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Module: The world Around Us

Unit: Water

Level: KS1

Suggested Learning and Teaching Resources

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1. Wonderful water

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Source: Shak Chung Shan Memorial Catholic Primary School & CDI, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Packs 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use nouns to refer to objects, e.g. witch, web, washing machine
  • Use the interrogative pronouns 'who, what' to find out specific information about a person, object or event
  • Use imperatives to express prohibitions
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, feelings and opinions

Reading:

  • Recognize familiar words in new text
  • Use the knowledge of letter-sound relationships to read aloud simple words and short simple text
  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

Listening:

  • Identify basic consonant sounds, e.g. witch, fan and discriminate between a small range of initial sounds in words, e.g. fan, can

Speaking:

  • Maintain an interaction by using single words and formulaic expressions to acknowledge, agree and disagree, ask questions and reply

Writing:

  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided

Wonderful Water

Brief Description:
An example of cross-curricular task about water which was collaboratively developed by Shak Chung Shan Memorial Catholic Primary School and EDB

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2. Water

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Source: www.kizclub.com
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt Animation 
Resources Types: Worksheets , e-books 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to talk about simple truths, e.g. Plants need water. Water helps them grow.

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues
  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas with teacher support

Story
http://www.kizclub.com/storytime/water/first.html

Rainy day mobile
http://www.kizclub.com/craft/Rainyday.pdf

Brief Description:
A story about how we can use water in different ways

User Tips:

  • Before reading, students can talk about how they use water every day.
  • After reading, students can list out the ways people use water mentioned in the story.
  • Students can make a 'Rainy day mobile' based on the worksheet.

3. A Poem on Rain

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Source: Educational Television Unit, EDB
Media: Video 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths, e.g. It falls from the sky.

Reading:

  • Identify key words for the main idea in a sentence
  • Guess the topic by using personal experiences and knowledge of the world

http://edblog.hkedcity.net/etv_clip/2009/05/07/a-poem-on-rain/

Brief Description:
A short poem about rain

User Tips:

  • Teachers can use the video to lead in the topic of water.
  • While watching the video, students could guess what the poem is about after each line.
  • After watching the video, students can describe and write about the rain using other adjectives.

4. Is this rain?

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Source: Educational Television Unit, EDB
Media: Video 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the auxiliary verb 'is' to seek information, e.g. Is this rain?

Listening:

  • Recognize features of language use such as onomatopoeia and rhythm in simple spoken texts, e.g. pitter-patter

http://edblog.hkedcity.net/etv_clip/2009/05/07/is-this-rain/

Brief Description:
A short ETV clip about a girl who is excited about rain

User Tips:

  • Teachers can play or download the video.
  • While watching the video, encourage students to sing along with it.
  • After watching the video, draw students' attention to the target language forms.

5. Water - ETV programme

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Source: Educational Television Unit
Media: Video 
Resources Types: ETV 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the auxiliary verbs 'do, does' to seek information, e.g. 'Do you use water every day?' 'Does a dolphin live in water?'

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas in simple spoken texts, e.g. video, with the help of cues

http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=349232881

Brief Description:
A ETV programme about water and how living things use water

User Tips:

  • Before the programme, teachers can introduce the characters of the programme and ask students to think of the answers to the questions, e.g. 'Do you use water every day? When? How?'.
  • Encourage students to join in answering the questions while watching it.
  • After watching the programme, teachers can download worksheets to consolidate and use them as follow-up quiz or revision.
  • Teachers can download Teachers' notes  for more activities.
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