Road Safety - Curriculum Links

Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities
1. Pupils should be taught:

- to talk and write about their opinions, and explain their views, on issues that affect themselves and society
- to recognise their worth as individuals by identifying positive things about themselves and their achievements, seeing their mistakes, making amends and setting personal goals
- to face new challenges positively by collecting information, looking for help, making responsible choices, and taking action

Preparing to play an active role as citizens
2. Pupils should be taught:

- to research, discuss and debate topical issues, problems and events
why and how rules and laws are made and enforced, why different rules are needed in different situations and how to take part in making and changing rules
- to reflect on spiritual, moral, social, and cultural issues, using imagination to understand other people's experiences
- to explore how the media present information.

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle
3. Pupils should be taught:

- that pressure to behave in an unacceptable or risky way can come from a variety of sources, including people they know, and how to ask for help and use basic techniques for resisting pressure to do wrong
- school rules about health and safety, basic emergency aid procedures and where to get help.

5. During the key stage, pupils should be taught the Knowledge, skills and understanding through opportunities to:

- take responsibility
- feel positive about themselves
- participate
- make real choices and decisions
- meet and talk with people
- develop relationships through work and play
- consider social and moral dilemmas that they come across in life
- find information and advice

Cross reference to English
En1 Speaking and listening: Group discussion and interaction
3. To talk effectively as members of a group, pupils should be taught to:

a. make contributions relevant to the topic and take turns in discussion
b. vary contributions to suit the activity and purpose, including exploratory and tentative comments where ideas are being collected together, and reasoned, evaluative comments as discussion moves to conclusions or actions
c. qualify or justify what they think after listening to others' questions or accounts
d. deal politely with opposing points of view and enable discussion to move on
e. take up and sustain different roles, adapting them to suit the situation, including chair, scribe and spokesperson
f. use different ways to help the group move forward, including summarising the main points, reviewing what has been said, clarifying, drawing others in, reaching agreement, considering alternatives and anticipating consequences

ICT opportunity
Pupils could use the internet to look at different reports about the same issue.