Revision English Studies Primary 4 Week 11 First Term Lesson Notes / Plans 

Subject: English Grammar

Class: Primary 4

Term: First Term

Week: 11

Topic: Revision (Parts of speech, Tenses, Active and Passive Voice)

Duration: 45 minutes

Entry Behaviour: Students should have basic knowledge of parts of speech, tenses, and active/passive voice.

Key words: Revision, parts of speech, tenses, active voice, passive voice.

Behavioral Objectives:

  1. Students will identify and classify parts of speech in sentences.
  2. Students will demonstrate understanding of different verb tenses.
  3. Students will differentiate between active and passive voice.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Critical thinking
  • Analysis
  • Communication

Learning Materials:

  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Examples of sentences
  • Worksheets on parts of speech, tenses, and voice


  1. Introduction (5 minutes):
    • Briefly review the importance of understanding grammar.
    • Remind students of the basics of parts of speech, tenses, and voice.

Examples of Different Parts of Speech:

  1. Noun: The dog chased the ball.
  2. Verb: She danced gracefully.
  3. Adjective: The blue sky is beautiful.
  4. Adverb: He spoke loudly during the presentation.
  5. Pronoun: She will bring her book tomorrow.
  6. Preposition: The cat is on the roof.
  7. Conjunction: I want both tea and coffee.
  8. Interjection: Wow, that was an amazing performance!

Examples of Various Verb Tenses:

  1. Simple Present: I play the guitar every day.
  2. Present Continuous: They are playing football now.
  3. Simple Past: She completed the project last week.
  4. Past Continuous: We were studying when the lights went out.
  5. Simple Future: He will travel to Paris next month.
  6. Future Continuous: By 5 PM, she will be cooking dinner.

Introduction to Active and Passive Voice:

  • Active Voice Example: The cat (subject) chased (verb) the mouse (object).
    • In active voice, the subject performs the action.
  • Passive Voice Example: The mouse (subject) was chased (verb) by the cat (agent).
    • In passive voice, the object of the action becomes the subject, and the agent (the one doing the action) is mentioned optionally.
  1. Presentation (15 minutes):
    • Use examples to illustrate different parts of speech.
    • Discuss various verb tenses with examples.
    • Introduce the concept of active and passive voice.
  2. Teacher’s Activities (15 minutes):
    • Engage students in classifying words into parts of speech.
    • Discuss examples of sentences in different tenses.
    • Provide examples and explanations of active and passive voice.
  3. Learners’ Activities (10 minutes):
    • Practice identifying parts of speech in sentences.
    • Work on exercises to reinforce understanding of tenses.
    • Differentiate between active and passive voice in given sentences.


  • Participation in class discussions.
  • Completion of worksheets.


  • Assess students based on their ability to identify and apply grammar concepts.
  • Review completed worksheets for accuracy.


  • Summarize key points discussed during the revision.
  • Emphasize the practical application of grammar in effective communication.


  • Assign exercises to reinforce parts of speech, tenses, and voice concepts at home.

  1. Activity: Parts of Speech Sorting Game
    • Distribute words on cards to students.
    • Ask them to categorize the words into nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.
    • Discuss and clarify any questions they may have.
  2. Example:
    • Word: Running
    • Classification: Verb
  3. Discussion:
    • Encourage students to share their classifications.
    • Discuss the role of each part of speech in constructing sentences.

Discussing Examples of Sentences in Different Tenses:

  1. Activity: Tense Timeline
    • Draw a timeline on the board with present, past, and future.
    • Provide sentences for students to place on the timeline according to their tense.
  2. Examples:
    • Present: She reads a book every day.
    • Past: They visited the museum last week.
    • Future: We will study for the test tomorrow.
  3. Discussion:
    • Review the placement of sentences on the timeline.
    • Discuss how verb forms change to indicate different points in time.

Providing Examples and Explanations of Active and Passive Voice:

  1. Activity: Sentence Transformation
    • Provide sentences in active voice.
    • Ask students to transform them into passive voice and vice versa.
  2. Examples:
    • Active: The chef cooked a delicious meal.
      • Passive: A delicious meal was cooked by the chef.
  3. Explanation:
    • Active voice emphasizes the doer of the action.
    • Passive voice emphasizes the receiver of the action.
  4. Discussion:
    • Discuss when to use active or passive voice.
    • Highlight the importance of clarity and context in choosing the appropriate voice.


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