Key unit competence 

    Children are able to greet and respond appropriately to simple greetings and farewells according to different times of the day.

    1.1. Introduction 

    This unit will help children to develop holistically as it includes different lessons that must be taught through songs, poems and games. Learners have the opportunity to do stretching exercises while playing games and songs. They also develop socially, emotionally and cognitively through acquisition of new words. 

    1.2. List of lessons 

    The following lessons are distributed with reference to the scheme of work and syllabus.


    1.3. Cross-cutting issues to be addressed 

    Communication: While children will be greeting each other. 
    Gender education: When singing boys and girls must be given equal chance to sing.

     Inclusive Education: The teacher identifies types of impairment among learners and explains how he/she can cater for the needs of those learners. 

    1.4. Sample lesson plan

     Lesson 1: Greetings


    Learning outcome: Learners are able to distinguish correctly expressions used to greet and respond to greetings at different times of the day. 

    Teaching and learning materials: Pictures of people greeting each other, flash cards showing the time of the day. 

    References: Pre-primary syllabus and scheme of work.


    Lesson 2 and 3 will be taught the same way as lesson one

    Lesson 2: Song: my friends 
    Good bye, good bye 
    Good bye my friends, 
    Yeeeyeye, yeeeyeye, see you again 
    I love you, goodnight, good night 
    Good night my parents 
    Yeeeyeye, yeeeyeye, see you tomorrow 

    Children stand up and sing the song with gestures to demonstrate that they understand what they say.

    Lesson 3: A game about self introduction • 

    • The teacher tells members of grade one of Pre- primary to introduce themselves. 
    • The teacher asks children to stand up and form a large circle. 
    •  The teacher instructs children to make three steps toward the center to introduce themselves saying “my name is….I am….years old” one after the other until all the children have introduced themselves.
    Learning objectives: Learners are able to introduce themselves to others confidently. 
    Teaching and learning materials: picture of children shaking hands, a child standing in front of the class introducing him/herself.
    Learning and teaching activities • 
    • The teacher shows children a video of other children who are introducing themselves. 
    • The teacher asks children what they see in the video during self expression. 
    • The teacher tells children that they are going to do the same activity of introducing themselves. 
    • Children introduce themselves. 
    Lesson 4: A poem: My class 
    I like my class 
    My class is big
     My class is clean 
    My class is colorful 
    My class is well decorated 
    My class has polite children 

    I love my class 

     Learning objectives: Learners are able to repeat the poem confidently.
     Learning and teaching materials: picture/drawing of a well equipped nursery classroom. 

    Learning and teaching activities 

    • The teacher shows pictures of a classroom 
    • The teacher gives instructions to children 
    • The teacher introduces the name of the poem to children 
    • The teacher gives children the summary of the poem 
    • The teacher repeats two sentences of the poem 
    • The teacher tells children to repeat after him/her two sentences 
    • The teacher asks one child to repeat two sentences alone 
    • The teacher reads a bigger portion of the poem 
    • Children repeat the bigger portion of the poem after the teacher 
    • The teacher asks the whole class to repeat the whole poem 
    • The teacher concludes the lesson by asking questions to children about the poem 

    1.5. Additional content 

    A song: Good bye 
    It is time to go home (2)
     We all have so much fun 
    And you have so much fun 
    Now we say goodbye 
    Goodbye!!! Goodbye!! See you again 

    Goodbye!!! Goodbye!! See you again 

    1.6. End unit assessment 

    Ask children to pair, then each pair role plays “greeting” and “self introduction”