Term: 1st Term

Week: 1

Age: 8 years

Duration: 40 minutes



Subject: Pre-vocational Studies

Curriculum Theme: Home Economics

Topic: Exercise

Content: Meaning of exercise and time of exercise

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

  1. Explain the meaning of exercise.
  2. List preferable times for exercise.
  3. Mention types of exercises they know.

Reference Materials:

  • Scheme of Work
  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum, Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work, NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Course Book
  • All Relevant Material
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks (List your relevant textbook here)

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures of various exercises
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Chart with exercise times
  • Example exercise routines
  • A clock or timer

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the importance of exercise is crucial for a healthy lifestyle. This lesson helps pupils grasp the concept of exercise, when to do it, and the types of exercises they can engage in to stay healthy.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils should have basic knowledge of daily routines and activities. They should be able to relate to the idea of physical activities.


Content Development: Meaning of Exercise and Time of Exercise

Content (Step 1, 2, 3, etc.)TimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction5 minsDiscussion– Greet pupils warmly.
– Explain that today’s topic is exercise.
– Respond to greetings.
– Listen attentively.
What is Exercise?10 minsDiscussion– Show pictures of people exercising.
– Discuss the meaning of exercise.
– Identify the activities in the pictures.
– Share what they know about exercise.
Times for Exercise10 minsGroup Activity– Present a chart with different times of the day (morning, afternoon, evening).
– Explain the importance of each time.
– Discuss the best time for exercise.
– Share their preferences.
Types of Exercises10 minsGroup Activity– Show examples of exercises (e.g., running, jumping, stretching).
– Discuss the benefits of each exercise.
– Identify and name the exercises shown.
– Share which exercises they like.
Conclusion5 minsDiscussion– Summarize the lesson.– Answer questions.
Writing5 minsNote Copying provide the key points for the pupils to copy into their notebooks copy the note into their notebooks

Note to Pupils:

What is exercise?

Exercise is when we move our bodies to stay healthy.

Time to exercise

We can exercise in the morning, afternoon, or evening.

Types of exercise





  1. What is exercise?
  2. When is the best time to exercise?
  3. Name two types of exercises.

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources. Ensure the discussions are engaging and encourage students to share their thoughts and experiences regarding exercise.

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Last Update: September 19, 2023