Songs Civic Education Kindergarten (Age 5) First Term Lesson Notes Week 4

Lesson Plan for Kindergarten Civic Education

Subject: Civic Education

Class: Kindergarten (Age 5)

Term: First Term

Week: 4

Topic: Songs

Duration: 40 minutes

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Acknowledge the meaning of songs.
  2. Organize singing activities.
  3. Compose/memorize a short song.

Learning Activities:

  1. Pupils as a class sing as many songs as they know (e.g., “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes,” “Baa Baa Black Sheep,” “Five Little Ducks”).
  2. Pupils identify the meaning of songs with the teacher’s guidance.
  3. A volunteer pupil composes a song (interesting or not), while the teacher encourages him/her.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Citizenship

Learning Resources:

  • Audio-visual resources
  • Radio
  • Musical instruments
  • Picture books

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Lesson Plan Presentation

Set Induction:

Entry Behaviour:

  • Pupils know about singing simple songs and rhymes.

Building Background/Connection to Prior Knowledge:

  • Pupils sing songs with friends, family, and in school.

Instructional Materials:

  • Radio for playing songs
  • Simple musical instruments (e.g., tambourine, maracas)
  • Picture books with lyrics of popular children’s songs
  • Video clips from YouTube


  1. Meaning of Songs:
    • Songs are short pieces of music with words.
    • Examples: Nursery rhymes and simple tunes we sing together.
  2. Singing Activities:
    • Singing helps us express feelings and have fun.
    • We can sing alone or in a group.
  3. Composing and Memorizing Songs:
    • Creating a new song means thinking of a melody and words.
    • Memorizing a song means learning the words and tune by heart.

Learning Activities:

  1. Class Singing:
  2. Identifying the Meaning of Songs:
    • Teacher explains that songs are musical pieces with lyrics.
    • Pupils discuss what they like about their favorite songs.
  3. Song Composition:
    • A volunteer pupil tries to compose a simple song.
    • The teacher encourages creativity and participation.

Presentation Steps:

Step 1: Revision of Previous Topic

  • The teacher revises the previous topic which was “Sharing”.

Step 2: Introduction of the New Topic

  • The teacher introduces the new topic “Songs” using musical instruments and picture books.

Step 3: Pupils’ Contributions

  • The teacher allows the pupils to share their thoughts on songs.
  • The teacher guides and corrects the pupils as they discuss.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Play songs using the radio.
  • Lead the singing activities.
  • Encourage a volunteer pupil to compose a song.
  • Show a video clip about singing.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Participate in singing familiar songs.
  • Identify and discuss the meaning of songs.
  • Attempt to compose and memorize a short song.


  1. What is a song?
  2. Name one song you know.
  3. Why do we sing songs?
  4. How do you feel when you sing?
  5. Can you name a musical instrument?
  6. What is one thing we need to sing a song?
  7. Can you sing a part of “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”?
  8. What does it mean to compose a song?
  9. Why is singing fun?
  10. How do we memorize songs?


  • The teacher goes around to check pupils’ participation.
  • The teacher praises and corrects where necessary.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What does “song” mean?
  2. Name one song you like to sing.
  3. Why do we enjoy singing?
  4. Name a musical instrument we used today.
  5. What do we use to sing?
  6. Can you sing a line from “Baa Baa Black Sheep”?
  7. How do you feel when you sing with friends?
  8. What does it mean to memorize a song?
  9. Can you create a simple song?
  10. Why do we sing songs in school?

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