Farm Warning Signs
To start off this module the teacher and the children in Third and Fourth Class spoke about what we would see if we were to visit a farm, what we would wear on a farm visit and the kind of warning signs we would see.
We examined the colour and the symbols used on the safety signs and what they mean using the interactive panel in the classroom. The children learned that the circle with the diagonal bar means prohibited, the blue circle means something is mandatory, the triangle means caution or warning and the square or rectangle means safe area.
We then looked at the safety signs associated with the different farmyard zones; chemical shed, slurry pit, the sheds and the animal pens.
The children in Third and Fourth Class completed the “Circle the Meaning” activity sheet where they looked at the sign and had to choose from three options what the sign means. They did very well at this activity.
Finally, under the warning signs topic the children in Third and Fourth Class then created their own farm safety sign that could be used on a farm. They created their sign, showed their group the sign to see if the group could identify it’s meaning and then the children explained the meaning of their sign to their group and where you might find this sign on the farm.
**Here is photographs of some children from Third and Fourth Class with their complete Farm Safety Designs**
**Here is photographs of some children from Third and Fourth Class worksheets identify the meaning of the warning signs on a farm**