Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 2

Songs and rhymes

Week:  Two

Class: Basic 2

Term: 3rd Term

Subject: English 

Topic: Songs and rhymes


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

  1. Read simple rhymes fluently.
  2. Memorize the rhyme after discussing the content.
  3. Learn sounds through songs.
  4. Recite rhymes using the appropriate intonations.


Instructional material/Reference material: 1. Wall chart showing the rhyme.

  1. Flash card showing the key words in the rhymes.
  2. Approved course book.


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



  1. Rhymes based on some virtues e.g. nature, love.
  2. Songs that can help the pupils to learn sounds in words.



Say this poem after your teacher. As you do, take note of the words at the end of each line.


Healthy children

Healthy children everywhere,

Exercise and breathe fresh air,

Soap and water we have seen,

They keep hands and faces clean.


Healthy children often smile,

As they stop to rest a while,

Learning each day as they should,

To take time to eat pure food.


Healthy children bow to you,

We are very happy too,

See the toothbrush on parade,

of the germs we’re not afraid.


Healthy children all in turn,

Say we have so much to learn,

to stay healthy is the best plan

and we all know that we can.


Healthy children everywhere,

Exercise and breathe fresh air.




Fill the gaps with the correct words from the poem.

1 Healthy children are _____________.

2 They exercise and _____________ fresh _____________.

3 They use soap and water to keep their __________ and faces ___________.

4 They often _____________ and stop to rest.

5 Healthy children learn each __________ and take time to eat __________ food.



Teacher’s Activities

  1. Reads the rhyme(s) slowly (several times) to the pupils.
  2. Demonstrate the action involved in the rhymes.
  3. Explains the message in the rhyme to the pupils.
  4. Teach relevant song to the pupils involving particular sounds.

Pupils’ Activities

  1. Listen attentively to the teacher.
  2. Read the rhymes aloud together, in groups and individually.
  3. Listen to the teacher’s explanation.
  4. Sing the song with emphasis on the sounds taught.
  5. Memorize the rhyme.


  1. Read simple rhymes correctly.
  2. Sing song to emphasize some given sounds.

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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