Roles of each members and functions of the family Home Economics Primary 5 First Term Week 3






Topic : Roles of each members and functions of the family


Class : Primary 5


Term. First Term


Week : Week 3


Title: Understanding the Roles and Functions of Family Members

Grade: Primary 5

Duration: 45 minutes


Learning Objectives:

  1. To identify the roles of different family members.
  2. To understand the functions of a family in a community.
  3. To appreciate the importance of cooperation and support within a family.


Embedded Core Skills:

  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Decision-Making Skills


  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Pictures or drawings depicting family members
  • Flashcards with family roles and functions
  • Chart paper and colored markers
  • Worksheets with fill-in-the-blank questions (as seen in the previous response)



Roles of Each Member of the Family:

  1. Parents:
    • Parents are like the captains of the family ship. They provide guidance, love, and support to their children.
    • Examples: Mom and Dad ensure that there’s enough food at home, help with homework, and make important decisions for the family.
  2. Children:
    • Children have their responsibilities too, like helping with chores and showing respect to their parents and elders.
    • Examples: Cleaning their rooms, doing dishes, and listening to their parents are some of their roles.
  3. Grandparents:
    • Grandparents are wise and caring members of the family who share their life experiences and provide extra love.
    • Examples: They might tell interesting stories, offer advice, or look after the children when parents are busy.
  4. Siblings:
    • Brothers and sisters play with each other, help each other, and learn important social skills.
    • Examples: They can help each other with schoolwork, play games, and share toys

Functions of the Family:

  1. Emotional Support:
    • Families offer love, care, and comfort to each other during happy and sad times.
    • Example: When someone is upset, family members console them with kind words and hugs.
  2. Providing Basic Needs:
    • Families make sure everyone has food, clothing, and a safe place to live.
    • Example: Parents buy groceries, cook meals, and ensure everyone has clean clothes to wear.
  3. Teaching Values and Morals:
    • Families teach children about right and wrong, manners, and respect for others.
    • Example: Parents might explain why it’s important to share and be honest.
  4. Education and Learning:
    • Families support children’s education by helping with homework and encouraging them to learn.
    • Example: Parents ask about school, read books with their children, and visit museums together.
  5. Safety and Protection:
    • Families provide a sense of security and protect each other from harm.
    • Example: Parents make sure the house is secure, and they keep an eye on their children to ensure their safety.

Remember, each family is unique, and roles and functions may vary, but the love and care shared among family members are what make a family special.










1. Parents provide _______ and _______ to their children.
a) Food, clothing
b) Toys, games
c) Movies, music
d) Pets, friends

2. Children should show respect to their _______ and _______.
a) Friends, neighbors
b) Teachers, strangers
c) Parents, elders
d) Siblings, classmates

3. Grandparents are wise and often share their _______ with the family.
a) Toys
b) Wisdom
c) Snacks
d) Secrets

4. Siblings can help each other with _______ and play games together.
a) Homework
b) Cleaning
c) Cooking
d) Gardening

5. Families offer _______ and _______ to each other during happy and sad times.
a) Fun, adventure
b) Love, care
c) Money, gifts
d) Rules, discipline


6. Parents make sure everyone has enough _______ to eat.
a) Vegetables
b) Pizza
c) Ice cream
d) Food

7. Families teach children about _______ and _______.
a) Math, science
b) Sports, games
c) Values, morals
d) Music, art

8. Families support children’s education by helping with _______.
a) Video games
b) Chores
c) Homework
d) Watching TV

9. Families provide a sense of _______ and protect each other from harm.
a) Adventure
b) Security
c) Entertainment
d) Freedom

10. Parents ensure everyone has clean _______ to wear.
a) Clothes
b) Toys
c) Shoes
d) Hats


11. Grandparents might tell interesting _______ to their grandchildren.
a) Stories
b) Jokes
c) Recipes
d) Facts

12. Children have responsibilities like helping with _______.
a) Cleaning their rooms
b) Playing games
c) Watching TV
d) Sleeping

13. Families teach children about right and wrong, manners, and _______.
a) Homework
b) Respect for others
c) Video games
d) Bicycles

14. Parents make important _______ for the family.
a) Friends
b) Decisions
c) Pets
d) Hobbies

15. Families make sure the house is _______ to keep everyone safe.
a) Fun
b) Secure
c) Colorful
d) Small



Introduction (5 minutes):

  • Begin by discussing the importance of families and their role in society.
  • Ask students to share what they think the roles of different family members are.

Main Content (30 minutes):

Teacher’s Activities:

  1. Roles of Family Members (10 minutes):
    • Show pictures or drawings of family members on the whiteboard.
    • Discuss and list the roles of each family member, such as parents, children, grandparents, and siblings.
    • Encourage students to share their thoughts and experiences.
  2. Functions of a Family (10 minutes):
    • Use flashcards to introduce the functions of a family.
    • Discuss functions like providing emotional support, basic needs, education, and safety.
    • Provide real-life examples for each function.
  3. Cooperation and Support (10 minutes):
    • Emphasize the importance of cooperation and support among family members.
    • Share stories or anecdotes that illustrate how family members help each other.
    • Discuss how cooperation strengthens family bonds.

Learners’ Activities:

  1. Students will actively participate in discussions, sharing their views on family roles.
  2. They will take notes or draw pictures to represent family roles and functions.
  3. Students will engage in group activities, discussing how cooperation can improve family life.

Practice (10 minutes):

  • Distribute worksheets with fill-in-the-blank questions related to family roles and functions.
  • Students will complete the worksheet individually, demonstrating their understanding of the topic.

Assessment (5 minutes):

  • Collect and review the completed worksheets to assess individual comprehension.
  • Ask a few students to share their answers with the class to promote discussion.

Conclusion (5 minutes):

  • Summarize the key points discussed in the lesson.
  • Highlight the significance of family roles and functions in our lives.
  • Encourage students to appreciate and contribute positively to their own families.

Homework (5 minutes):

  • Assign homework, which could include interviewing a family member about their roles and writing a short paragraph on it.

Follow-Up Activities (Optional):

  • Have students create family trees to visually represent family members and their roles.
  • Organize a class discussion on how families differ in different cultures


  • End the lesson by reminding students of the importance of family and how understanding the roles and functions of family members can lead to happier and healthier families.

This lesson plan is designed to engage Primary 5 students in a comprehensive exploration of family roles and functions while incorporating interactive activities to reinforce their learning.

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