Concept of family

Subject :

Social Studies

Topic :

Concept of family

Class :

Primary 1 / Basic1


Term :

1st Term


Week :

Week 3

Reference Materials :  .

Online materials

Scheme of work


Instructional Materials :..

  • Pictures showing members of the family which are father, mother or mothers and their children



Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of people that can be found in the garden and in our environment



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

  • Say what is family
  • Mention members of the family
  • Say how the members are related



Content :

A family is made up of father, mother or mothers and their children. Members of the family live together in a house called home. Father is the Head of the family. Mother helps father at home to take care of the children and cook food for them


(Father, Mother and Children)

A family can defined as a group of people that are related by blood. Everybody in the society belongs to one family or another.
A family can be small or big.


F=  Father 

A= And 


I = I

L= Love 

Y = You 



The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :

  1. What is family
  2. How many popple are there in your family
  3. Who is the Head of the family
  4. What does mother do in the family


Conclusion :


The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written. He or she does the necessary corrections when the need arises.


Assignment :

Prepare for the next lesson by reading about

Types of family


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