• Class: Primary 2
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 7
  • Age: 7 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Basic Science Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Physical And Health Education
  • Topic: Safety Rules In Swimming
  • Content: Safety Rules In Swimming – Social activities: Safety Rules In Swimming

Specific Objectives:

  • Cognitive Domain: Pupils will be able to list at least two basic safety rules in swimming.
  • Affective Domain: Pupils will develop a positive attitude towards following safety guidelines while swimming.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Pupils will demonstrate the motions of basic safety signals used in swimming.
  • Social Domain: Pupils will work in groups to discuss the importance of safety rules in swimming.

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 and Posters of Swimming Safety Signs
  • Video clips on swimming safety
  • Real-life safety equipment (life jackets, floaters)

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding and adhering to safety rules while swimming is crucial for preventing accidents and ensuring a safe environment. This lesson is aimed at instilling a sense of responsibility and awareness in pupils about water safety from a young age.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils are assumed to have basic understanding of swimming or water play, knowing what swimming pools look like and some basic actions performed in the water.

Content Development: Safety Rules In Swimming

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction to swimming safety5 minDiscussionInquiry-based learningIntroduce the topic and ask what pupils know about swimming.Share prior experiences related to swimming.Engaging pupils’ prior knowledge about swimming.
Step 2: safety rules in swimming 10 minInteractive lectureGuided discoveryExplain key safety rules using posters.Listen and ask questions.Learning specific safety rules in swimming.
Step 3: Demonstrating safety signals10 minDemonstrationRole-playingDemonstrate safety signals and use of life jackets.Practice demonstrating safety signals.Understanding how to communicate in water.
Step 4: Group Activity10 minGroup workCollaborative learningMonitor group discussions on why safety rules are important.Discuss in groups and present findings.Importance of teamwork and safety communication.
Step 5: Note taking3 minWritingVisualizationInstruct pupils to write down five safety rules.Write notes in their books.Reinforcing memory through note-taking.
Step 6: Evaluation1 minQ&AAssessmentAsk quick questions about the rules discussed.Answer questions.Testing knowledge on swimming safety rules.
Step 7: Conclusion1 minSummarizingReflective thinkingSummarize the key points of the lesson.Listen and reflect.Summarizing the lesson’s key points.

Classroom Note:

Safety Rules In Swimming

  1. Stay in Designated Areas: Only swim in areas that are designated for swimming and under supervision.
  2. Use Safety Gear: Always use life jackets and other flotation devices if you are not a strong swimmer.
  3. Follow the Signs: Obey all pool rules and warning signs.
  4. Never Swim Alone: Always swim with a buddy or under adult supervision.
  5. Learn to Signal: Know how to use hand signals to communicate in the water.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is one reason why you should always swim in designated areas?
  2. Name a piece of safety gear you might use when swimming.
  3. Why is it important to never swim alone?

Note to Teachers:
This lesson plan is a framework that can be adapted to fit different teaching styles and resource availability. Ensure that all visual aids are clear and suitable for the age group. Encourage active participation and be sensitive to the experiences of children who may not be familiar with swimming.