Term: 1st Term

Week: 8

Class: Basic 2

Age: 8 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Subject: Basic Technology 

Topic: Kneading Of Clay

Content: Definition of Kneading

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to;

– Define Kneading

Instructional Materials:

  • Clay
  • Water
  • Plastic sheets or trays
  • Illustrative pictures


Content Development: KNEADING OF CLAY

StepsTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Step 15 minsIntroduction – Greet students
– Show an illustrative picture of clay
– Ask if they’ve seen or played with clay before
– Greet the teacher
– Look at the picture and listen attentively
– Respond to the question
Step 210 minsExplanation, Discussion– Explain that kneading is the process of working and pressing clay with hands to make it soft and pliable
– Discuss why kneading is important for making things with clay
– Listen carefully
– Ask questions if not clear
– Participate in the discussion
Step 315 minsDemonstration, Activity– Show how to knead clay: add a little water if dry, fold, and press
– Have pupils gather around and demonstrate
– Allow each pupil to try kneading their own piece of clay
– Watch the teacher carefully
– Participate when allowed to knead
– Ask for help if needed
Step 45 minsDiscussion– Explain that soft clay is easier to shape and mold into different objects– Listen attentively
– Respond to questions
Step 55 minsEvaluation – Ask pupils to explain the process of kneading in their own words– Raise hands to answer questions
– Attempt to explain kneading
Step 65 minsNote Taking– Provide the short note on kneading for pupils to copy into their notebooks– Copy the note neatly into notebooks


Kneading Of Clay

Kneading of clay is the process of working and pressing clay with our hands to make it soft and easy to shape.

When we knead clay, we fold and press it. 


Ask the following questions to evaluate the lesson 
1. Explain the process of kneading clay

2. Define kneading of clay

Teaching Aids:

  • Clay
  • Water
  • Plastic sheets or trays
  • Illustrative pictures

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 available resources. Feel free to customize the lesson note to fit your needs.

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Last Update: August 28, 2023