Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3

Phonics III


Subject: English Language

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Phonics III

Subtitle: Regular and irregular plurals

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

  1. Identify regular and irregular plurals
  2. Use regular and irregular plurals in simple sentences

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: picture chart and flash card

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



Regular and irregular plurals

Plurals that are made by simply adding ‘-s’ or ‘-es’ to the singular noun (or pronoun) are called regular plurals.

Other kinds of plural are called irregular plurals: have addition of ies, remove f or fe and add ves.

Regular plurals

Wish – wishes

Fox – foxes

Boy – boys

Guy – guys

Keys – keys

Holiday – holidays

Tomatoes – tomatoes

Hero – heroes

Echo – echoes

Book – books


Irregular plurals

Wife – wives

Child – children

Foot – feet

Life – lives

Leaf – leaves

Thief – thieves

Wolf – wolves

Mouse – mice

Tooth – teeth

Man – men

Company – companies

Goose – geese

Woman - women

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:

In tabular form arrange regular and irregular plurals: dishes, foxes, pencils, dogs, scissors, children, babies, buses, butterflies, teeth, boats, goats, people and cakes.

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


  1. Fill in the blank spaces with the correct singular form.

 1 a) The men are very hardworking.

  1. b) The ____________ is very hardworking.

2 a) I have been walking about since morning. My feet hurt.

  1. b) I have been walking about since morning. My left ____________ hurts.

3 a) The farm is full of mice.

  1. b) I saw a big ____________.

4 a) The women obeyed and attended the meeting.

  1. b) The ____________ obeyed and attended the meeting
  2. Give the singular forms of these words
  3. sheep
  4. cats

iii.      tables

  1. potatoes
  2. berries
  3. scissors

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