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Know the road signs

For primary school levels:

  • P2
  • P3
  • P4

Learn about road signs with Roadstars

There are so many signs around our roads, advising us on what we should and should not do on the roads.

There are lots of different ones so it’s important to know what they all mean.

Learn about the more common road signs with the Roadstars!

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There’s lots of different road signs. Do you know what they mean?

And who they’re for?

Can you learn these four signs, and who they’re for?

School ahead (drivers and cyclists)

Stop, children crossing (drivers and cyclists)

No cycling (cyclists)

Zebra crossing ahead (drivers and cyclists)

Let's see!

What does this road sign mean?

And who is it for?

What does this road sign mean?

And who is it for?

What does this road sign mean?

And who is it for?

What does this road sign mean?

And who is it for?

These are the correct answers!

How many did you get right?

School ahead (drivers and cyclists)

Stop, children crossing (drivers and cyclists)

No cycling (cyclists)

Zebra crossing ahead (drivers and cyclists)

Notes for Educators

You can make this activity a discussion (teachers, use your smartboard) and ask:

  • Warning signs are mostly triangular – check the Highway Code for others, including direction signs, information signs, etc.
  • How many other types of road signs do you know? And who do you think they’re for?
  • Three of these signs will be commonly found mounted on poles. One can be found somewhere else. Which is the odd one out and where would you find it? (The answer is the ‘Stop’ sign which is found on a school crossing patrol person’s lollipop stick.)
  • Are any of these signs aimed at you?

Homework: encourage your children to play an ‘I Spy’ game when walking outside of school with their parents/carers/you. They have to shout out the names of the different types of road signs as they see them, and who they’re for.

Curriculum for Excellence associated Experiences and Outcomes

I know and can demonstrate how to keep myself and others safe and how to respond in a range of emergency situations. HWB 1-17a

I know and can demonstrate how to travel safely. HWB 1-18a

Through activities in my local area, I have developed my mental map and sense of place. I can create and use maps of the area. SOC 1-14a

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