Filmed scenarios, interactive activities, quizzes, teacher’s notes, worksheets

About the resource

The resource is aimed at children aged 7 to 11. No longer infants, they are beginning to seek independence and take responsibility for their actions. Just a Journey? is designed to help teachers and road safety professionals engage children in debate and promote understanding of consequences of choices made on or near roads. It covers the main road safety issues relevant to this age group.

The resource is interactive, engaging and informative. It has been designed for busy teachers to integrate it into lessons by linking directly into curriculum subjects, primarily literacy (English), but also Maths, Science, History, Geography, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Art, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship.

Just a Journey? can be used individually, in pairs or groups, or as whole class, either on individual PCs or on classroom interactive whiteboards.

Example Activities

Word Grid

Picture Crossword

Wordsearch

The resource

The DVD and CD contains the full ‘Just a Journey? Resource.

The DVD includes:

Filmed Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Crash Casualties

We follow the build up to a road crash and all the contributory factors that caused it.

Scenario 2 – Wise Walking

Two Junior Road Safety Officers make a video about road safety from the pedestrian’s point of view.

Scenario 3 – Bike Behaviour

Four children pass their cycle proficiency training and go out for a bike ride together.

Scenario 4 – Reasons to Reflect

Ravina and her mum walk to school together on a dark morning.

Scenario 5 – Pedestrian Places

Dad drives Anya home from school.

Scenario 6 – Transport Training

Uncle Adie takes Essie and Mayowa on a special trip to the London Eye.

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES

Gridlocked

A jigsaw puzzle with a difference - you have to put it together in the right order.

Hawk eye

A spot the difference challenge with a time limit!

Mission: Memory

View a fi lm clip then answer questions about what you’ve seen.

Street life

Answer the questions correctly and see your counter progress along the board.

Word wizard

Wordsearches in a range of difficulties.

PRINTABLE PDFS:

  • 26 Printed scenarios
  • 10 Word games
  • 6 Scripts for fi lmed scenarios
  • Interactive wordsearch answers
  • Answers to English worksheets

The CD contains printable PDFs of:

  • 416 Worksheets
  • Comprehensive Teacher’s Notes containing:
  • - Introduction

    - Road safety information

    - Scenarios with extension notes

    - DVD notes

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  • - Glossary

    - Curriculum links

    - Useful links

    - Acknowledgements

Road Safety Tips

As pedestrians, children should:

  • stop, look, listen and think before crossing
  • recognise safer crossing places
  • look out for hazards
  • understand traffic can be dangerous
  • understand what a pedestrian is
  • realise the importance of holding the hands of younger children
  • always be considerate to other road users
  • always plan safer routes for every journey

As passengers, children should:

  • never open doors while the car is moving
  • understand what “in-car safety” means
  • always wear a seatbelt every trip
  • never distract the driver
  • get in and out of the car on the side away from traffic

As cyclists, children should:

  • stay alert and watch for hazards
  • keep the bike maintained (check the lights, breaks, chain and tyres regularly and make sure it’s the right height)
  • train to be a skilled cyclist
  • never mess about
  • understand bicycles are vehicles and, if crashed, can cause injuries
  • always wear protective gear (i.e. helmet, knee pads and elbow pads)