Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Nursery 1

Joseph and his brothers

Class: Nursery 1

Term: 1st Term

Week: 3

Age: 4 years

Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Christian Religious Knowledge

Topic: Joseph and his brothers

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to

  1. Give a simple meaning of jealousy
  2. Discuss the story of how Joseph forgave his brothers

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES: Identification, explanation, playway method, questions and answers, demonstration, story-telling

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: toys, picture books showing the life of Joseph, bible, story book







The teacher uses the 12 sons of Jacob and Joseph’s song to introduce the topic.

She explains what a coat of many colours-  A coat of many colours is a coat that has many colours like red, yellow, blue, green etc

Pupils pay attention



She then further explains that Jacob was the son of Isaac who had given birth to 12 sons but whose favourite was his 11th son named Joseph

Pupils pay attention and participates



Using the bible story books and the pictures there in she tells the story of Joseph

-      How Joseph was the favourite son of his father and because of that he bought him a coat of many colours

-      How his brothers became jealous of Joseph and sold him to Midianite trader as a slave

-      How Joseph was sold to a man named Portiphar- an officer in Egypt

-      How Portiphar’s wife had tried to sleep with Joseph and he ran away

-      How Portiphar’s wife had lied against Joseph and he was sent to prison

-      How Joseph interpreted the dreams of the king two servants in prison

-      How the king had a dream and Joseph interpreted it

-      How the king appointed Joseph his second-in-command

-      How Joseph forgave his brothers and was reunited with his brothers and father

Pupils pay attention and participate



The teacher writes a short note on the board

The pupils copy the note



Jacob’s father loved Joseph so much he bought him a coat of many colours. His brothers were very jealous of him so they sold him to Midianites. Later on in Egypt, Joseph became a governor and his brothers bowed to him. He forgave his brothers of all they had done to him


EVALUATION:    1. __________ is a coat that has many colours. (tongs, coat of many colours)

  1. __________ gave his son Joseph a coat of many colours. (Jonah, Jacob)
  2. Joseph was bought by a man named _________. (Zerubbabel, Portiphar)
  3. Joseph interpreted the _________ of King Pharaoh. (cloth, dream)
  4. Did Joseph forgive his brothers? Yes/No


CLASSWORK: As in evaluation

CONCLUSION: The teacher commends the pupils positively

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