Health and physical education / Year 3 and 4 / Personal, Social and Community Health / Contributing to healthy and active communities

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Curriculum content descriptions

Describe strategies to make the classroom and playground healthy, safe and active spaces (ACPPS040)

Elaborations
  • identifying how regular physical activity promotes health, and recognising and accessing opportunities to be active while they are at school
  • creating promotional posters to display around the school containing positive health and physical activity messages
  • establishing a small fruit and vegetable garden for the class that can be used to create healthy lunches or snacks
  • exploring and developing responsible and sustainable classroom practices such as recycling, composting and energy saving
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

School safety,  Health promotion

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