Expressing Past Tense 

Subject:  English Grammar


Class: Basic 1 / Primary 1 / Year 1


Term: Third   Term


Week: Week 7



Speech work

Matching letters with the alphabet picture

Asking and answering questions

Ask simple questions making use of what


New words


Label reading


Expressing past tense


Formation of letter of the alphabets



Previous Knowledge: The pupils have previous knowledge of


A, B, C song


that was taught in their previous lesson.



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

  • make simple sentences in past tense



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



Match Together 



Match letters together with the right one


Asking and Answering Questions 

Ask simple questions making use of what

  1. What is this? ⚽. It is a ball
  2. What is this? 🥤 It is a cup
  3. What is this? 🚪 It is a door
  4. What is this? 🌴It is a tree
  5. What is this? 🏡. It is a house
  6. What is this? 🙀 It is a cat
  7. What is this? 🚙 It is a car
  8. What is this? 🐮 It is a cow
  9. What is this? 🐀 It is a rat
  10. What is this? 🐽 It is a pig


Vocabulary: New Words 








Structure – Expressing Past Tense 

Past tense is used to express action that was done in the past. The past may be yesterday, last week, last month, last year etc

Examples of sentences in past tense are

  1. We saw him yesterday
  2. I ate rice yesterday
  3. You drew an umbrella yesterday
  4. Daddy drove his car last month.


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

  • Class teacher makes pupils to recite the letters of the alphabets
  • Teacher helps to make the letters of the small case with that of the upper case




Fill the gaps with the past tense of the word that is in the bracket

  1. The _____ five apples in the basket (are)
  2. We _____ the man yesterday (see)
  3. The production manager ___ around(is)My mother ____ good care of us (take)
  4. we ______ rice yesterday (eat)
  5. Who _____ my pencil yesterday(take)





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