Health and physical education / Year 1 and 2 / Personal, Social and Community Health / Contributing to healthy and active communities

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Curriculum content descriptions

Explore actions that help make the classroom a healthy, safe and active place (ACPPS022)

Elaborations
  • creating a bank of movement games and physical activity cards students can select from and play during lesson breaks and before or after school
  • exploring sustainable practices that students can implement in the classroom to improve health and wellbeing of the class
  • exploring how fruit and water breaks help support class health and wellbeing
  • recognising how their actions help keep classmates safe, including identifying things not to be shared due to potential of contamination, infection and anaphylaxis
  • explaining and demonstrating how being fair and respectful contributes to class health and wellbeing
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

School safety,  Physical activity,  Classrooms

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