Class: Primary 2

Term: 2nd Term

Week: 2

Age: 6 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Basic Science And Technology

Curriculum Theme: Basic Technology

Topic: Moulding With Clay

Content: Moulding

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

  • Make objects using clay.

Reference Materials:

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

Instructional Materials:

  • Clay
  • Modeling tools
  • Aprons
  • Table covers
  • Examples of molded objects

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding how to mold objects with clay is essential for developing creativity and basic crafting skills. It encourages hands-on learning and fosters an appreciation for the use of materials in daily life.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

No specific prerequisite. Basic knowledge of handling materials in a classroom setting is assumed.


Content Development: Moulding With Clay

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsIntroduce the lesson Discuss what molding with clay means. Introduce the concept of creating objects.Answer questions and express understanding.
Preparation10 minsDemonstrationShow how to prepare clay for molding – kneading and shaping. Emphasize cleanliness.Watch and participate in preparing the clay.
Moulding Objects 10 minsGuided PracticeGuide students in molding simple objects (e.g., animals, shapes). Emphasize creativity.Mould their own objects with guidance.
Sharing Creations 5 minsDiscussionStudents showcase and discuss their molded objects. Emphasize positive feedback.Share their creations and listen to others.
Note taking 3 minsWriting Provide brief notes summarizing key points of the lesson.Copy notes into their notebooks.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions related to the molding process and objectives.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion (2 mins)2 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and encourage continued creativity with clay.Share thoughts on the lesson.

Note to Pupils:

Moulding With Clay

  1. Introduction: Explain that clay can be shaped into various forms.
  2. Preparation:
    • Provide each student with a small amount of clay.
    • Demonstrate how to prepare the clay by kneading it to make it pliable.
  3. Demonstration:
    • Show basic molding techniques such as rolling, pinching, and shaping.
    • Demonstrate creating simple forms like balls, coils, and slabs.
  4. Guided Practice:
    • Guide students through hands-on molding activities.
    • Encourage them to experiment with different techniques and create their own shapes.
  5. Creativity Time:
    • Allow students to express their creativity by molding objects of their choice.
    • Emphasize that there are no strict rules – it’s about having fun and being imaginative.
  6. Sharing Creations:
    • Provide an opportunity for students to share and showcase what they’ve molded.
    • Encourage them to describe their creations to the class.
  7. Cleanup:
    • Instruct students on proper cleanup procedures for their hands and workspace.
    • Ensure that unused clay is properly stored for future use.


  1. What did you learn about molding with clay today?
  2. Can you mention one thing you created with the clay?
  3. Why is it important to keep the clay and your workspace clean?

Note to Teachers:

Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: November 17, 2023