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Teachers Learning Resource Centre Primary School Resources Year 5 and 6 Health & Physical Education

Health & Physical Education

Students explore influences of emotional responses on behaviour, and plan and practise strategies to help keep themselves and others safe near trains and tracks. Choose suitable activities from 3 differentiated lessons.

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  • Teacher notes

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  • Lesson 1: What does ‘safe’ mean to me?

      Students work in small groups to categorise the meaning of the word ‘safe’ to them, and what it means for different people in the community. They create a word cloud and formulate a class message about being ‘safe’. They then identify hazards around a pedestrian level crossing and compile a pocket sized list of ‘safe paths’, create a keeping safe strategy for stick figures on station platforms, or design an island train network with a proposal justifying the safety design decisions.

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  • Lesson 2: Be positive about safety

      Students view and discuss the advertisements ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ and ‘Legend’ (optional). They explore the target audience in advertisements and using humour to get people to consider safety differently. They discuss influences or circumstances that can cause people to forget or ignore what they know about safety. They then create funny mini-plays using their inner voice to help people make smart choices around pedestrian level crossings, explore emotional responses of people involved in risk taking through a debate about managing behaviours of youth around trains and tracks, or create a role play about the behaviours of adults as role models for young people.

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  • Lesson 3: Safety should be for everyone

      Students create a class mind map to explore how much they know about safety to keep themselves and others safe, in everyday scenarios as well as near trains and tracks. They then design a teaching program and manual to help a student who is deaf stay safe on the pedestrian level crossing and station, interview a person who uses a wheelchair and create a presentation about challenges and strategies to help keep them safe around trains and train tracks, design a game to deliver key TrackSAFE safety messages to Year 3 and 4 students, or design a questionnaire for other students to evaluate their ability to keep themselves and others safe around trains and train tracks.