Reptiles Among Us

Subject : 

Health Habits

Topic :


Term :

Third Term / 3rd Term


Week 7

Class :

Nursery 1


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have the previous knowledge of


Pests Controls


that was taught in the last lesson



Behavioural objectives :

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • Say what Reptiles are
  • Explain where Reptiles are found
  • Say how to control  reptiles



Instructional Materials :

  • Charts
  • Picture books
  • Pictures of different types of reptiles
  • Wash Hand Basin

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation


Reference Materials :

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


Content :


Reptiles are crawling cold blooded animals.

They come in different shapes, sizes and colours.

Reptiles are vertebrates. They have backbones and thick scales that cover up their bodies.

Some reptile have no limbs.

Some have.

Reptile like lizards and chameleon have limbs while reptiles like snakes are limbless.


Where are Reptiles Found 

1. Thick forest

2. Swampy areas

3. Canals

4. Desert

5. Very close to our homes


Examples Of Reptiles That Are Found Very Close To Our Homes 

1. Lizards

2. Turtles

3. Tortoise

4. Chameleon

5. Snakes

6. Wall gecko

7. Crocodile

8. Alligator





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




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.





Mention four reptiles that are commonly found around us

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