Healthy Living – Care and Functions of the Hands and Feet – Reasons for Washing Hands and Feet – Foot Rot (Primary 3)

Last Updated on November 11, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

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HOME ECONOMICS

PREVOCATIONAL STUDIES

FIRST TERM  

WEEK 4 

PRIMARY 3 

THEME – HEALTHY LIVING 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Reasons for Daily Care of the Body – Materials Used for the Care of the Body (Primary 3) 

TOPIC – CARE OF THE HANDS AND FEET 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introductory Activities

2. Reasons for Washing Hands and Feet

3. Causes of Feet Rot

4. Well cut Nails on Fingers and Toes

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –

1. state the functions of the hand and feet.

2. give reasons for washing hands and feet.

3. mention causes of foot rot.

4. keep well cut nails on fingers and toes.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

Uses of hands and feet

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. Basin of water, soap, sponge, towel, cream or pomade

2. Mop

3. Chart of when to wash hands

 

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METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

1. Scheme of Work

2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

3. Course Book

4. All Relevant Material

5. Online Information

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON  

INTRODUCTORY QUESTIONS 

Teacher’s Activities – Ask the pupils questions based on the uses of hands and feet.

Pupil’s Activities

1. We used __________ to work and carry things.

2. We used __________ walk from one place to another.

3. We used __________ to write.

4. We used __________ to play football.

5. We used __________ for washing.

6. We used __________ for plaiting.

7. Show me your hand and feet.

 

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Teacher’s remark – For respond to questions, give a cheer to the pupils.

 

FUNCTIONS OF THE HANDS 

1. They are used for carrying things.

2. They are used for putting foods and water into the mouth.

3. They are used for doing manual or mechanical works.

4. They are used for operating machines and electronic devices.

5. They are used for driving a car.

6. They are used for balance.

7. They are used for play basketball, table – tennis, etc.

8. They are used for swimming.

9. They are used for writing.

 

FUNCTIONS OF THE FEET 

1. They are used walking.

2. They are used for carrying the body weight.

3. They are used for car’s acceleration.

4. They are used for marching car’s break.

5. They are used for playing football.

6. They are used for swimming.

 

REASONS FOR WASHING HAND AND FEET 

1. To stay healthy.

2. To handle food safety.

3. To minimise risk.

4. To prevent infection.

5. To keep everybody safe.

 

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Practice using soap, sponge and towel to wash hands and feet. Also, practice using nail cutting to cut the nails of the fingers and toes.

 

CAUSES OF FOOT ROT 

1. Wearing tight shoes

2. Closed – toe shoes

3. Thick socks

 

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4. Wet socks or shoes

5. Sharing socks or shoes

6. Walking inside water without protected boat.

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Demonstrates washing of hand and feet.

Pupil’s Activities – Observe and practice proper washing of hands and feet.

3. Brings washing materials like soap, sponge, towel, cream and pomade.

Pupil’s Activities –

  • Practice using soap, sponge and towel to wash hands and feet.
  • Develop clean habits of washing their hands and feet.

4. Brings materials for cutting nails.

Pupil’s Activities – Observe teacher cutting their nails.

5. Discusses the uses of hand creams.

Pupil’s Activities – Practice application of cream to washed hands.

6. Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Discuss the issues of long nails and nail polish.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Pupils to:

1. name two functions of the hands.

2. list two things used to keep the hand and feet clean.

 

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3. state the causes of foot rot.

4. give three reasons why we wash our hands after visiting the toilet.

5. give three reasons why they should not keep their nails.