The Road Safe series of resources provides learning activities to empower students to participate safely as responsible road users who are aware of their own place in the traffic environment, as well as that of others.
What students will learn
These year 4-6 resoruces will help students to learn:
- about traffic laws
- how to observe road hazards
- a range of safe practices that they can use when using the road e.g. as a pedestrian and passenger
- basic cycling skills in a controlled environment.
Four focus areas
Learning activities are arranged in four focus areas.
Focus area 1: Passenger and pedestrian
The teacher assesses students’ road safety skills and knowledge and uses a practical walking activity to solidify their knowledge about simple safe pedestrian and passenger skills.
Focus area 2: Safe cycling
Students learn the basics of cycle maintenance and how to select and fit a cycle helmet. Parents and caregivers are supported to ensure their children have safe cycle helmets and bikes.
Focus area 3: Cycling with confidence
Students practise Grade 1 cycling skills in a controlled and supportive environment. These bike control skills include getting on and off a bike and manoeuvring safely to avoid objects.
Focus area 4: Preparing for future on-road cycling
Students learn about traffic laws and relevant signs that affect them as pedestrians and as future cyclists on the road. They consider hazards as future road cyclists and how to handle these hazards.