The scheme of work for Basic Science for primary 6 first term is out. This scheme is a continuation from the scheme of work for Basic Science from primary 5 third term, the scheme of work otherwise known as Curriculum has been systematically arranged for ease of progression and proper understanding for students in primary 6. There has to be a flow, that is, a continuation from the previous class in order for students to better understand the subject and this is in line with the directive from the ministry of education that all Primary schools in Nigeria make use of the same scheme of work whether it is a private primary school or public (government owned) primary school.
The ministry of education in order to align with the demands of the National Common Entrance Examination as a body, makes compulsory the submission of the government approved scheme of work for all subjects offered in primary schools as parts of the requirements for approving the operation or license to run a primary school in Nigeria.
What Is a scheme of work? Simply, a scheme of work is defined as a guideline that defines the contents and structure of academic subjects. The scheme of work for primary schools in Nigeria, whether public or private primary schools, maps out in clear terms, how the topics and subtopics for a particular subject, group works and practical, discussions and assessment strategies, tests, quizzes, homework and even up to midterm breaks for the academic session ought to be structured in order to fit in perfectly, the approved academic activities for the session.
To further emphasize the importance of this document, the scheme of work is the complete guide on all academic activities enforced by the Federal government of Nigeria through the ministry of education on all Primary schools in Nigeria as it relates not just to the subjects but the academic session as a whole. It is used to ensure that the learning purposes, aims and objectives of the subject meant for that class are successfully achieved.
For example, the scheme of work for Basic Science primary 6 (Primary school six) is the same for both private and public Primary schools in Nigeria, that is, the scheme of work for a private school is the same with that of public or government owned primary schools, principals and teachers in secondary schools in Nigeria are to adhere to the approved scheme of work as mandated by the ministry of education as a move against this could spell sanctions from the government.
From our observations, the search for the government approved curriculum or scheme of work for Basic Science/Technology in primary schools has been on the rise, reason being that it is one of the most important subjects offered in Primary schools in Nigeria. It may not form as an admission requirements for admission into any higher institution in Nigeria but it has the basic topics and sub topics that can form the foundation for students who will eventually be science inclined in future.
This article provides in details, the current curriculum for Basic Science/technology for the complete session that is, 1st term, 2nd term and 3rd term, and this includes the government approved scheme of work for all topics and sub-topics for Basic Science for primary 6 first term, second term and third term.
For those interested in starting up a school either in Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti, Port-harcourt, Imos, Delta state, Akwa Ibom, Kano or any state in Nigeria, it would be wise to go through the government approved guidelines for establishing a primary school in Nigeria as this would guide you through the process and give you firsthand information on all requirements that must be put in place before your school can be approved or termed Government Approved.
Please note that the full scheme of work for Basic Science In primary 6 from first term to third term provided here are the currently government approved scheme of work applicable to all Primary schools in Nigeria irrespective of whether it is private or public secondary school, so you can trust the source of the information.
Primary 6 Basic Science and Technology Scheme of Work
What You Stand To Gain from This Post
- You will have in your possession, Basic Science scheme of work for primary 6 (first term)
- The approved primary 6 Basic Science scheme of work for second term.
- The government approved Basic Science scheme of work for primary 6 (Third term)
Pry 6 Basic Science and Technology Scheme of Work (FIRST TERM)
WEEK 1: Revision
WEEK 2: (a) Our solar system (6) the planets (c) gravity and weightlessness in space
WEEK 3: a) The sun: (6) Effects of the interaction between the sun and the earth (C) Eclipse: (i) rotation (ii revolution (iii) eclipse (solar and lunar) (a) Sources of light for the earth (i) the sun (i) the moon (i) the stars
WEEK 4: (a) The components of light (ROYGBIV) (b) colors: primary colours red, blue, green) (G) secondary colours e.g. Purple (d) producing know colour from primary colours
WEEK 5: (a) Examples of inclined Plane (b) advantages of inclined plane
WEEK 6: (a) Components of physical fitness and body conditioning
(D) Measurement of agility (10 metres shuttle run ) power sergeant jump, (C) Benefits of agility power, flexibility and balance
WEEK 7: (a) Meaning and importance of personal health (b) meaning and importance of environmental health (c) Importance of vision
WEEK 8: Structure of teeth (b) dental problems and preservation (c) methods and importance of waste disposal (d) noise
WEEK 9: (a) Word processing software-Microsoft office word
(b) Users of the word processing software
(c) Word processing environment: Title, bar ,tool bars and their uses, Menu bar and its uses. (d) Word processing skills e.g. Opening the Microsoft Office, quitting the software-creating document
WEEK 10: Precaution in the use of the computer hardware e.g. Use of uninterruptible
WEEK 11: Power supply (UPS), stabilizers and surge protectors, not over/loading the sockets etc.
WEEK 12: Care of the human war: sitting posture, use of anti-glare positioning of the hand. Keeping dust and moisture away. (b) Why we should care for the user to reduce fatigue to avoid minor and serious injuries, to improve efficiency, to protect sensitive organ like the eyes
WEEK 13: A) Drawing packages (B) Corel draw paint, artist. (C) Drawing with paint artist (D) Painting objects (using the fill tool) / Exams
WEEK 14: Compilation of result/closing
Second Term Primary 6 Basic Science and Technology Scheme of Work
WEEK 1: (a) Weather symbols: (i) Sun (i) Rain (ii) Cloud etc.
(6) Weather records e.g. Temperature, rainfall
(c) Good warming-some causes pollution, release of rising sea level, flooding of increasing world temperatures
WEEK 2: (a) Meaning of push and pull
(b) Example of force
(c) Evidence of force
(d) Effects of force
WEEK 3: (a) Meaning of friction
(b) Effects of friction
(C) Advantages and disadvantages of friction
WEEK 4: Use of drawing instruments: () divers (i) Compasses (l) rulers (iv) T-square
(V) Set square drawing board etc.
WEEK 5: (a) Meaning of hand tools
(b) Measuring tools (i) Tape rule (ii) Metal rule
(C) Making tools: (i) Scriber (ii) divider (iii) Centre punch
(d) Cutting tools: (i) Saw: (ii) Planes
WEEK 6: Types of relay races- 4 X 400 meters medley relay. Relay Skill (I) Batten grip (ii) Non Visual take over exchange basic skills in handles: (i) starting position (ii) Approach to the first hurdle (iii) Dearing the hurdle (iv) landing Strides between hurdles
WEEK 7: (a) Meaning of high jump and long jump (6) basic skill in high jump: (c) rules In high jump (d) basic styles in long jump-the soil, the hang (e) stages in long Jump (f) rules and regulations in long and short jump
WEEK 8: (a) Features for identifying fake medicines (b} Normal use of medicines (C) Excessive use of medicine.
WEEK 9: (a) Search engines: (i) Google (ii) Yahoo etc.
(b) Online activities (i) Online registrations (ii) checking of results
(c) Social networking tools (i) Facebook (ii) twitter
(d) Importance or internet Tools
(e) Abuse of the internet: (i) Prostitution (ii) Terrorism (iii) Misinformation
WEEK 10: Various aspects of the human society influenced by the computer:
(i) Communication (ii) security, military (iii) Education (iv) hospitality V) Exploration etc.
WEEK 11: Wrong notions at IT (i) Too costly (ii) Encourage job loss (iii) negative Religious beliefs (iv) career opportunities in I.T (v) Programmer (vi) Graphic designer (vii) data base manager/analyst (viii) Website design and hosting.
WEEK 12: Revision and Examination
WEEK 13: Compilation of results and closing
Third Term Primary 6 Basic Science and Technology Scheme of Work
WEEK 1: Revision
WEEK 2: The human heart: (i) structure (ii) functions (iii) blood vessels (vi) Arteries (v) vein (vi) capillaries
(D) Brood circulation
WEEK 3: Reproductive system:
(a) Meaning of reproduction
(b) Male reproductive organs
(c) Female reproductive Organs
(d} Functions of the reproductive organs
WEEK 4: Air pressure
a) Things that fly in the air
b} Why things move in air
C) Applications: (i) navigation (ii) generating (iii) electricity (iv) Flotation Suction
WEEK 5: Basic Electricity: (a) types of electricity and methods of generating electricity (b) Conductors and non-conductors, electrical circuits and uses of electricity.
WEEK 6: Magnetism: properties of magnets -Uses and making of Magnets
WEEK 7: Weather: (i) meaning of weather (i) factors affecting weather (ii) weather instrument and their uses
WEEK 8: (a) sources of food nutrients (b) Nutritional deficiency diseases: (i) kwashiorkor (ii) rickets (iii) pellagra (iv) Scurvy v) Characteristics of deficiency diseases
WEEK 9: Academically inclined adventure games e.g. Prince test, drive, Mario etc
WEEK 10: A) Steps for caring for computer hardware: I) position the computer Properly (ii) Keep the computer in an appropriate fair conditioned environment (iii) avoid liquid contents dropping on the system (iv) Avoid food particles (v) use dust covers (vi) unplug the system when not in use for long
(B) Reasons for taking care of the computer (i) Avoid damages (ii) protect the system (iii) prolong the life of the files in the system (iv) make the users comfortable tor maximum efficiency.
WEEK 11: Revision
WEEK 12: Examination
WEEK 13: Compilation of results and Closing
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