Lesson Details:

  • Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 1st Term
  • Week: 2
  • Age: 8 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Period:
  • Subject: Pre-vocational Studies
  • Curriculum Theme: Home Economics
  • Topic: Exercise
  • Content: Types of exercise

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

  • List and demonstrate 2 types of exercises: stretching and jumping jacks.

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 or drawings of stretching and jumping jacks exercises
  • Chalk and chalkboard
  • A clear open space for practical demonstrations

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the topic of exercise is important as it promotes physical health and well-being. It teaches pupils about the importance of staying active and healthy in their daily lives.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils are expected to have basic knowledge of physical activities and the concept of movement.


Content Development: Types of Exercise

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction5 minsDiscussion– Greet the pupils.
– Explain that today’s lesson is about exercise.
– Respond to greetings.
– Listen attentively.
Types of Exercise15 minsExplanation– Introduce two types of exercise: stretching and jumping jacks.
– Describe each exercise briefly.
– Pay attention and watch.
– Observe and listen carefully.
Stretching Exercise5 minsDemonstration– Demonstrate how to do stretching exercises.
– Explain the benefits of stretching.
– Watch the demonstration.
– Mimic the stretching movements.
Jumping Jacks5 minsDemonstration– Demonstrate how to do jumping jacks.
– Explain the benefits of jumping jacks.
– Watch the demonstration.
– Try to perform jumping jacks.
Practical Exercise5 minsGroup Activity– Organize pupils into small groups.
– Allow each group to practice stretching and jumping jacks.
– Get into groups.
– Practice the exercises in groups.
Conclusion5 minsRecap– Summarize the key points of the lesson.– Repeat the key points.
Note Copying5 minsWriting– Provide a simple note on the types of exercises.– Copy the note in their notebooks.

Note to Pupils:

Types of exercise


Stretching helps our muscles and makes us more flexible.

Jumping jacks:

Jumping jacks make our hearts and bodies strong. 


  1. What are the two types of exercises we learned today?
  2. Why is stretching good for our bodies?
  3. What do jumping jacks do for our hearts and muscles?

Note to Teachers:

Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources. Ensure that pupils have ample opportunities to practice the exercises and provide positive reinforcement for their efforts.

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Last Update: September 19, 2023