Class: Primary 1

Term: 1st Term

Week: 6

Age: 6 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Subject: Basic Science & Technology

Curriculum Theme: Basic Science

Topic: Movement

Content: Athletics

Instructional Materials:

  • Chalkboard and chalk
  • Pictures or illustrations of different athletic activities
  • Chart paper and markers
  • Stopwatch (for demonstration purposes)

Specific Objectives: By the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to:

  • Define Athletics
  • List 3 Athletic activities

Prerequisite Knowledge: Some exposure to physical activities and games, which could include running, jumping, or playing with balls, in order to relate to the concept of athletics more easily.

Rationale: This lesson introduces pupils to the concept of athletics, helping them understand what athletics means and exposing them to various athletic activities. This knowledge will contribute to their physical development and understanding of different sports.


Content Development: Athletics

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction (5 mins)5 minDiscussion– Greet the pupils.
– Ask if they have heard of sports or games.
– Introduce the topic “Athletics”.
– Respond to greetings.
– Engage in discussion.
Definition of Athletics5 minExplanation– Define “Athletics” as a collection of sports or physical activities that involve running, jumping, and throwing.
– Give examples.
– Listen attentively.
– Repeat the definition.
– Mention examples they know.
Athletic Activities (15 mins)15 minDiscussion and Demonstration– Present pictures or illustrations of various athletic activities.
– Briefly explain each activity.
– Perform a simple demonstration (running, jumping, throwing).
– Observe the pictures.
– Listen and watch the demonstration.
– Ask questions about the activities.
Listing Activities10 minInteractive Activity– Guide pupils in listing 5 different athletic activities as a class.
– Write down their responses on the chart paper.
– Participate in the class activity.
– Suggest different athletic activities.
Recap and Note-Taking5 minRecap and Writing– Review the definition of athletics and the listed activities.
– Summarize the main points.
– Have pupils copy the notes.
– Listen to the recap.
– Copy the notes into their notebooks.



Athletics is a collection of sports or physical activities that involve running, jumping, and throwing.

It includes different games where people compete using their strength and skills. Some examples of athletic activities are

  1. Running races
  2. Long jumps
  3. High jumps
  4. Throwing a ball
  5. Jumping hurdles
  6. Shot put
  7. Relay races
  8. Pole vaulting


  1. What is athletics?
  2. Name three athletic activities you have learned today.

Teaching Aids:

  • Pictures/illustrations of athletic activities
  • Chart paper and markers
  • Stopwatch
  • Chalkboard and chalk

NOTE TO TEACHERS: Please note that the actual content of the lesson, teaching methods, and pupil activities may vary based on your specific teaching style, curriculum, or resources. Feel free to customize the lesson note to fit your needs.

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Last Update: August 29, 2023