Uses of Prepositions

Subject:  English Studies 


Class: Basic 1 / Primary 1 / Year 1


Term: Second   Term / 2nd Term


Week: Week 10



Structure – Uses of Preposition

SPEECH WORK – Talking About Length

Concepts of Prints – Eye movement from the left to right and from top to bottom 

VOCABULARY – New words

READING: Answering oral and written questions


WRITING – writing of Alphabets T – W




Previous Knowledge: The pupils have previous knowledge of


Talking About Length


that was taught in their previous lesson.



Behavioural  Objectives : At the end of the lesson, learners will be able to


1. State the meaning of length

2. Know how to read properly with the eye movement

3. State the meaning and examples of preposition


Instructional Materials 

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Online Resource
  • Textbooks
  • Laptop
  • Jolly Phonics Materials
  • Sound system
  • Bluetooth speaker


Methods of Teaching 

  • Role modelling
  • Questions and Answers
  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Recitation
  • Imitation
  • Story Telling
  • Dramatization




Speech work: – Talking about length

Length means the distance from one end of something to the other end, it is the measurement of an object. It also means size of an object that means an object can be either long, tall or short.

Example: –

1. This is a long ruler

2. Me pencil is short

3. The new student is tall


Structure: – Uses of preposition

Preposition are words used to describe the position of a noun, for example when a book is on a table we can say “The book is on that table” the underlined word which is on is the preposition in the sentence. It can also be used to show direction, location or time or to introduce an object.

Common examples of preposition include: – on, under, below, between, above, besides, in, inside, outside, among, about, along etc

Using preposition in a sentence

1. The boy is between the teacher and the principal

2. The old man is sitting under that mango tree

3. The plate is beside the chair




Writing: – Writing letter T – W

Read and rewrite the Following alphabets








Presentation  : 

The topic is presented step by step

Step 1 : The class teacher revises the old topic

Step 2 : The class teacher introduces the new topic

Step 3 : The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own contributions and gives room for pupils” participation


Class Teacher and Pupils Activities. Interaction or Participation 

This involves class teacher and pupils’ interaction, conversation, imitation or modeling through discussion, play method or just by recitation or asking and answering questions that are related to the topic that has just been taught

  • The class teacher makes the pupils to measure some items in the classroom
  • The class teacher makes the pupils to write some letters of the alphabets




Underline the preposition in the following statement

a. I left the umbrella outside

b. The ball is along the street

c. The bag is under the table

2. What is a preposition?

A preposition is ________

3. What is length?

Length is used to refer to

4. Read and rewrite the Following alphabets




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