How to use semaphore flags

In this lesson, we will learn how to send non-verbal communication using semaphore flags. We will explore how different flag positions relate to different letters of the alphabet and learn how to send messages. We will complete some physical challenges whilst also coding, sending and decoding messages. Please note this lesson will require some physical exercise and additional equipment, beyond a pen, pencil or paper, to fully participate. Parents and carers are responsible for ensuring that children follow the correct safety advice provided at the start of this lesson and the instructions the teacher gives during the lesson. Parents and carers are responsible for supervising activities where required and for seeking medical advice in advance if your child has a medical condition that may prevent them taking part in physical activity.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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Q1.In which sport do umpires use flags to communicate?

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Q2.True or false? Communication can be verbal and non-verbal.

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Q3.What is a form of non-verbal communication that is regularly used by people?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Q1.In which sport do umpires use flags to communicate?

1/3

Q2.True or false? Communication can be verbal and non-verbal.

2/3

Q3.What is a form of non-verbal communication that is regularly used by people?

3/3

Video

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Worksheet

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How to use semaphore flags

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Q1.What is semaphore?

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Q2.What sports situation might use flags as non-verbal communication?

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Q3.What is the correct definition of non-verbal communication?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How to use semaphore flags

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Q1.What is semaphore?

1/3

Q2.What sports situation might use flags as non-verbal communication?

2/3

Q3.What is the correct definition of non-verbal communication?

3/3

Lesson summary: How to use semaphore flags

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