Primary School

As a child enters their primary school years, pedestrian and passenger safety as well as continued role modelling of positive road safety behaviour is key to their development as safe road users. In the later primary school years as children begin to transition to secondary school, road safety education messages begin to explore pedestrian, public transport and cycling safety as independent travellers.

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Learning areas
Primary year levels
  • Activity
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Types of vehicles

Show students pictures of different vehicles. Discuss the meaning of vehicles and traffic.Brainstorm the different types of vehicles that students saw in the pictures (cars, trucks, buses, vans, trains, trams, bicycles, motorcycles).Ask each student

Learning areas:
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Prep
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
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  • Activity
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Road safety hazards

Explain that road safety hazards are things on or near the road that could put us at risk of being hurt.Using pictures, ask students to identify some examples of road safety hazards.Organise the class into small groups and allocate them one of the

Learning areas:
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Prep
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
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  • Activity
  • Walking
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Modelling and practising ‘Stop, Look, Listen, Think’ to cross the road safely

Take the class to an open area with a ‘road’and ‘footpath’marked out, and model the Stop, Look, Listen, Think procedure.Say out loud what you are doing. For example: “I have stopped at the kerb. Now I am looking in every direction – even

Learning areas:
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Early Learner
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
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  • Activity
  • Walking
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Safe and unsafe places to cross the road

Talk about how to decide where the safest place is to cross a road.Show students pictures of different roads and ask them to identify the safest place to cross. This could also be done during a group walk. Download Hi-Res Download Hi-Res Download

Learning areas:
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Prep
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
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  • Activity

Bike Education

Bike Ed is delivered in schools and community settings. The program helps children aged 9 to 13 years develop the skills they need to ride safely and independently on roads and paths.About Bike EdThe program involves a mix of practical activities

Year levels:
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
  • Year 7
  • Year 8
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  • Activity
  • Walking
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

That's the Sound the Street Makes story book

That’s the Sound the Street Makes follows the story of Ella on her journey to school with her sniffling Dad as she reminds him how to be a responsible and safe pedestrian. It’s suitable for children aged four to eight years. That’s the Sound

Learning areas:
  • English
  • The Humanities
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Early Learner
  • Prep
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  • Activity
  • Passenger Safety
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Click Clack story book

Click Clack follows the adventures of a group of children as their imaginations take them on fun filled journeys in rocket ships, on camels and rollercoasters all while in the comfort of their child restraints and booster seats. It’s suitable for

Learning areas:
  • English
  • The Humanities
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Early Learner
  • Prep
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  • Activity
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Road Safety Education - play mat

The road safety education play mat has been designed to complement the Starting Out Safely resources. We engaged Gowrie Victoria(External link) to develop an educator and family resource guide, with references to the Victorian Early Years Learning

Year levels:
  • Early Learner
  • Prep
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  • Activity

Street Scene (RACV)

RACV Street Scene program is a road safety program for Victorian primary school students from Prep to Grade Six.Schools can book a visit by an RACV traffic safety educator to conduct a program that best suits the local road safety needs of the

Year levels:
  • Prep
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Public Transport

Plan a trip on public transport

Have students develop a plan to travel to a selected destination using public transport. This could be for a school excursion or a trip from home.Students should investigate the public transport options (in terms of routes, times and costs) and plan

Learning areas:
  • English
  • Maths
Year levels:
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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