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

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

Interactive

Kitchen gardens – sustainability action process (Years 3–6)

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Work sample Year 3 and 4 Health and Physical Education: Food and nutrition

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Year 3 and 4 Health and Physical Education. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an ...

Online

Creating a yarning circle: yarning circle activities

Yarning circles provide opportunities for all to be heard, for discussions to be had and for understandings to be reached. This learning activity provides activity ideas for use in a yarning circle and will support students to develop a calendar for the yarning circle; be empowered to utilise the space regularly and meaningfully; ...

Video

Get ready to learn! Interoception and self-regulation

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Digital Citizenship Resources: Digital Wellbeing

Find resources about evaluating what should be shared online, learning more about the nature of in-app purchasing, assessing the value of playing a lot of video games, and support for students in the development of positive and assertive online skills.

Interactive

Assess your classroom environment

Not every classroom is specifically designed to respond to the needs of all students. Using this interactive questionnaire, audit a classroom environment and create a task list of simple changes that can be made to create a more space inclusive for neurodivergent students.

Online

Creating a yarning circle: involving First Nations people

This activity is part of a broader activity sequence that has been developed to help you design, build and use a yarning circle in your school or community. It is part of a sequence of 8 individual learning activities designed to support the meaningful use of yarning circles in learning environments. It will help guide ...