SUB THEME: LIVING AND NON – LIVING THINGS
WEEK 1: REVISION OF 2ND TERM’S WORK
WEEK 2 – 4: MEANING AND CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING THINGS
- Teacher leads pupils to describe a plant. She defines plants as: living things that usually have stems, laves and roots and grow in the earth.
- She guides class on the meaning of living things.
She defines living things as: Any organisms or a living form that possesses or shows the characteristics of life or being alive.
- She leads pupils to mention the characteristics of living things e.g. growth, reproduction, respiration, etc.
- she displays pictures and posters of various plants
- Pupils describe a plant.
- They listen to teacher’s explanation
- They define plants and living things
- They mention the characteristics of living thing
- They display posters o pictures drawing of plants.
WEEK 5- 6: PLANTS AS LIVING THINGS
- Teacher takes pupils on a nature walk to observe plants.
- She explains the characteristics of plant e.g. growth, reproduction, respiration, movement, nutrition, etc.
- She display pictures/drawing of a plant exhibiting one of the characteristics.
- Pupils observe plants in their locality
- They identify plants as living things.
- They observe pictures/ drawing or posters on display.
- Specimen of plants in the locality
- Pictures, drawings or posters
WEEK 7: Mid – term’s Revision and Test
TEACHER’S ACTIVITIES: Mid – term’s Revision and Test
PUPILS ACTIVITIES: Mid – term’s Revision and Test
WEEK 8 -9: Meaning and characteristics of Animals.
- Teacher initiates class discussion on the meaning of animals
She defines animal as: Any living thing that can move independently and has senses for recognizing and reacting to the environment around it.
- She throws more light on the characteristics of animal e.g. reproduction, nutrition, irritability, movement, growth, excretion, respiration.
- Teacher displays pictures and posters of various animals demonstrating their characteristics.
- Pupils listen to teacher’s explanation
- They mention the characteristics of animals
- They observe and comment on pictures and posters displayed
- Pictures of animal.
WEEK 10 – 11: ANIMAL AS A LIVING THINGS
- Teacher takes pupils on a nature walk to observe animals
- She explains the characteristics which they observe animals display on the spot e.g. nutrition (feeding), excretion, passing solid or liquid waste matter from the body movement (moving the body or part of the body) etc.
- Teacher guides pupils to identify animals as living things. She explains growth as the movement, feeding, etc. as they affect animals.
- Teacher initiates class discussion on comparison of plants and animal as living things.
- Pupils listen to teacher’s explanation.
- They observe animals in the locality.
- They identify animals as living things.
- They observe and comment on pictures/posters displayed
- They participate in class discussion.
- Posters and pictures
- Specimen of animals in the locality.
WEEK 12: REVISION AND EXAMINATION