• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 2
  • Age: 8 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: Basic Science & Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Physical And Health Education
  • Previous Lesson: Health And Personal Hygiene
  • Topic: Care of the Body
  • Content: Materials needed for caring for the body, Steps in caring for the body

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

  • Cognitive domain: Describe various ways to care for the body and identify materials needed for each step.
  • Affective domain: Show appreciation for the importance of personal hygiene and body care.
  • Psychomotor domain: Demonstrate basic routines involved in caring for the body.
  • Social Domain: Participate in group discussions on personal hygiene practices and share personal experiences.

Reference Materials:
The following resources were used in planning this lesson:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information from How To Teach Kids About Hygiene
  • Relevant Textbooks

Instructional Materials:
The teacher will teach this lesson with the aid of:

  • Charts depicting daily hygiene routines
  • Samples of hygiene materials (toothbrush, soap, towel, etc.)
  • Flashcards
  • Video clips demonstrating proper hygiene practices

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding how to care for the body is essential for promoting health and well-being among children. Proper body care helps prevent illness and is vital for maintaining self-esteem and positive social interactions.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils are expected to have basic knowledge about personal cleanliness and hygiene as discussed in the previous lesson on Health and Personal Hygiene.


Learning Area: Care of the Body

To deliver this lesson, the teacher will adopt the following steps:

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minsDirect TeachingSet InductionIntroduce the topic by discussing the importance of body careListen and respond to questionsImportance of caring for the body
Step 2: Explaining Materials10 minsDemonstrationInquiry-Based LearningShow and explain different materials used in body careObserve and ask questions about the materialsMaterials used for body care
Step 3: Demonstrating Steps10 minsDemonstrationGuided PracticeDemonstrate steps of body care like brushing, washingPractice demonstrated steps under supervisionSteps in caring for the body
Step 4: Group Discussion5 minsGroup WorkCollaborative LearningFacilitate a discussion on why each step is importantDiscuss in groupsSharing hygiene practices
Step 5: Conclusion5 minsSummaryReinforcementSummarize key points of the lessonListen and recap key pointsRecap of the lesson
Note Taking5 minsWritingInformation ProcessingInstruct pupils to write down the key pointsWrite down key points in their notebooksReinforcement of learned content

Classroom Note:

Care Of The Body

To stay healthy and clean, it is very important to take care of our bodies. This means that we must keep ourselves clean and look our best. Here are five ways to care for our body:

  1. Bathing: Wash your body every day with soap and water. This removes dirt and germs.
  2. Brushing Teeth: Brush at least twice a day to keep your teeth clean and prevent cavities.
  3. Washing Hands: Always wash your hands before eating and after using the restroom.
  4. Wearing Clean Clothes: Make sure to wear clean clothes each day to keep yourself fresh.
  5. Healthy Eating: Eating healthy foods helps keep your body strong and clean from the inside.

Materials Needed for caring for the body:

  • Soap
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Clean water
  • Towel
  • Clean clothes

Lesson Evaluation:
To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

  1. Name three materials needed for daily body care.
  2. Demonstrate how to brush their teeth.
  3. List two reasons why it is important to wear clean clothes.
  4. Explain what happens if we don’t wash our hands regularly.

Note for teachers using my lesson plan:
Hi there, remember that I didn’t make this lesson plan with any particular class or teacher in mind and I tried as much as possible with my experience and expertise to deliver this plan in a standard and effective style utilizing the best strategy and methods. Nevertheless, you are free to customize the lesson content, teaching methods, timing and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, pupils comprehension, curriculum, and resources available to you. Happy teaching!