• Class: Primary 1
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 2
  • Age: 6 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Pre-Vocational Studies
  • Curriculum Theme: Agricultural Science
  • Topic: Farm Animals
  • Content: Animals and their young ones, e.g. Cow-calf, Dog – puppy etc.

Specific Objectives:

  • Cognitive domain: Pupils will be able to list at least 3 farm animals and their young ones.
  • Affective domain: Pupils will show appreciation for the diversity of farm animals.
  • Psychomotor domain: Pupils will be able to draw and label two farm animals and their young ones.
  • Social domain: Pupils will work in groups to share knowledge about different farm animals and their young ones.

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 of farm animals and their young ones
  • Flashcards
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Drawing paper and crayons

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the concept of animals and their young ones is crucial for young learners as it lays the foundational knowledge about the biological aspects of farm animals, fostering a sense of responsibility and empathy towards animals. This understanding is also vital for daily life, especially in rural settings where farming is a part of the community’s livelihood.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils are assumed to have basic knowledge of common farm animals.


Content Development: Farm Animals

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerIntroduce the topic and ask pupils to name any farm animals they know.Pupils name known farm animals.Understanding of farm animals.
Step 2: Explanation10 minsLectureUse of Instructional MaterialsExplain and show pictures of farm animals and their young ones.Pupils listen and identify the animals and their young ones from the pictures.Knowledge of animals and their young ones.
Step 3: Group Activity10 minsInteractive learningGroup workGuide pupils to form groups and list animals and their young ones using flashcards.In groups, pupils list 3 animals and their young ones.Collaboration and reinforcement of learning.
Step 4: Drawing10 minsHands-on activityIndividual workInstruct pupils to draw and label two animals and their young ones.Pupils draw and label the animals and their young ones.Enhancement of psychomotor skills.
Step 5: Conclusion5 minsRecap and EvaluationQuestion and AnswerRecap the lesson and ask questions based on the objectives.Pupils answer questions.Assessment of understanding.

Classroom Note:

Animals and their young ones

  1. Cow – Calf
  2. Dog – Puppy
  3. Cat – Kitten
  4. Chicken – Chick
  5. Sheep – Lamb
  6. Goat – Kid
  7. Horse – Foal

Remember, every animal has a unique name for its young ones, showing the diversity of life!

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is the young one of a cow called?
  2. Can you draw and label a hen and her chick?
  3. Name three farm animals and their young ones not listed in your note.

Note to Teachers:
Adapt the lesson to include more interactive activities if your class is very active. Utilize outdoor learning if possible, by visiting the school farm or garden to see some of these animals. Be sensitive to the fact that some pupils may have limited experience with farm animals, and use this lesson as an opportunity to spark interest and curiosity about the natural world.

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Last Update: April 2, 2024