Describe an object (Bird, Dog, etc) Composition English Grammar Primary 1 First Term Lesson Notes Week 3

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Subject   :  English Grammar


Class  : Basic 1 / Primary 1  / Class 1


Term : First  Term


Week  : Week 3


Topic  :

Describe an object (Bird, Dog, etc) Composition English Grammar Primary 1 First Term Lesson Notes Week 3


Previous Knowledge : The pupils have previous knowledge of things around them in their previous classes

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

  • Use appropriate descriptive words
  • Differentiate features of an object
  • State the features of an object

Instructional Materials 

  • Pictures of objects commonly seen at home
  • Objects seen at home
  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Online Resource
  • Textbooks

Methods of Teaching 

  • Role modelling
  • Questions and Answers
  • Explanation
  • Sing along
  • Recitation
  • Imitation


Embedded Core Skills:

  • Vocabulary Building
  • Sentence Formation
  • Creative Writing
  • Listening Comprehension

Content :

Describe an object (Bird, Dog, etc) Composition English Grammar Primary 1 First Term Lesson Notes Week 3

Title: “The Bird”

A bird is a small animal. It can fly in the sky.

1. Feathers: A bird has feathers on its body. Feathers are colorful.
2. Wings: Birds have two wings. Wings help them to fly.
3. Beak: A bird has a beak. It uses the beak to eat.
4. Legs: Birds have two legs. They use their legs to stand and walk.
5. Sound: Birds can make sounds. They sing songs in the morning.

Birds are beautiful creatures. They can fly and sing songs.

Remember, this description is tailored for young learners in Primary 1, so it uses simple sentences and vocabulary appropriate for their level.











1. A bird is a _______ animal.
(a) big
(b) small
(c) yellow

2. Birds have colorful _______ on their bodies.
(a) feathers
(b) scales
(c) fur

3. Birds use their _______ to fly.
(a) fins
(b) wings
(c) tails

4. How many wings does a bird have?
(a) one wing
(b) two wings
(c) three wings

5. Birds use their _______ to eat.
(a) paws
(b) beaks
(c) tails

6. Dogs have _______ legs.
(a) two
(b) four
(c) six

7. A dog’s fur can be _______ colors.
(a) green
(b) purple
(c) different

8. Dogs use their _______ to smell things.
(a) ears
(b) noses
(c) tails

9. How many eyes does a dog have?
(a) one eye
(b) two eyes
(c) three eyes

10. Cats have _______ instead of wings.
(a) fins
(b) feathers
(c) whiskers

11. A cat’s tail can be _______.
(a) long
(b) square
(c) invisible

12. What do cats use to catch mice?
(a) paws
(b) beaks
(c) claws

13. Fish live in _______.
(a) trees
(b) water
(c) caves

14. Fish have _______ to swim.
(a) wings
(b) fins
(c) tails

15. What do birds do in the morning?
(a) Sleep
(b) Sing songs
(c) Play video games


Introduction (5 minutes):

  • Greet the students and create a friendly and engaging atmosphere.
  • Display pictures of different objects and ask students to identify them.
  • Explain that today, we will learn to describe one of these objects in detail.


Teacher’s Activities:

Activity 1: Vocabulary Building (10 minutes):

  • Show flashcards with pictures of a bird and a dog.
  • Ask students to identify these objects.
  • Teach them relevant vocabulary words (e.g., feathers, wings, beak, fur, paws, etc.).



Activity 2: Describing an Object (15 minutes):

  • Choose one object (e.g., a bird) and describe it aloud using simple sentences, emphasizing the vocabulary just taught.
  • Write these sentences on the whiteboard.
  • Encourage students to participate by asking questions (e.g., “What does a bird have on its body?”).
  • Discuss and create a description of the object as a class.



Activity 3: Group Composition (10 minutes):

  • Divide the class into small groups.
  • Assign each group an object (e.g., bird, dog, cat).
  • Provide each group with a picture of the assigned object and ask them to compose a short description together using the vocabulary learned.




Learners’ Activities:

Activity 1: Vocabulary Building (10 minutes):

  • Students will actively engage in identifying and learning new vocabulary words related to the objects.


Activity 2: Describing an Object (15 minutes):

  • Students will listen and actively participate in the discussion to create a description of the chosen object (bird) as a class.

Activity 3: Group Composition (10 minutes):

  • Students will work collaboratively in their groups to compose a short description of their assigned object (bird, dog, cat) using the vocabulary learned.



Assessment (5 minutes):

  • Ask each group to present their descriptions to the class.
  • Evaluate the descriptions based on the correct use of vocabulary and sentence structure.



Ten Evaluation Questions:

  1. What are some features of a bird?
  2. How do birds fly?
  3. What is a beak used for?
  4. Name some body parts of a dog.
  5. What do dogs use to smell things?
  6. Describe a cat’s tail.
  7. Where do fish live?
  8. How do fish swim?
  9. What do you use to describe an object?
  10. Can you describe an object you like using sentences?


Conclusion (2 minutes):

  • Summarize the key points of the lesson.
  • Encourage students to practice describing objects at home.


  • Ask students to choose an object (e.g., a toy, a favorite animal) and write a short description of it using the vocabulary and sentences learned in class.




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