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Lesson 11

Traffic safety

Lesson Plan

Preparation

Aside from readying copies of the student summary and worksheets, no other preparation is necessary for this lesson.

Curriculum links

  • Australian Curriculum: ACPPS054
  • NSW Syllabus: PD3-2
  • Vic. Curriculum: VCHPEP108
  • WA Curriculum: ACPPS054

Suggested teaching strategies

  • If possible, take students on a short walk outside the school to observe some safe/unsafe actions being used by people on the road.

Introduction

Provide students with a copy of the summary.

Display the digital lesson to introduce the topic of road safety and who road safety applies to. Pause the lesson at the relevant slides to have students inspect the scene on the summary and identify examples of safe/unsafe pedestrian, cyclist, driveway and passenger behaviour.

The student summary and worksheet should be used together.

Development

Provide students with a copy of the worksheet to complete using the discussion from the student summary.

For the investigation worksheet, students play ‘Snakes and ladders’ to reinforce their learning about safe and unsafe road behaviour. Students take turns rolling a dice and moving around the board following all signs and instructions: One-way signs represent snakes (move backwards); crosswalks represent ladders (move forwards); stop signs signal that all players must stop on that square and wait for their next turn.

Differentiation

  • Students who need extra assistance can identify the safe and unsafe situations and seek help for which category of traffic safety they fall into.
  • As an extension to this lesson, students could work together to create a big book teaching younger students how to be safe around roads.

Conclusion

Students share examples of situations that are unsafe for each type of traffic safety—pedestrian, bicycle, driveway and passenger. As a class, discuss what should have been done in each example given.

Assessment

Worksheet answers
1. Teacher check
2. Pedestrian safety: Safe—family crossing at crosswalk; Unsafe—children jaywalking
Bicycle safety: Safe—cyclists in single file; Unsafe—cyclist riding into oncoming traffic
Driveway safety: Safe—children standing with parents, waving goodbye; Unsafe—children playing behind reversing car
Passenger safety: Safe—children sitting calmly in the back seat of the car; Unsafe—children arguing in the back seat of the car

Preparation

Aside from readying copies of the student summary and worksheets, no other preparation is necessary for this lesson.

Curriculum links

  • Australian Curriculum: ACPPS054
  • NSW Syllabus: PD3-2
  • Vic. Curriculum: VCHPEP108
  • WA Curriculum: ACPPS054

Suggested teaching strategies

  • If possible, take students on a short walk outside the school to observe some safe/unsafe actions being used by people on the road.

Introduction

Provide students with a copy of the summary.

Display the digital lesson to introduce the topic of road safety and who road safety applies to. Pause the lesson at the relevant slides to have students inspect the scene on the summary and identify examples of safe/unsafe pedestrian, cyclist, driveway and passenger behaviour.

The student summary and worksheet should be used together.

Development

Provide students with a copy of the worksheet to complete using the discussion from the student summary.

For the investigation worksheet, students play ‘Snakes and ladders’ to reinforce their learning about safe and unsafe road behaviour. Students take turns rolling a dice and moving around the board following all signs and instructions: One-way signs represent snakes (move backwards); crosswalks represent ladders (move forwards); stop signs signal that all players must stop on that square and wait for their next turn.

Differentiation

  • Students who need extra assistance can identify the safe and unsafe situations and seek help for which category of traffic safety they fall into.
  • As an extension to this lesson, students could work together to create a big book teaching younger students how to be safe around roads.

Conclusion

Students share examples of situations that are unsafe for each type of traffic safety—pedestrian, bicycle, driveway and passenger. As a class, discuss what should have been done in each example given.

Assessment

Worksheet answers
1. Teacher check
2. Pedestrian safety: Safe—family crossing at crosswalk; Unsafe—children jaywalking
Bicycle safety: Safe—cyclists in single file; Unsafe—cyclist riding into oncoming traffic
Driveway safety: Safe—children standing with parents, waving goodbye; Unsafe—children playing behind reversing car
Passenger safety: Safe—children sitting calmly in the back seat of the car; Unsafe—children arguing in the back seat of the car

Student Pages

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Intro 1

Lesson 11

Traffic safety

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Intro 2

Lesson 11

Traffic safety

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HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 1

Roads are a common feature in any town or city. Everyday, children just like you interact with other road users in many different ways.

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 2

Whether you are a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist, road safety is everyone’s responsibility.

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 3a

Take a look at this traffic safety scene. You will see many examples of safe and unsafe behaviour around the roads.

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 3b
HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 4a

These behaviours can be organised into four different categories: pedestrian, bicycle, driveway and passenger safety. Let’s find out more.

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 4a

Pedestrians are the people walking on or next to the road. It is very important to be aware of traffic and road safety rules when you are a pedestrian.

Can you see any examples of safe/unsafe pedestrian behaviour?

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 5b
HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 6

This family is crossing the road at a cross walk. This important rule helps keep you safe as drivers know they must stop to allow you to cross.

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 7

These children are jaywalking. This is unsafe pedestrian behaviour because drivers may not be looking out for you.

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 8

Take a closer look at the girl. She is too busy reading and not paying attention to what is going on around her. This is very unsafe pedestrian behaviour.

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 9

There are many ways to keep safe as a cyclist on the road. Can you see any examples of safe/unsafe cyclist behaviour?

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 10

This family is safely riding in single file in the same direction as the traffic.

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 11

This man is riding into oncoming traffic—this is very unsafe cyclist behaviour.

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 12

This is a good example of driveway safety. The child is standing with her mother off the driveway and has good control of her dog. Can you see any examples of unsafe driveway behaviour?

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 13

These children are demonstrating unsafe driveway behaviour.
They are playing behind a reversing car. Their dog is running around freely.

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 14

Passengers are the people in a car that are not the driver. For many children, this is the most common way that they use the road. It is important to remember some rules to maintain the safety of the driver and yourself. Can you see any examples of safe/unsafe passenger behaviour?

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 15

These children are sitting calmly in the back seat. This allows the driver to concentrate on the road.

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 16

These children are behaving unsafely by arguing loudly. This is very unsafe because it distracts the driver from the road.

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Slide 17

Do you know any other rules to help you be a safe passenger, pedestrian or cyclist?

HEALTH PE Year 6 Unit 1 Lesson 11 Final Slide

Lesson 11

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Student Summary

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Worksheet

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Investigation Worksheet

An additional activity to consolidate learnings

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