Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Nursery 1

Oral counting and identification of 0 - 120

Subject: Numeracy

Term: 2nd Term

Week: 6

Class:       Nursery 1

Age: 4 years

Duration:  5 periods of 35 minutes each                                                           


Topic:        Oral Counting/ Identification of 0 – 120

Content:   Identification, writing and number endings 9 – 90, more or less, volume, counting in set 1 – 15, length, days of the week

Specific Objectives: By the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to:

  1. Count number 1- 120 and number endings 9 - 90
  2. Count in numbers in sets
  3. Identify more or less volume
  4. Identify length

Instructional Materials: Counters, flash cards 

Instructional Techniques: Explanation, demonstration, repetition, questions and answers 

Entry Behaviour:  The teacher arouse them with number rhymes

Instructional procedure

Periods I, II and III: Counting of numbers, 120 ending numbers 9 – 90, counting in set 1-15


Teacher’s Activities 

Pupils Activities


With the aid of a chart the teacher counts numbers 1-120- repeatedly 

The pupils respond after her


She writes out the numbers on the board and count

The pupils repeat after her


 She teaches number endings 9 – 90

9 – 10                  49 – 50

19  - 20                59 – 60

29 – 30                69 – 70

39 – 40                79 – 80

89 – 90

Pupils identify number ending 9 – 90


She counts in set to 15 as thus:

Pupils identify numbers in set


  1. Count number 1 – 110
  2. Write number endings 9 – 80
  3. Count in sets


Conclusion: She corrects and marks their book

Periods IV: long or short-length, more or less 


Teacher’s Activities 

Pupils Activities


The teacher reviews the previous lesson and introduced the new one  

The pupils pay attention 


She tells them that length is how long or short something is


Pupils identify tall and short object


The pupils identify more and less objects (Volume). She tells them that it is the quantity of an object

E.g: Cup,  plate, bucket, etc

Container: She give example

Pupils identify volume


Evaluation: Pupils do more work in length and volume from their textbooks.

Conclusion: She marks and corrects their books

Periods V: Days of the week 


Teacher’s Activities 

Pupils Activities


The teacher revises the previous lesson.

The pupils listen


The teacher uses the song of the days of the week to introduce the topic

The pupils sing along


The teacher explains that we have 7 days in a week and what we do in each day

Sunday (1st day)  - we go to church

Monday (2nd day) – we go to school

Tuesday (3rd day) – we go to school

Wednesday (4th day) – we go to school

Thursday (5th day) – we go to school

Friday (6th day) – we go to school

Saturday (7th day) we wash our clothes

The pupils listen attentively


Evaluation: The teacher asks the following questions

  1. How many days are in 1 week ________ (7 days/ 5 days)
  2. The first day of the week is ____________ (Monday/ Sunday)
  3. Which day do we go to church ____________ (Sunday/ Saturday)
  4. We go to school for ________ days in a week (7/ 5)

Conclusion: She correct and commend them

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