Blending and Short Sentence Writing Letter Work Kindergarten Age 5 First Term Lesson Notes Week 8

Kindergarten Lesson Plan – First Term Week 8

Subject: English (Letter Work)

Class: Kindergarten

Term: First Term

Week: 8

Age: 4-5 years

Topic: Non-Conventional Pre-Words: Blending and Short Sentence Writing

Duration: 40 minutes

Behavioural Objectives

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

  1. Blend and sound out more non-conventional pre-words.
  2. Write short sentences using non-conventional pre-words.

Key Words

  • Blend
  • Sound
  • Pre-words
  • Non-conventional
  • Vowel
  • Consonant

Set Induction

  • The teacher greets the pupils and begins with a short song about blending sounds.

Entry Behaviour

  • Pupils have previously practiced blending simple letter sounds and reading pre-words.

Learning Resources and Materials

Building Background / Connection to Prior Knowledge

  • Review of conventional letter sounds and simple blends from previous lessons.

Embedded Core Skills

  1. Communication and Collaboration: Blending and sounding out words together.
  2. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Recognizing and blending non-conventional letter combinations.

Reference Books

  • Lagos State Scheme of Work for Kindergarten

Instructional Materials

  • Charts with non-conventional pre-words
  • Flashcards of letters and blends

Lesson Content

Explanation of the Topic

  1. Non-Conventional Pre-Words:
    • Introduction to blending more non-conventional letter combinations (e.g., pa, pe, pi).
    • Examples of non-conventional pre-words and their blends.


  • Non-conventional blends: pa, pe, pi, po, pu; qua, que, qui, quo, qu; ra, re, ri, ro, ru; sa, se, si, so, su; ta, te, ti, to, tu; va, ve, vi, vo, vu; wa, we, wi, wo, wu; ya, ye, yi, yo, yu; za, ze, zi, zo, zu.

Learning Activities

  1. Blending Practice: The teacher models blending non-conventional sounds (e.g., pa, pe, pi) and asks pupils to repeat.
  2. Flashcard Activity: Pupils use flashcards to practice blending and reading non-conventional pre-words.
  3. Writing Practice: Pupils write the blended pre-words and short sentences in their exercise books.

Teacher’s Activities

  • Write vowels and consonants on the board.
  • Demonstrate blending non-conventional pre-words.
  • Guide pupils through reading and writing the pre-words and short sentences.
  • Provide flashcards and interactive practice.

Learners’ Activities

  • Participate in blending practice, repeating after the teacher.
  • Use flashcards to blend and read non-conventional pre-words.
  • Write the blended pre-words and short sentences in their exercise books.


Fill-in-the-Blank Questions

  1. The blend of ‘p’ and ‘a’ is __.
    • a) pa
    • b) pe
    • c) pi
    • d) po
  2. The blend of ‘q’ and ‘u’ is __.
    • a) qa
    • b) qu
    • c) qi
    • d) qo
  3. The blend of ‘r’ and ‘e’ is __.
    • a) ra
    • b) re
    • c) ri
    • d) ro
  4. Write the blend of ‘s’ and ‘i.’
  5. Which blend is not correct?
    • a) sa
    • b) se
    • c) si
    • d) sx
  6. Write the blend of ‘t’ and ‘o.’
  7. The blend of ‘v’ and ‘u’ is __.
    • a) va
    • b) ve
    • c) vi
    • d) vu
  8. Write the blend of ‘w’ and ‘e.’
  9. The blend of ‘y’ and ‘o’ is __.
    • a) ya
    • b) ye
    • c) yo
    • d) yu
  10. Which blend is a vowel and a consonant?
    • a) za
    • b) ae
    • c) yi
    • d) su

Class Activity Discussion

  1. Q: What is blending? A: Blending is putting two sounds together to make a word.
  2. Q: What is a pre-word? A: A pre-word is a simple, short word formed by blending two letters.
  3. Q: Can you give an example of a non-conventional blend? A: Yes, ‘pa’ is an example of a non-conventional blend.
  4. Q: Why do we learn to blend sounds? A: Blending helps us read and write new words.
  5. Q: What sound do you get when you blend ‘p’ and ‘a’? A: You get the sound ‘pa’.
  6. Q: How do you write the blend of ‘r’ and ‘e’? A: The blend is ‘re’.
  7. Q: Can you blend ‘q’ and ‘u’ for me? A: Yes, it makes ‘qu’.
  8. Q: What do you get when you blend ‘s’ and ‘i’? A: You get the sound ‘si’.
  9. Q: Is ‘vu’ a correct blend? A: Yes, ‘vu’ is a correct blend.
  10. Q: What is the blend of ‘w’ and ‘e’? A: The blend is ‘we’.


  • The teacher collects pupils’ work and provides feedback.
  • Reinforces the importance of practicing blending sounds.
  • Encourages pupils to continue practicing at home.

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