Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3

Extended family


Subject: Social Studies

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Extended family

Subtitle: Roles of extended family members

Learning Objectives: At the end of this this lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Explain the role grandparents
  2. Explain the role aunties and uncle

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: charts

Building Background/connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.



Extended family

The extended family means all the people that are related by blood through the father or mother. Members of the extended family, apart from the father, mother and children, are grandparents, uncle, aunt, cousin, nephew and niece.

The roles of the extended family include the following:

1. The grandparents when they are around, help in taking care of the children while the father and mother are at work.

2. The grandparents give advice to their grandchildren. They do this in the form of storytelling. For example, a grandfather may tell the grand children stories in order to teach them a lesson on honesty, sense of value or appreciation.

3. The aunts when they are around also help the mother to take care of the children and even to cook.

4. The uncles also help to take care of the entire extended family. They do this by teaching morals to their nephews and nieces.

5. The uncles and aunts give money to help members of the extended family.

6. Members of the extended family help to protect the child from external physical attack.

7. They make the child identify himself as mentor of the one large family.


Strategies& Activities:

Step1: Teacher revises the previous topic.

Step2: Teacher introduces the new topic.

Step3: Teacher explains the new topic.

Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils’ questions.

Step5: Teacher evaluates the pupils.

Assessment & Evaluation:

  1. Mention the five people that make up the extended family
  2. What is the role of grandparents in the family?

WRAP UP (CONCLUSION) Teacher goes over the topic once again for better understanding.


  1. Explain the role of four members of the extended family
  2. My father’s brother is called ………………………
  3. My aunty or uncle children are my …………………………

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