Themes: World of knowledge
Focus: Listening and Speaking
Topic: Water: Rivers and Conservation
Content Standard: 1.1 By the end of the 6-year primary schooling, pupils will be able to
pronounce words and speak confidently with the correct stress, rhythm and
Learning Standard: 1.1.4 Able to speak confidently on related topics.
Objectives: Pupils are able to talk about the river and its importance.
Time: 30 minutes
Teaching Aids: LCD, Computer, Internet connection, The River Song, Saving Water
Worksheet, Are you a Water Waster? Worksheet
By Regina Cyril, Teresa Rose Anak Gilbert Nyaod and Usha Reginald
Activity Teaching & Notes
1. Teacher asks pupils to brainstorm animals that Brainstorming
live by or in a river.
2. Teacher plays The River Song and pupils listen. Listen and sing. http://learnenglishkids.british
Which animals do they hear? Did they include all of the council.org/en/songs/the-
animals from the song when they brainstormed? Can river
they think of any other animals that live by or in a river?
3. Pupils sing along with actions. http://learnenglishkids.british
4.Talk about a river pupils know, its uses and Brainstorming
importance of keeping the river clean.
5. Pupils are divided into groups and they discuss the Co-operative
river (its uses and importance). Ask pupils to consider learning
what happens if rivers are polluted.
6. Pupils present their ideas to the class. Confidence
Assessment on organization of ideas and relate it to
real life situation.
Teacher identifies one side of the classroom as 'Saving council.org/sites/kids/files/att
Water' and the other side as 'Wasting Water'. Teacher achment/saving-water-
describes the various activities from the Saving Water activity_0.pdf
Worksheet and pupils run to the appropriate side of the
Give pupils the Saving Water Worksheet. Pupils
complete the task on saving water.
The United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. A registered charity: 209131 (England and Wales) SC037733 (Scotland).
Enrichment: Sharing http://learnenglishkids.british
Pupils interview four classmates to complete a survey Knowledge council.org/sites/kids/files/att
using the Are you a Water Waster? Worksheet. Pupils achment/saving-water2-
then compare results in groups. activity_0.pdf
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