Fun with Shapes and Colours Cultural and Creative Arts Primary 1 First Term Lesson Notes Week 1

Lesson Plan for Cultural and Creative Arts


Subject: Cultural and Creative Arts
Class: Primary 1
Term: First Term
Week: 1
Age: 6 years
Sex: Mixed
Topic: Drawing and Colouring
Sub-topic: Basic Shapes and Colours
Duration: 1 Hour


Behavioural Objectives:

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

  1. Identify basic shapes (circle, square, triangle).
  2. Recognize primary colours (red, blue, yellow).
  3. Draw and colour basic shapes correctly.
  4. Demonstrate creativity in their drawings.

Key Words:

  • Shapes
  • Colours
  • Draw
  • Colour

Set Induction:

Start by showing colourful pictures and asking the pupils what they see in the pictures to grab their attention.

Entry Behaviour:

Pupils are familiar with colours and shapes from their everyday environment.

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Coloured pencils or crayons
  • Drawing paper
  • Flashcards of shapes and colours
  • Picture books

Building Background / Connection to Prior Knowledge:

Discuss familiar objects around them that have different shapes and colours (e.g., a ball, a book, a triangle road sign).

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Observation
  • Creativity
  • Fine motor skills
  • Colour recognition

Reference Books:

  • Lagos State Scheme of Work for Primary 1
  • Basic Arts for Primary Schools

Instructional Materials:

  • Flashcards
  • Coloured pencils or crayons
  • Drawing paper

Content Explanation:

  1. Basic Shapes:
    • Circle: A round shape with no corners. Example: a ball.
    • Square: A shape with four equal sides and four corners. Example: a book.
    • Triangle: A shape with three sides and three corners. Example: a slice of pizza.
  2. Primary Colours:
    • Red: Example: a red apple.
    • Blue: Example: the blue sky.
    • Yellow: Example: the yellow sun.
  3. Drawing and Colouring:
    • Draw each shape on the paper.
    • Colour each shape with the correct primary colour.

 Questions:

  1. A _______ is round with no corners. a. square b. triangle c. circle d. rectangle
  2. A _______ has four equal sides. a. triangle b. square c. circle d. oval
  3. The sun is usually _______. a. blue b. red c. yellow d. green
  4. A book is often _______ in shape. a. circle b. square c. triangle d. star
  5. The sky is _______. a. red b. blue c. yellow d. green
  6. A slice of pizza is shaped like a _______. a. circle b. square c. triangle d. rectangle
  7. A ball is usually _______. a. circle b. square c. triangle d. hexagon
  8. A _______ has three sides. a. circle b. square c. triangle d. rectangle
  9. An apple is often _______. a. blue b. red c. yellow d. black
  10. A triangle has _______ corners. a. four b. three c. two d. five

Class Activity Discussion:

  1. Q: What shape is a ball? A: A ball is a circle.
  2. Q: How many sides does a square have? A: A square has four sides.
  3. Q: What colour is the sky? A: The sky is blue.
  4. Q: What shape is a book? A: A book is a square.
  5. Q: How many corners does a triangle have? A: A triangle has three corners.
  6. Q: What colour is a banana? A: A banana is yellow.
  7. Q: What shape is a slice of pizza? A: A slice of pizza is a triangle.
  8. Q: What colour is an apple? A: An apple is red.
  9. Q: How many sides does a triangle have? A: A triangle has three sides.
  10. Q: What colour is the sun? A: The sun is yellow.

Presentation:

Step 1: The teacher revises the previous topic, “Introduction to Colours”.

Step 2: The teacher introduces the new topic, “Drawing and Colouring Basic Shapes”.

Step 3: The teacher shows flashcards of shapes and primary colours, then draws shapes on the board and colours them while explaining.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Display flashcards of shapes and colours.
  • Draw shapes on the board.
  • Demonstrate how to colour the shapes.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Observe the teacher.
  • Identify shapes and colours from flashcards.
  • Draw and colour shapes on their papers.

Assessment:

10 Evaluation Questions:

  1. What shape has no corners?
  2. Name a shape with four equal sides.
  3. What colour is the sun?
  4. How many sides does a triangle have?
  5. What shape is a slice of pizza?
  6. What colour is the sky?
  7. What shape is a book?
  8. Name a primary colour.
  9. How many corners does a triangle have?
  10. What colour is an apple?

Conclusion:

The teacher goes round to mark the pupils’ work, providing feedback and necessary corrections.


 

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