Awareness Days
Walk to School Week

Creative curriculum activities challenge your children to take part in Walk to School Week and make a real improvement to their happiness, health and wellbeing. There are opportunities for daily maths activities as different data is collected daily for block diagrams. Children analyse data and draw conclusions. Additional topics such as footwear road safety and traffic provide extension activities for each day.

Session 1 Monday Morning

Objectives

Maths

  • Sequence events in chronological order using language.
  • Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months, years.
  • Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.
  • Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category: sorting the categories by quantity.
  • Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.

Teaching and Activities

How did you come to school today?

Children will:

  • Begin to think about grouping data to assemble a pictogram.
  • Begin to use vocabulary of comparison: greater than/less than.
  • Say the days of the week in correct sequential order.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • 10cm square plain paper for drawing of mode of travel
  • 5mins timer
  • A1 paper pictograph prepared with 10cm grid
  • Blu-tack

Session 2 Tuesday Morning

Objectives

Maths

  • Sequence events in chronological order using language.
  • Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months, years.
  • Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.
  • Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity.
  • Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.

Teaching and Activities

Make 'How did you come to school today' block diagram.

Children will:

  • Begin to think about grouping data to assemble a block diagram.
  • Begin to use correct data handling vocabulary.
  • Say the days of the week in correct sequential order.

You Will Need

  • Independent task with the caption: How did you come to school today?
  • Empty container for each possible mode of transport
  • Duplo blocks or similar
  • Class list of names and pens

Session 3 Wednesday Morning

Objectives

Maths

  • Sequence events in chronological order using language.
  • Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months, years
  • Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.
  • Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity.
  • Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.

Teaching and Activities

Start comparing data from different days.

Children will:

  • Begin to understand how to group data to assemble a Block Graph.
  • Know by heart the days of the week in correct sequential order.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Independent task with the caption: How did you come to school today?
  • Empty container for each possible mode of transport
  • Duplo blocks or similar and base board
  • Class list of names and pens

Session 4 Thursday Morning

Objectives

Maths

  • Sequence events in chronological order using language.
  • Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months, years.
  • Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.
  • Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity.
  • Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.

Teaching and Activities

Block graphs help consolidate the days of the week, while maintaining the theme of 'How did you come to school today?'.

Children will:

  • Consolidate data representation as a block diagram.
  • Know by heart the days of the week in correct sequential order.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Independent task with caption: How did you come to school today?
  • Empty container for each possible mode of transport
  • Place value abacus and counters OR maths link cubes
  • Class list of names and pens

Session 5 Friday Morning

Objectives

Maths

  • Sequence events in chronological order using language.
  • Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months, years.
  • Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.
  • Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity.
  • Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.

Teaching and Activities

Turn 3 dimensional block graphs into 2 dimensional graphs to interpret data.

Children will:

  • Interpret data to construct a simple block diagram.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Independent task with caption: How did you come to school today?
  • Empty container for each possible mode of transport
  • Place value abacus and counters OR maths link cubes
  • Class list of names and pens
  • Block graph for teacher demo on IWB or flip chart
  • Graph paper and colouring pencils

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.

Session 6 Footwear

Objectives

Maths

  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for: lengths and heights [long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short].

Art and Design

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

Design and Technology

  • Select from and use a range of tools & equipment to perform practical tasks.
  • Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including textiles according to their characteristics.

Teaching and Activities

Sort footwear and assess suitability for different activities.

Children will:

  • Think about the different functions of footwear and begin to understand the qualities and uses of different materials.
  • Represent different uses of footwear by drawing and painting.
  • Measure using non-standard units.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Collection of footwear
  • Timer
  • Selection of craft and recycled materials, textiles
  • Different fastenings

Session 7 Road Safety

Objectives

Art and Design

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

Geography

  • Use simple compass directions and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map.
  • Devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.

Music

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

Teaching and Activities

Consider road safety in relation the the children's routes to school.

Children will:

  • Locate their homes on simple map of the locality.
  • Use simple compass directions.
  • Think about road safety and learn the Green Cross Code.

You Will Need

  • Large street map of locality
  • Small, self-adhesive, white labels
  • fine felt tip pens
  • Address of each child in class
  • Wide paper for routes
  • Small world play items including road layouts and vehicles
  • Playdough

Session 8 Wheels Day

Objectives

PSHE and Citizenship

  • Rules for, and ways of, keeping safe, including basic road safety.

Teaching and Activities

Organise a 'Wheels Day' and consider how different wheeled vehicles work and how to keep safe on them.

Children will:

  • Think about keeping safe whilst on their bicycles.
  • Learn some road safety rules.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Children’s bikes and scooters
  • Cones, bean bags, skipping ropes to create a circuit around playground
  • Chalk for road markings
  • Role-play resources for road safety such as road crossing patrol/police uniforms

Session 9 Traffic Survey

Objectives

Geography

  • Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

Maths

  • Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.
  • Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity.
  • Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.

Teaching and Activities

Survey and analyse the traffic on your school's road.

Children will:

  • Conduct a simple traffic survey and draw conclusions from the data compiled.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Clip boards
  • Paper
  • Pencils

Session 10 Poster Day

Objectives

PSHE and Citizenship

  • Rules for, and ways of, keeping safe, including basic road safety.

Art and Design

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

Science

  • Describe the importance for humans of exercise.

Teaching and Activities

Design posters to encourage people to maintain benefits of walking to school.

Children will:

  • Design and create a poster to summarize the benefits of walking to school.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Examples of posters
  • Good quality A3 paper