Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 6

The crossing of the Red Sea

Term: 1st Term

Week: 5

Class: Primary 6

Age: 11 years

Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Christian Religious knowledge

 Topic:  The crossing of the Red Sea

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

  1. Narrate the crossing of the Red Sea
  2. The signs encountered on the journey

Instructional Techniques: Identification, explanation, playway method, questions and answers, demonstration, story-telling

Instructional Materials: : toys, picture book showing the Israelites crossing the red sea

Instructional Procedures






The Teacher revises the previous topic.

She explains that a sea is a large body of water filled with different types of aquatic animals.

Pupils pay attention



She explains how the Israelites were led by God and how the Red sea was divided to create a passage for movement.

Pupils pay attention and anticipate



She explains with the use of a Bible story book how :

    God’s people were finally on their way to their own land-Canaan. A pillar of cloud led the way by day and a pillar of fire guided them at night. As the Israelites arrived at the edge of the sea, Pharaoh and his army caught up with them. Pharaoh had changed his mind yet again. The Lord protected his frightened people. The pillar of cloud moved between the Israelites  and the Egyptians army. Moses then stretched his hand across the sea and the Lord caused a great wind to part the water and holds it back while the estimated two million Israelites passes through. When the Egyptians followed them, the Lord caused the water to flood and kill of them.

Pupils pay attention and participate


Note taking

The teacher writes a short note on the board

The pupils copy the note



God’s people, the Israelites, had been slaves in Egypt for 430 years. They were now free to leave Egypt, God choose Moses as their leader so they packed everything they owned and followed him of Egypt. Over a million Israelites set off. Moses knew which direction to go because God put a big pillar of cloud to direct them at the day and a big pillar of fire at night. Eventually, the pillar stopped at the red sea. The Israelites camped by water and waited for what God wanted them to do next.

Evaluation:          1. Narrate the Story of the Red sea

                             2.Mention 5 signs that showed to the Egyptians before they were forced to see released the Israelites.

CLASSWORK: As in evaluation.

CONCLUSION: The teacher commends the pupils positively

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