A new take on Health, Physical Education and Fitness: Primary Students Years 3 – 6

We are proud to present these teaching resources to support the Volkswagen Footy Fit schools program to kick-start your 2021! 

These lessons are more than just a workout, kids can learn about how their body works, how to care for their muscles and what they need to do to be fit.

Using the Volkswagen Footy Fit program, you can engage students in health and wellbeing topics in a whole new way, exploring both physical and emotional wellbeing. 

Lessons Now Available! Years 3 to 6

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Your Footy Fit Academy

How Do I Get Fit? 

Heart & Lungs


Years 3 – 6

Track your learning in four components – Healthy Habits, Healthy Mindset, Body Knowledge, Physical Skills. Gather a support team to help you achieve your goals.

Years 3 – 6

Examine how your body works and how cells use food for fuel. Students will investigate the different kinds of workouts along with their training purposes and understand the risk of injury and disease. 

Years 3 – 6

Students look at the physiology of the heart and lungs and how oxygen works in the body. They can build a model of their lungs out of recycled materials and work on some breathing exercises. 

Years 3 – 6

Examine how the body converts different foods into energy and fats. Explore the role of different categories of foods and nutrients and how they can help prevent injury and disease. Students can create their own healthy lunchbox.

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The Mechanical Body

Applied Movement

Stay In Control

Diversity Strengthens Teams

Years 3 – 6

How do muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments work together and provide mobility? Students learn about injury and recovery – looking at the RICE treatment method. 


Years 3 – 6

Students learn how to train their muscles to achieve specific movement goals. They will investigate the importance of warming up, strengthening and stretching and how these affect strength, agility and technique. 

Years 3 – 6

In this lesson, students explore mental strength. They learn about controlling your mindset and the importance of a healthy mindset to overall health and wellbeing. Students learn how to challenge difficult thoughts and feelings and choose healthy responses.

Years 3 – 6

Students investigate how personal strengths and weaknesses make each individual unique and how a coach uses this diversity to create winning teams. Students get the opportunity to leverage their strengths through a game. 

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Routines and Habits


Years 3 – 6

Investigate how healthy routines and habits positively impact holistic wellbeing and health. Students consider how they can create routines and habits that will improve overall health. They make a plan and commit to persistent positive actions.




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Cool Australia’s Footy Fit lessons have been developed in partnership with the Sydney Swans and with support from Volkswagen.