Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Nursery 1

The birth and call of Moses

Class: Nursery 1

Term: 3rd Term

Week: 2

Age: 4 years

Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Christian Religious Knowledge

Topic: The birth and call of Moses

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

  1. Identify the parents of Moses and his sister
  2. Describe the circumstances that surrounded the birth of Moses
  3. Narrate how God called Moses

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

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: picture books, posters/charts showing Moses in a basket on the Nile river, pictures showing the burning bush, pupils as learning resource







The teacher uses the Go down, go down to Egypt song to introduce the topic and explains that Moses’ birth came at a time in Egypt when all newly born male children were killed

Pupils pay attention



She explains that when Moses was born, His parents, Amram and Jochebed couldn’t bear to kill Moses so they hid him in the house for three months

She further explains that after 3 months they could no longer hide him so he was packaged in a basket and kept on the bank of the river Nile and watched by his sister from a distance


Pupils pay attention and participates



She further explains that

-      When pharaoh’s daughter came to bath at the river, she saw Moses, picked him up and raise him in the palace

-      When Moses grew up he fought with an Egyptian and fled Egypt in order to be killed too

-      While he was away he became a shepherd

-      While he took the flock grazing someday, he saw a burning bush

-      A voice told him to remove his shoes because he was on a holy ground.

-      From the bush God called and sent him to go to tell Pharaoh to let the people of God go

Pupils pay attention and participate



The teacher writes a short note on the board

The pupils copy the note in their books



Moses was kept at the bank of the river where Pharaoh’s daughter saw him, took him and brought him up. When Moses grew up, he killed an Egyptian and fled. Where he fled to, he became a shepherd. One day, when he took his flock to graze, he heard a voice from the burning bush. God called and sent him to go and tell Pharaoh to, “Let my people go”

EVALUATION:    1. Amram and Jochebed were __________ parents. (Jacob, Moses)

  1. Moses was kept at the bank of the River __________. (Ogun, Nile)
  2. _________ told Moses to tell Pharaoh to let His people go. (Goose, God)


CLASSWORK: As in evaluation

CONCLUSION: The teacher commends the pupils positively

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