These resources for primary school teachers and parents teach children in KS1 and KS2 years the different communication methods of the past and present.
We talk to each other on a daily basis, but what happens if people are too far away to hear us or we want to leave a message to stand the test of time for our descendants to read in the future?
There are so many communication methods and we explore just a few of them here with you in these free downloadable fun and easy learning activities that are all self-contained and easy for parents or teachers alike to pick up at school or do as a home learning activity with their children or students.
From cave paintings and medieval manuscripts to morse code and semaphore (visual signals) - you can teach a whole range of communication techniques with commonly found items at home so you can all join in!
Communication and language barriers become a thing of the past as we go on a journey using symbols, drawings, paintings and letters to send messages.
Please note, these resources and experiments have been specifically designed to be carried out with adult supervision or direction as appropriate, and it is recommended that the instructions are followed in a safe manner. All resources and experiments are carried out at your own risk.
These resources have been created in partnership with Hawthorns Primary School, Worthing, as a series of activities to celebrate 150 years of the IET.