Move your muscles


Topic : Move your muscles

Class : Nursery 1

Term : First Term

Week : Week 3

Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Videos


Reference Materials

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum

Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of

Number of bones in the body


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

  • what are muscles
  • what muscles are made up of



Content :



Muscles are organs of the body made of tissues that contract to produce a particular movement. They are nerve fibres which allow us to move our bodies. They are a band or bundle of fibrous tissue in our body that has the ability to contract and produce movement or maintain the position of parts of our body.

Muscles enable our internal organs to function. The human body has over 600 muscles and these accounts for about 40 percent of our body weight.

The heart is a muscle.

What are muscles?

Muscles are the soft parts of our body which help us to







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 are muscles ?
  2. What are the fleshy parts of the body called ?
  3. What organs of the body are made up of muscles ?

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 by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.