Maths Code Breaker - Matches and Lighters


Whether covering the topic of keeping safe in PSHE or looking for a unique maths activity to challenge and motivate, this resource is perfect. Challenge children to crack the code and reveal the hidden fire safety message.  This engaging code breaker activity provides children with the opportunity to practise their maths skills as well as utilising their reading skills.  The hidden safety message within this activity is a great way of reminding children not to touch matches or lighters.

How To Use

Encourage children to engage in their maths learning with this fun cross-curricular activity.  Children need to solve the calculations and and once they know the answer, find the letter in the code.  Once all letters have been found, the hidden message will be revealed.  This resource links to the PSHE 'keeping safe' unit of work and the important safety message can either provide an introduction or will help to reinforce previous learning about fire-safety and the dangers of playing with matches and lighters.  For those children who may find this activity too much of a challenge, they can still join in the code breaker fun by attempting the 'Fire Safety Code Buster (Matches and Lighters)' activity which is pinned below as 'Resource 1'.

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