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Ministry of Education.

Lesson 4: Getting to know my school part 1

Specific objectives
The children will:

  • revise question and answer sequences from previous lessons
  • locate important places in the school
  • learn and practise vocabulary related to important places in the school.



  • Ensure camera has a film in it.
  • Prepare a simple 'map' of the school. Do not label the map.

Lesson sequence

  1. Begin with Hello song (see Lesson 2).
  2. In pairs children read their booklet to each other. Do this several times with different group members
  3. Allow students to have turns at being the 'teacher' and asking any of the three questions that have been taught. Have the question and answer cards on the whiteboard as support.
  4. Place the map of the school on the whiteboard and explain that you are going to walk around the school, visiting important places.
  5. Walk around the school. Stop at significant places and ask "Where is the ___________?" Encourage students to find places and reply "Here it is." You may have to show the students and model their replies. Take photos of the students at various places of interest. Allow talk and questions to occur naturally as you walk around the school. Spend 10 - 15 minutes doing this and then return to the classroom. Aim to have seen the toilets and the tuck shop during this time.
  6. In the classroom, label the places you visited on the map. Remember to include articles when labelling e.g. the library, the field. Point to the places and encourage the students to say with you "Here is the ______."
  7. Ask individual students the question "Where is the ________?" They should come and point to the map and reply, "Here it is."
  8. Using your booklet, turn to page 5 and model drawing pictures of the tuck shop and the toilets. Students should then do pictures in their individual booklets.
  9. As the children are drawing their pictures assist them to read the text on the page.
  10. When the students have finished their drawings they can read their pages to each other and show their pictures.

Note: The photos can be used later to reinforce vocabulary related to the school.

Published on: 09 Jan 2018