Signs and symbols

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By Taissa Csákyeducation writer

Crack codes, send secret messages, and interpret and make use of all kinds of symbols in this rich creative topic

Don’t forget to download the resources that accompany this topic…

Interactive resource, ‘Decode the signals’

Decode the signals

Poster, ‘The semaphore alphabet’

The semaphore alphabet

Activity sheets: ‘Map makers’, ‘Rules of the road’, ‘Traffic tickets and awards’, ‘Writing in pictures’, ‘What’s for dinner’ and ‘Talking with signs’.

Writing in pictures

Some of the most familiar signs and symbols are numbers and the letters of the alphabet. But, these are just the tip of the iceberg: there are other alphabets from around the world and the ancient past, cartographic symbols, road signs, pictograms… These, and more, are introduced in this topic, which makes links to literacy, numeracy and more, to show children how signs and symbols help us to communicate.

Stop sign

Activities

Key Stage 1

  1. Talking with signs
  2. Picture yourself

Key Stage 2

  1. Semaphore
  2. Map-makers
  3. Rules of the road
  4. Writing in pictures
  5. What’s for dinner?
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