.

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      Reordering steps in a procedure

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  • Lesson 4: Safety is catchy

      Students explore slogans and discuss the meaning, audience, vocabulary and visual design in the messages conveyed by slogans. They help the teacher work through a method to create a slogan. They then work in pairs to write a TrackSAFE slogan and create a logo to support it.

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      Slogans promoting safety

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  • Lesson 5: Putting procedures in context

      Students create a procedure to keep other students safe while crossing at a pedestrian level crossing, and choose an appropriate slogan from the ones the class designed. They test their procedures with a partner and use feedback to edit them. They communicate their messages to the wider school community in fun and creative ways.