Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 2

Using the present continuous tense

Week:  Ten

Class: Basic 2

Term: 3rd Term

Subject: English 

Topic: Using the present continuous tense

Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to;

  1. Identify and use present continuous tense correctly.

Instructional material/Reference material: 1. Chalkboard

  1. Pupils charts on display

Building Background/ Connection to prior knowledge: The pupils are familiar with the topic(s).



  1. Identification and use of present continuous tense e.g. I am eating, He is running.
  2. Guided examples of present continuous tense.


Present continuous tense verbs describe what's happening right now.

Present Continuous Tense Examples

fig. 1

Oliver is running

fig. 2

They are playing ball.

The verbs "is running" and "are playing" describe things happening right now, as we speak.  We call them present continuous tense verbs.

fig. 3


 fig. 4



Teacher’s Activities

  1. Guides pupils to identify present continuous tense in sentences.
  2. Leads them to make sentences using present continuous tense.


Pupils’ Activities

  1. Identify present continuous tense in sentences.
  2. Use present continuous tense correctly in sentences.



  1. Identify present continuous tense in sentences.
  2. Make four sentences using the present continuous tense.

Summary: Teacher goes over the topic once again to enhance better understanding.

Wrap-up [conclusion]: Teacher corrects and marks pupils’ notes.

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