KS2 PE Quiz - Health and Safety (Questions)

Health and safety is about protecting against risks. When taking part in physical exercises and activities it is important that you do so safely. PE tends to involve speed and equipment, and can be dangerous if certain guidelines are not followed.

Even if you are doing PE indoors, it's still important to know the guidelines and follow the rules. There is dangerous equipment indoors too, such as wall ladders, ropes and balancing bars/frames. And before you even start any exercise, it's important to get your body ready.

Do you know why it is not a good idea to wear clogs or jewellery when exercising? This quiz will help you remember all that you have learnt in lessons.

1. What must we do before starting any exercise?
[ ] Cool down
[ ] Warm up
[ ] Go cold
[ ] Wake up
2. If you do not warm up correctly what might happen?
[ ] Break your leg
[ ] Not be able to run as fast
[ ] Be sick
[ ] Muscle injury
3. After exercising you must ....... ?
[ ] Cool down
[ ] Wake up
[ ] Warm up
[ ] Go cold
4. Cooling down helps your muscles to ....... ?
[ ] Hurt
[ ] Warm up
[ ] Relax
[ ] Go to sleep
5. What happens to your heart rate when you exercise?
[ ] Slows down
[ ] Nothing
[ ] Stops
[ ] Speeds up
6. What else happens to your body when exercising?
[ ] Get out of breath and feel warm
[ ] Get out of breath and feel cold
[ ] Feel cold
[ ] Eyes start running
7. What type of footwear is best for PE?
[ ] Sandals
[ ] Wellies
[ ] Trainers
[ ] Flip flops
8. Which type of clothing is best for PE?
[ ] Shorts and T-shirt
[ ] Pyjamas
[ ] Jeans and jumper
[ ] Winter coat
9. Before attempting to exercise or play games, what must you check for?
[ ] A friend to talk to
[ ] Clear space in which to work
[ ] The teacher
[ ] The time
10. When moving large gymnastic equipment what must you do?
[ ] Ask a teacher to move it
[ ] Ask a friend to help
[ ] Move it by yourself
[ ] Do not move it

 

KS2 PE Quiz - Health and Safety (Answers)
1. What must we do before starting any exercise?
[ ] Cool down
[x] Warm up
[ ] Go cold
[ ] Wake up
This doesn't mean putting on a jumper!
2. If you do not warm up correctly what might happen?
[ ] Break your leg
[ ] Not be able to run as fast
[ ] Be sick
[x] Muscle injury
Cold muscles are more likely to be injured
3. After exercising you must ....... ?
[x] Cool down
[ ] Wake up
[ ] Warm up
[ ] Go cold
Stretching exercises are used to cool down
4. Cooling down helps your muscles to ....... ?
[ ] Hurt
[ ] Warm up
[x] Relax
[ ] Go to sleep
Our bodies need looking after
5. What happens to your heart rate when you exercise?
[ ] Slows down
[ ] Nothing
[ ] Stops
[x] Speeds up
If it stopped, you'd be dead
6. What else happens to your body when exercising?
[x] Get out of breath and feel warm
[ ] Get out of breath and feel cold
[ ] Feel cold
[ ] Eyes start running
Have you noticed this when you exercise?
7. What type of footwear is best for PE?
[ ] Sandals
[ ] Wellies
[x] Trainers
[ ] Flip flops
Trainers are non-slip and comfortable
8. Which type of clothing is best for PE?
[x] Shorts and T-shirt
[ ] Pyjamas
[ ] Jeans and jumper
[ ] Winter coat
Loose or stretchy clothes help you to move easily
9. Before attempting to exercise or play games, what must you check for?
[ ] A friend to talk to
[x] Clear space in which to work
[ ] The teacher
[ ] The time
The space needs to be clear for you to move around
10. When moving large gymnastic equipment what must you do?
[x] Ask a teacher to move it
[ ] Ask a friend to help
[ ] Move it by yourself
[ ] Do not move it
Always ask the teacher if you need to move large equipment