• Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 8
  • Age: 7 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: Basic Science Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Physical And Health Education
  • Topic: Entering and Exiting the Swimming Pool
  • Content: Entering and Exiting the Swimming Pool

Specific Objectives:

  • Cognitive Domain: Identify the safe steps for entering and exiting a swimming pool.
  • Affective Domain: Demonstrate confidence and responsibility while entering and exiting the pool.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Practice the physical actions of entering and exiting a swimming pool safely.
  • Social Domain: Participate in group activities practicing pool safety with peers.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures and videos demonstrating safe ways to enter and exit a swimming pool
  • Diagrams of a swimming pool ladder and steps
  • Real-life or model examples of poolside safety equipment

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding how to safely enter and exit a swimming pool is crucial for preventing accidents and injuries. This knowledge helps in fostering independence and confidence in young swimmers, ensuring they enjoy water activities safely.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils are assumed to have basic knowledge of swimming pool safety and the existence of different types of swimming pools.


Content Development: Entering and Exiting the Swimming Pool

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction to Pool Safety5 minsDiscussionInteractiveExplain the importance of pool safety.Listen and respond to questions.Understanding the need for pool safety.
Step 2: Demonstration of Entering the Pool10 minsDemonstrationVisual learningShow a video or diagram.Observe and ask questions.Learning how to enter a pool safely.
Step 3: Practicing Safe Entering the swimming pool 10 minsRole-playingHands-onGuide pupils through a pretend entry.Practice pretending to enter a pool.Practicing the steps physically enhances memory.
Step 4: Demonstration of Exiting the swimming Pool10 minsDemonstrationVisual learningShow video/diagram of exiting a pool.Watch and identify key steps.Recognizing safe ways to exit a pool.
Step 5: Practicing Safe Exit5 minsRole-playingHands-onAssist pupils in role-playing an exit.Practice pretending to exit a pool.Reinforce learning by doing.
Evaluation5 minsQ&AAssessmentAsk questions about entering and exiting the pool.Answer questions based on the lesson.Assess understanding and recall of the process.
Conclusion5 minsSummaryReflectiveSummarize the key points of the lesson.Listen and recap main ideas.Ensure comprehension of safe pool entry and exit.

Classroom Note:

Entering the Swimming Pool:

  1. Preparation: Before entering the pool, make sure you have everything you need, like your swim gear, a towel, and, if necessary.
  2. Approach the Entry Point: Always walk slowly to the entry point of the pool to avoid slipping or falling. Pools can be slippery when wet.
  3. Using the Pool Steps or Ladder: If your pool has steps or a ladder, this is usually the safest way to get in. Hold onto the handrail if there is one, and step down carefully,
  4. Entering from the Poolside: If you are entering the pool from the side, sit on the edge first. Then, slide into the water gently, using your hands to steady yourself.
  5. Getting Used to the Water: Once you are in the water, take a moment to adjust to the temperature and feel the water with your hands and feet.

Exiting The Swimming Pool

  1. Approach the Exit Point: Start by slowly swimming or walking to the part of the pool where you can exit.
  2. Use the Ladder or Steps: If your pool has a ladder, approach it carefully and grab onto the rails with both hands. Always face the ladder while exiting.
  3. Exiting Without a Ladder: If there’s no ladder or steps, you can exit by pulling yourself up from the side. Place your hands on the edge of the pool and push down with your arms while swinging your legs up and onto the poolside. Sit on the edge for a moment to gain balance.
  4. Dry Off and Walk Carefully: Once you’re out of the pool, take a moment to dry your feet with a towel to prevent slipping. Walk slowly and carefully away from the pool area to avoid any accidents on wet surfaces.
  5. Adult Supervision: Always make sure there is an adult nearby to help you if needed. They can offer a hand or guide you to make sure you exit the pool safely.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What should you always use when entering a swimming pool?
  2. Why is it important not to run in the pool area?
  3. Show me how you would safely exit a swimming pool.

Note to Teachers:

Adapt the demonstrations and role-play scenarios based on the facilities and resources available. Ensure all visual aids are clear and appropriate for the age group, and encourage active participation to build confidence and reinforce learning.