Class: Primary 1

Term: 2nd Term

Week: 9

Age: 6 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Subject: Basic Science and Technology 

Curriculum Theme: Physical & Health Education 

Topic: Swimming

Content: Benefits of Swimming

Specific Objectives:

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

  • List 2 benefits of swimming

Instructional Materials:

  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Pictures or illustrations of swimming
  • Chart paper or blackboard
  • Timer or stopwatch


Content Development: Benefits of Swimming

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Step 1: Introduction to Swimming10 minutesDiscussion– Show pictures or illustrations of swimming.
– Ask pupils if they have ever been swimming.
– Explain that swimming is a fun activity done in water.
– Discuss different places where swimming can take place, such as pools, lakes, or oceans.
– Look at the pictures or illustrations.
– Share their experiences of swimming, if any.
– Listen and participate in the discussion.
Step 2: Benefits of Swimming15 minutesLecture– Explain that swimming has many benefits for our bodies.
– Discuss and emphasize the following benefits:
     1. Swimming helps us stay fit and healthy.
     2. Swimming improves our strength and flexibility.
– Provide examples or stories to support each benefit.
– Encourage pupils to ask questions.
– Listen attentively.
– Take notes about the benefits of swimming.
– Ask questions if they don’t understand.
Step 3: Evaluation10 minutesQuestion and Answer– Ask pupils to name two benefits of swimming.
– Give them a few seconds to think.
– Call on different pupils to share their answers.
– Provide positive feedback and reinforcement.
– Think of two benefits of swimming.
– Raise hands to answer the question.
– Listen to other pupils’ responses.
Step 4: Note Copying5 minutesNote Copying– Write the following note on the board:
“Swimming has many benefits. It helps us stay fit and healthy. It also improves our strength and flexibility.”
– Instruct pupils to copy the note into their notebooks.
– Monitor their progress and provide assistance if needed.
– Copy the note into their notebooks.
– Ask for help if needed.


Benefits of Swimming:

  • Swimming helps us stay fit
  • Swimming improves our strength and flexibility
  • Swimming helps promote relaxation
  • Swimming helps us reduce stress


Ask the pupils the following questions to evaluate their understanding of the lesson:

1. What are two benefits of swimming?
2. Where can swimming take place?
3. Why is it important to have adult supervision when swimming?

Teaching Aids:

  • Pictures or illustrations of swimming
  • Chart paper or blackboard
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Timer or stopwatch

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 and curriculum or resources. Feel free to customize the lesson note to fit your needs.

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Last Update: August 27, 2023