My body Friday


Theme: My body  
Date: Friday  
  Description: Aim:
Greetings News

Weather chart

Theme discussion Privacy of my body

  • NO ONE is allowed to touch my private parts. The parts that my swimwear cover.
  • If it happens I MUST TELL my teacher or mommy.
  • May I undress myself in front of other people?NO
  • Only at the doctor,my mother…
  • Everyone says together: It is MY body.
My body is private
Literacy Clap the name of the person next to you. Teacher points to a body part and the learners need to say what each body part is.

Things that interest you and me.

Listening skills
Numeracy Mental maths Flashcards from 1-20

Data handling: sort beads etc into groups.

Develop mental skills
Play outside I wrote a letter to my friend game (vroteier) Gross motor
Creative Play dough/ Free play  
Play outside    
Music/Drama Teacher says a sentence,learners repeat the sentence and act it out.

  • We lay in our beds fast asleep.
  • Up we wake and stretch our arms.
  • We get up and get dressed.
  • We eat our breakfast.
  • We brush our teeth
  • We brush our hair
  • Off to school.
Learn new song and the school concert
Home time    
Other/ Materials needed    




My body Thursday

Theme: My body  
Date: Thursday  
  Description: Aim:
8:30-8:50 News

Weather chart

8:50-9:10 How do I look after my body?

  • Your body works for you you must keep it hygienic.
  • Bath/shower every day
  • Wash my hair
  • Brush my teeth
  • Wash my hands regularly (after I eat, toilet use)
  • Eat healthy food.
  • Exercise
Learn how to look after your body
9:10-9:30 Auditory discrimination

Hide your mouth behind a paper. Say two words that sound the same. Learners must listen and say if the words are the same or different.

  • Book-dog     big-bag   dot-dog
  • Book-look man-pan dot-dot
  • Hen-men man-pan fin-win
  • Big-big  man-man  mat-cat

Things I can do well. Tell your friends about things you can do well.

Begins to demonstrate phonetic awareness.
9:30-10:30 Mental maths  Shapes flash cards

Measurement: learners organise daily activities.

Show awareness of time concepts
10:45-11:30 Obstacle course Coordinates movements to perform a task
11:30-12:00 Draw a picture of yourself Fine motor skills



My body Wednesday


Theme: My body  
Date: Wednesday  
  Description: Aim:
Greetings News

Weather chart

Theme discussion How does my body work?

  • Head: turn, nod
  • Lungs: breathe
  • Arms: turn, bend, swing (swing arms as wide as you can)
  • Hands: touch, wiggle,clap
  • Legs: bend, twist
  • Organs: Lungs
  • Organs: heart- live (pulse)
  • Organs: brain- think (tells your body what to do and how.
Familiarise with your body.
  Listening game.

Clap your hands every time you hear the word ‘hand’

  • Nose, eye, ear, hand, thumb.
  • Foot, toe, hand, ear.
  • Ankle, hand, finger, hand.

What makes me special. Ask learners to identify differences between themselves and their friends. We are all special in our own way.

Listening and memory skills
Numeracy Mental maths Dot flash cards  Count 1-10

Identify shapes. (Flash cards)

Develop mental skills
Play outside Hopping bag race Gross motor skills
Creative Play dough/Free play  
Play outside    
Music/Drama High and low notes. When you hear a high note stretch out as high as you can. When you hear a low note go down on the floor. Learn new song and the school concert




My Body Tuesday

Theme: My body  
Date: Tuesday  
  Description: Aim:
Greetings News

Weather chart

Theme discussion I am unique.

  • Respect and accept each other for who we are.
  • What is your name/surname?
  • What is the colour of your hair?
  • Is it curly or straight? Long or short?
  • Are you a boy or a girl? Tall or short?
  • Do you like your body?
  • Which parts do you like?
  • Which parts don’t you like?
Learn that everyone is unique.
Literacy Play the game “Simon Says Familiarise with the classroom. Language development
Numeracy Mental maths Count 1-10 on abacus

Let learners make a pattern while sitting in a circle on the mat. One sits and one stands.

Develop mental skills
Play outside Skipping rope snakes. Learners walk on skipping ropes without falling off.  
Creative Play dough/ Free play  
Music/Drama Learn a new song: Head and shoulders

Learners dramatise parts of a story.

Learn new song and the school concert



My body


Theme: My Body
Date: Monday
Description: Aim:
8:30-8:50 Greetings News

Weather chart

8:50-9:10 Theme discussion My Body Parts. Name and show all body parts.

  • Head/Body/Arms/legs
  • Learn a new song: Head,shoulders,knees and toes
  • Familiarise the learner with his/her body.
9:10-9:30 Literacy Teacher points to a body part and the learners need to say what each body part is.


To introduce each child.
9:30-10:30 Numeracy Mental maths: Teacher uses flash cards of the different colours. Learners name the colours. Let the learners group themselves according to the colour of the clothes they are wearing.

Let learners sit opposite each other. Let them count how many noses,mouths,hands etc. everyone has.

Learn colours and hand eye coordination.
10:45-11:30 Play outside Activity 1: Learners hop in a hopping bag from start to cone.

Activity 2: Throw a bean bag to your friend.

11:30-12:00 Creative Teacher traces the body of one of the learners the others colour it in.

Free play with play dough. Build yourself

Gross motor skills




Lesson ideas for Highveld theme suitable for 4-6 year olds.

Johannesburg is in the Highveld region. Little ones in this area will find this especially interesting.

Lesson ideas for Highveld theme suitable for 4-6 year olds.

  • Discuss the Highveld. Where is it? The Higveld is usually grassland. Past grass on a paper to create a grassland.
  • Discuss the straw coloured fruit bat found in the Highveld. Colour in a picture of the bat.
  • Discuss all the animals of the Highveld and paste pictures of them.
  • Discuss mining in the Highveld.
  • Talk about big cities on the Highveld eg. Johannesburg and Pretoria.