## Activity Introduction

Quick summary: In this lesson, students become ambassadors for change in the health habits of their school. They survey members of their school community and audit their school’s practices in order to create an informed strategy for how to make their school healthier. They then independently run a campaign to get the community on board with preventative health measures.

The Heart Foundation’s ready-made skipping program, Jump Rope for Heart, helps primary school students move more and have fun, while they raise funds for heart research, patient support and programs that help save lives.

Learning intentions:

• Students understand health principles around food, physical activity and mental health
• Students understand connections between behaviours and actions and their impacts on health
• Students can effectively collect, manage and analyse data.

21st century skills:

### Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content descriptions:

Years 5 Mathematics:

• Pose questions and collect categorical or numerical data by observation or survey (ACMSP118)
• Construct displays, including column graphs, dot plots and tables, appropriate for data type, with and without the use of digital technologies (ACMSP119)
• Describe and interpret different data sets in context (ACMSP120)

Years 6 Mathematics:

• Interpret and compare a range of data displays, including side-by-side column graphs for two categorical variables (ACMSP147)

Years 5 & 6 Health and Physical Education:

• Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS054)
• Investigate the role of preventive health in promoting and maintaining health, safety and wellbeing for individuals and their communities (ACPPS058)

Syllabus outcomes: MA3-18SP , MA3‑1WM, MA3‑3WM, PHS3.12, SLS3.13

General capabilities: Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability

Cross-curriculum priority:

Relevant parts of Year 5 Mathematics achievement standards:

Students pose questions to gather data, and construct data displays appropriate for the data.

Relevant parts of Year 6 Mathematics achievement standards:

Students compare observed and expected frequencies. They interpret and compare a variety of data displays including those displays for two categorical variables. They interpret secondary data displayed in the media.

Relevant parts of Year 5 & 6 Health and Physical Education achievement standards:

Students describe their own and others’ contributions to health, physical activity, safety and wellbeing. They describe the key features of health-related fitness and the significance of physical activity participation to health and wellbeing.

Topic: Health & Wellbeing

This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Jump Rope For Heart: Jump Champions – Years 5 & 6

Time required: 55 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – facilitate whole class discussion before supporting students to work independently.

Resources required:

• Device capable of creating media, such as a tablet or camera
• Device capable of presenting a video to the class
• Graph paper
• Pen or pencil
• Student Worksheet – one per student.

Keywords: health, heart, preventative, survey, graph, qualitative, quantitative, social action, nutrition, exercise

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

## Teacher Preparation

Learning intentions: Students understand...

• … health principles around food, physical activity and mental health
• … connections between behaviours and actions and their impacts on health.

Success criteria: Students can…

• … conduct a survey of their peers about their health habits
• … critically evaluate data and think creatively to create a school-wide health program in response to data
• … work together effectively as a team.

Teacher content information:

Jump Rope for Heart is the Heart Foundation’s ready-made fundraising and skipping program that helps primary school students move more and have fun, whilst raising vital funds for heart research, patient support and programs that help save lives.

Over the last 38 years, over 10 million Aussie kids have skipped their way to a healthier heart.

To find out how your school can get involved, visit jumprope.org.au.

## Teaching Sequence

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## Healthy School Strategy

Healthy School Survey

How healthy are student lunches? Survey how many healthy foods, somewhat healthy foods and less healthy foods are in students’ lunchboxes.

Before beginning, clearly define what you consider healthy and unhealthy so you can remain consistent across surveys.

 Healthy Foods Somewhat Healthy Foods Unhealthy Foods

To find the percentages, divide the number of each type of food by the total food items in the lunchbox.

 Student Healthy Foods % Somewhat Healthy Foods % Unhealthy Foods % Student 1 7 7/10 x 100 = 70% 3 3/10 x 100 = 30% 0 0/10 x 100 = 0%

How healthy is the school canteen? Survey how many healthy foods and how many less healthy foods are for sale.

To find the percentages, divide the number of each type of

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