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
  • 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
  • Passenger Safety

Being a responsible bus passenger

Discuss the rules for travelling safely on a bus. Create a list of safety rules for bus travel (see the information section below for ideas).Set out chairs in a bus-like formation in the classroom and select one student to act as the driver and

Learning areas:
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Early Learner
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
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  • Activity
  • Cycling

How do road laws apply to cyclists

Have a discussion about what students already know about cycling and road laws.Ask students to think about what they may need to know about cycling, road use and the law to be able to ride safely and follow the law.Have students generate questions

Learning areas:
  • English
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Passenger Safety

Being a responsible car passenger

Seat belts and restraintsDiscuss different types of seat belts and restraints using the pictures from the gallery.Set up a small experiment with a toy car and a doll that fits into the car. Get the class to predict what might happen if the car ran

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

Forces and road crashes

Students investigate what happens when forces move, stop or change the direction of something which is already moving. They look at what happens to vehicles and passengers when such forces come into operation.Students can use the ‘Forces and

Learning areas:
  • Maths
  • Science
Year levels:
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Walking
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Introducing ‘Stop, Look, Listen, Think’ to cross the road safely

STOPPINGHave the class walk in single file around the outside of a basketball court or similar sized area, keeping about half a metre from the person in front. On command from you they are to stop. Note that the command could be either a spoken word,

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

Why do we have road signs?

Download and print out the pictures of road signs at [INSERT LINK TO PICTURES]. Alternatively, these could be displayed on an interactive whiteboard.Ask students to sort the pictures of the signs in different ways. They could be sorted by:Shape,

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

Features of a road environment

Brainstorm the features of a road environment and list these on the board. Clarify with students what the purpose of these are as you go.Discuss which features of the road environment students have around where they live and the different types of

Learning areas:
  • English
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Early Learner
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
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