Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3

Social health


Subject: Physical and Health Education

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Social Health

Subtitle: Recreation

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

  1. Define recreation
  2. State two importance of recreation
  3. Describe a socially sick person
  4. List two ways of taking care of socially sick persons

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.



Definition of Recreation

Recreation is defined as activity done for enjoyment or pleasure when one is not working. It is also activities carried out to refresh strength and spirit. Examples of recreational activities include; playing, cycling, meet up and talk with friends, running or jogging, walking, sightseeing, swimming, and playing games.

Importance of recreation

Taking part in recreational activities, especially outdoors, can

  1. greatly improve physical health.
  2. People who take part in park activities such as walking, or skiing, maintain lower body fat percentages, and have lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  3. Leisure lowers stress and tension
  4. Improve your quality of life.
  5. Help improve self-esteem.
  6. Make wonderful memories
  7. Cultivate love and relation
  8. Fostering the gratitude sense to God.

Social Health or social sickness

Social sickness can be said to be a person inability to overcome shyness or anxiety and be confident. It also refers to a person's ability to thrive in a social setting. A person with poor social health may limit their interactions to chatrooms and other online discussions. The term social health sometimes refers to the ways in which children and adults interact with their social environment. A socially sick person usually feels nervous, lack conversation flow, do not understand social norms, talking to strangers, eating in front of people and making eye contact.

Ways to care for a socially sick person

  1. Give them words of encourage
  2. Hangout with them and start conversation
  3. Teach them communication skills
  4. Get them to meet new people
  5. Encourage their self-esteem and confidence


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. What is social health?
  2. State two ways of caring for a socially sick person
  3. List five recreational abilities
  4. A socially sick usually feels …………… and lack …………….

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


  1. Define social sickness
  2. State three importance of recreation
  3. Define recreation

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