A 30 minute lesson in which students will know and identify the days of the week and link specific days to familiar events.
Clarify whether your school or region considers Sunday or Monday as the first day of the week. In either case, knowing the days of the week in the correct order, regardless of the starting point, is the main objective.
This lesson contains a link to an external video. Please watch the video prior to presenting this lesson to ensure that the content is appropriate for your students.
Watch the Days of the Week Rap Back video on YouTube. Encourage the students to sing along and ‘rap back’ the days of the week.
Ask the class if there are particular activities they do on certain days of the week. Encourage the students to share some of the activities they complete on certain days.
Discuss with the class some of the regular activities that happen at school on certain days of the week e.g. assemblies, specialist lessons, play in certain areas of the playground. List or draw some of these activities on the board for each day of the week (from Monday through to Friday).
Distribute the My Week at School Worksheet to the students. Monitor and support the students as they independently complete the worksheet.
Gather the class back together and encourage the students to share their responses. Note the similarities and differences in the responses shared.
Encourage more capable students to assist less confident students with the worksheet.
Allow less confident students to be supported by more capable students when completing the worksheet.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities