Health and physical education / Year 5 and 6 / Personal, Social and Community Health / Contributing to healthy and active communities

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Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate the role of preventive health in promoting and maintaining health, safety and wellbeing for individuals and their communities (ACPPS058)

Elaborations
  • investigating practices that help promote and maintain health and wellbeing, such as eating a diet reflecting The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, meeting recommendations for daily physical activity and creating connections with others to enhance social health
  • proposing and implementing actions and protective behaviours that promote safe participation in physical activities
  • discussing the importance of social support and a sense of belonging in promoting mental 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

Safety,  Wellbeing,  Health promotion

Teacher resource

Lunch Box Blitz: build a healthy lunch box - upper primary

This website provides resources for teachers, parents and students promoting student health and well-being including lesson plans, student resources including posters, recipes and activities. The resources can be downloaded and easily reproduced for classroom use. The website also provides parent information licensed for ...

Teacher resource

Future foods: Science and sustainability Years 5-6

This study guide explores the modern practices in sustainable farming and its role in the future of food production. It investigates the challenges Australian cattle and sheep farmers’ face and how science can help them to meet the challenge of sustainably feeding the world with a growing population and climate variability. ...

Teacher resource

Everyone Everyday Program

This resource is a disability awareness program that focuses on the concept of inclusion. The aim of the program is to equip students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to take action to enhance the inclusion of people with disability, especially children, in everyday life. It includes an overview, teacher background ...

Teacher resource

Everyone Everyday Program - Years 5 and 6

This resource is a unit of work about disability awareness with a focus on the concept of inclusion. It includes an introductory page for teachers and nine lesson plans. Each lesson has an overview, links to the Australian Curriculum, sequence of learning, activities and linked resources. Themes explored include: inclusive ...

Collection

Student Wellbeing Hub: primary student resources

The primary students' section of the hub contains resources designed for use with students from Foundation to Year 6. Information and activities are provided to help students learn about building respectful relationships with others, online safety, keeping healthy and making informed choices, about alcohol and other drugs. ...

Teacher resource

Move it mob style: class activities

This is a set of ten classroom activities related to the dance, music, health and culture content of the television program 'Move it mob style'. Each activity is based on an associated video, and activity sheets for students are provided. The videos cover a range of stories featuring young people engaging in visual arts, ...

Interactive Resource

Sites2See: Surf safety

A webpage about surfing safety, dangerous waves and rips, and the history and science of surfing. A 'For Kids' section provides games and quizzes for young swimmers and surfers.

Teacher resource

Student Wellbeing Hub

This website, based on the National Safe Schools Framework, offers resources to ensure Australian schools provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all students, free from harassment, aggression, violence and bullying. The site addresses the emerging challenges of cybersafety and cyberbullying and focuses on ...

Teacher resource

Take a stand against racism

This is a unit of work about valuing diversity and standing up against racism. It has four teaching and learning sequences that focus on: exploring identity and diversity, understanding what racism looks like, sounds like and feels like, taking action against racism and what individuals can do to confront racism. The resource ...

Teacher resource

National Safe Schools Framework: a focus on student wellbeing and student ownership

This is a web resource to promote student involvement in creating a safe school environment. It describes four characteristics of students' contributions to a safe school and includes key practices and effective actions to enhance student wellbeing, ownership and decision-making. The resource provides a video about approaches ...

Interactive Resource

bCyberwise Monster Family App

This is a game application for mobile devices that consolidates messages about cyber ethics and cyber safety. The resource supports learning about internet safety including, protecting personal information, recognising safe websites, help seeking and positive and respectful online behaviour. It contains a 2D exploration ...

Interactive resource

Aches and pains: breaks and fractures

Find out what human bones are made of and why they sometimes break. Learn how the body repairs broken bones, and how healing can be helped with slings or fibreglass casts. Learn about different types of breaks such as a 'greenstick fracture' and 'stress fracture'. Test your knowledge by matching words with their meanings. ...

Interactive resource

The Circle: field training

Explore how people get around in Antarctica using transport such as helicopters, quad bikes and rubber-tracked vehicles. Look at rescue procedures and safety hazards such as crevasses. Choose equipment to pack for a field trip. This learning object is one in a series of eight learning objects.

Teacher resource

Resilent and inclusive classrooms: professional learning module

This professional learning module focuses on the teaching practices that promote classroom inclusiveness. It offers evidence-based best teaching practices to assist teachers to create a positive classroom climate and provides a range of tools, techniques and links that support the development of student resilience. Strategies ...

Teacher resource

Alcohol and other drugs: professional learning module

This professional learning module focuses on building teachers’ understanding of alcohol and other drugs and of current, evidence-informed approaches to drug and alcohol education in schools. It offers links to quality resources for teaching students the skills to build resilience and to make informed choices when they ...

Teacher resource

National Safe Schools Framework: engagement, skill development and safe school curriculum

This is a web resource about features of learning and teaching in a safe school environment, describing five characteristics of student engagement, a safe school curriculum and cooperative and relational skills. These descriptions include key practices and effective actions to enhance student engagement, establish cooperative ...

Interactive resource

The Circle: doctor

Look at medical support in Antarctica. Explore how medical emergencies arise and are handled. Consider the importance of telecommunications in isolated areas. Examine the treatment and prevention of frostbite. This learning object is one in a series of eight learning objects.

Teacher resource

Online safety: professional learning module

This professional learning module focuses on developing teachers’ understanding of online safety and how they can assist their students to build skills to safely use the internet, social media and other forms of digital technology. The module is presented in three interrelated topics: eSafety and health; Digital citizenship; ...

Interactive resource

Aches and pains: cancer

Learn how the human body sometimes makes abnormal cells that grow into tumours. Find out how some cancers spread, and how others cause less harm. Learn how the immune system responds to abnormal cells, and how cancer can be prevented or treated. Learn about different types of cancer such as leukaemia and lung cancer. Test ...

Interactive Resource

The Smoky Case App

This is a game application for mobile devices that consolidates tobacco education messages.The resource supports learning about the physical, cosmetic and social effects of smoking, what’s in a cigarette and the benefits of being a non-smoker. It contains 4 games in which the player can discover why smoking is unhealthy ...