Security Colours and Their Meaning Primary 1 (Basic 1) Term 1 Week 5 Security Education

 

SECURITY EDUCATION

NATIONAL VALUES EDUCATION 

FIRST TERM

WEEK 5 

PRIMARY 1

THEME – ELEMENTS OF SECURITY 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Meaning and Examples of Security Alert Signs | Consequences of Neglecting the Security Alert Signs Primary 1 (Basic 1) Term 1 Week 4 Security Education

 

TOPIC – SECURITY COLOURS 

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introduction

2. Security Colours and Their Meaning

3. Revision and Weekly Assessment (Test)

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

By the end of the lesson, most of the pupils should have attained the following objectives –

 

1. explain the meaning of security colours.

2. identify and describe security colours – red, yellow, blue, green and orange.

3. state the importance of the security colours.

 

 

LEARNING BEHAVIOURS 

The pupils can identify objects and their colours.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of chart showing different security alert signs.

 

METHOD OF TEACHING

Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

1. Scheme of Work

2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

3. Course Book

4. All Relevant Material

5. Online Information

 

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON  

LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTION 

In security, colours are used to send signals of places where is danger and places where is no danger, where you are to stop and wait a little while before you go.

 

The colours are used on the roads for controlling traffic and for safe crossing. They are used by vehicles for sending signal to other vehicles, etc.

 

MEANING OF SECURITY COLOURS 

Security colours are tools used to send signals of places where is a danger.

Security colours are also known as safety colours or signals.

There are 5 main safety colours –

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Green

 

SECURITY COLOURS AND THEIR MEANING 

 

   COLOUR                MEANING 

1. Red                        Severe – risk

2. Orange                  High – risk

3. Yellow                   Elevated – significant risk

4. Blue                       Guarded – general risk

5. Green                    Low – risk

Risk means possibility of get into trouble, danger, get harm or injury. 

 

 

LESSON 2 – MEANING OF SAFETY COLOURS

1. RED COLOUR – SEVERE RISK 

Red colour means severe risk.

The red colour represents a fire hazard or tools used for preventing fire.

 

Red colour also prevents fire alarms, fire extinguishers, flammable materials, emergency signal and machines on/off switch buttons.

The red colour is easier to see and identify for many individuals.

In traffic, it means stop.

 

2. ORANGE COLOUR – HIGH RISK 

Orange colour means high risk.

Orange colour represents a warning alert, signal or sign.

It is commonly used near or on moving machines or equipments to send warning or signal to people within or around.

Red colour prevents accidents by increasing safety.

 

3. YELLOW COLOUR – ELEVATED SIGNIFICANT RISK           

Yellow colour is elevated significant risk colour.

Yellow colour presents caution in the workplace or on road side.

It is used by cleaning teams for mopping oily, spills or wet floors.

In traffic, it means ready to go.

 

4. BLUE COLOUR – GUARDED GENERAL RISK     

Blue colour is guarded general risk.

 

Blue colour represents repair zone and other important information mainly for the engineers or workers.

Other people are expected to keep off.

 

5. GREEN COLOUR – LOW RISK COLOUR   

Green colour means low risk colour.

Green colour represents safety items and tools.

In traffic, it means go.

 

LESSON 3 – REVISION AND WEEKLY ASSESSMENT (TEST) 

 

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

 

2. Teacher organizes pupils in groups or pairs depending on the size of the class and available instructional materials.

3. Teacher displays different types of colours.

4. Teacher lets pupils as groups or pairs make a list of colours displayed.

Pupil’s Activities – Make a list of colours displayed.

5. Teacher asks pupils to identify and describe the traffic life colours.

Pupil’s Activities – Leaders identify and state the meaning of each traffic light colour.

6. Teacher listens the groups or pairs and uses their relevant responses to introduce the lesson and leads a discussion on the meaning of security colours.

Pupil’s Activities – Learners pay attention to the lesson introduction to understand the concept of the lesson.

7. Teacher displays chart showing the uses of security colours.

Pupil’s Activities – Learners identify and analyze the importance of security in their communities.

 

8. Teacher guides pupils to identify and state the consequences of neglecting security sign or alert.

Pupil’s Activities – Learners analyze the consequences of neglecting the security signs or alert in their communities.

 

 

CONCLUSION

To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

 

NEXT LESSON

Security Gadgets – Meaning, Examples and Importance of Security Gadgets Primary 1 (Basic 1) Security Education Term 1 Week 6

 

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Teacher asks pupils to:

1. explain the meaning of security colours.

 

state 4 colours used in security.

2.

3.

4.

5.

 

Match the following colours with their meaning.

6. Green                        Severe – risk

7. Yellow                      High – risk

8. Blue                           Elevated – significant risk

9. Red                            Guarded – general risk

10. Orange                    Low – risk

 

 

WEEKLY ASSESSMENT (TEST)

Attempt the following questions.

1. _________ are tools used to send signals of places where is a danger.

 

A. Security lights

B. Security gadgets

C. Security colours 

 

2. Security colours are also known as _________.

A. safety colour 

B. safety belt

C. Safety rules

 

In traffic lights,,

3. Red means _________.

4. Yellow means _________.

5. Green means _________.

 

Match the following colours with their meaning.

 

6. Green                        Severe – risk

7. Yellow                      High – risk

8. Blue                           Elevated – significant risk

9. Red                            Guarded – general risk

10. Orange                    Low – risk

 

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