Class: Primary 4

Term: 1st Term

Week: 4

Age: 9 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Basic Science And Technology

Curriculum Theme: Physical And Health Education

Topic: Moving Our Body Parts

Content: Non-Locomotor Movements; Definition, Types

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

  • Define non-locomotor movement.
  • List 3 types of non-locomotor movement.

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:

  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Pictures or illustrations demonstrating non-locomotor movements
  • Chart or poster with non-locomotor movement types
  • Video clips if available

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding non-locomotor movements is important for physical and health education, as it helps in promoting physical fitness and coordination.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have a basic understanding of body parts and simple movements.


Content Development: Non-Locomotor Movements; Definition, Types

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 10 minsIntroduce the lesson to the pupils Discuss the importance of body movements. Ask pupils what they know about moving their body parts.Share their thoughts on body movements.
Definition of Non-Locomotor Movement 10 minsExplanationDefine non-locomotor movement as movements where the body stays in one place but body parts are used to create different shapes or positions. Use pictures or illustrations.Listen and observe examples of non-locomotor movements.
Types of Non-Locomotor Movement 10 minsDiscussionPresent different types (e.g., bending, stretching, twisting) on a chart or poster. Explain each type and demonstrate.Discuss and demonstrate each type with teacher guidance.
Evaluation 5 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions about non-locomotor movements and their types.Answer questions individually.
Conclusion 5 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and emphasize the importance of regular physical activity.Share what they’ve learned.

Note to Pupils:

Non-locomotor Movement

Non-locomotor movements are physical actions where the body stays in one place, and specific body parts are used to create different shapes, positions, or actions without changing the location of the entire body.

Types Of Non-locomotor Movement

1. Bending

2. Stretching

3. Twisting

4. Shaking

5. Swaying


  1. What is non-locomotor movement?
  2. Can you name three types of non-locomotor movements?
  3. Why is it important to understand non-locomotor movements?

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: October 9, 2023