Aims: To introduce yourself and greet people.
Pupil Language: Family – Nanny – boy – girl – chimp – Hello – I’m … – Goodbye – My name’s … – What’s your name?
Teacher Language: Who’s this? – Open/Close your books.
Extra Materials: Poster (Module 1) – Flashcards and picture cards (family, Nanny, boy, girl, chimp).
Beginning the lesson
- Wait by the door and greet the children as they arrive. Point to and introduce yourself to the class. Say: Hello, I’m (Mrs Brown).
- Stand in front of a child and introduce yourself. Mime and say: I’m (Mrs Brown). Point to the child and elicit his/her name. Model the response. e.g. I’m John, Do the same for the rest of the class. (An activity for children to meet one another.)
- Have children form a circle. Pat a child on his/her shoulder. The child introduces him/herself and the rest of the class greet him/her. Demonstrate this yourself first.
Sue: Hello, I’m Sue,
Class: Hello, Sue,
- Poster (Module 1) (An activity to present the characters.)
Pin up the poster of Module 1 and point to the family tree. Go through the pictures of the characters with the children. Tell children their names and their relationships.
Presentation & Practice
- Flashcards (family, Nanny, boy, girl, chimp)
(Activities to present and practise the vocabulary of the lesson.)
Pin up the flashcards of Nanny and say the appropriate word. Children repeat, chorally and individually. Introduce the magical powers of Nanny Shine. Repeat with the remaining flashcards. Ask children to take out their picture cards (family, Nanny, boy’, girl, chimp). Call out the items in random order. Children listen and hold up the corresponding picture card.
Note: It is a good idea to leave the flashcards on the board for the duration of the lesson and refer to them every time the children have difficulty remembering the new vocabulary.
- Draw a large 4 on the board. Point to it, mime and say: Open your books at page four!