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Specific learning outcomes of Sub strand 1.2- Listening for Enjoyment

By the end of the sub-strand, the learner should be able to:

  1. Respond appropriately to a variety of listening experiences in and out of class.
  2. Demonstrate enjoyment in a variety of listening experiences.

Suggested learning experiences

  • Learners could be involved in listening to recorded songs, poems and rhymes and be guided to imitate.
  • Learners could be asked to record clips of their own activities and view them in class. The activities may include learners singing, telling stories, reciting poems and rhymes. Learners could listen to short and interesting stories while mimicking some characters in the story. 
  • Learners could be encouraged to sing or dance in response to instrumental music.
  • Learners could be encouraged to enjoy the listening experiences by using tone variation, puppets, pictures, costumes, animated stories, musical instruments among others.
  • Learners could be asked to listen to short stories from a selected resource person, about things in the immediate environment e.g trees, animals and people and be encouraged to ask, answer questions or retell parts of the story.

Key inquiry question

  1. What do children enjoy listening to?
  2. What makes listening interesting/enjoy able? [u1] 

Core-competence developed: Digital literacy, communication and collaboration

Link to PCI: Citizenship: Social cohesion

Life skills: Effective communication, self esteem

Link to other Activity Areas: Environmental and Social Activities, Psychomotor and Creative Activities

Link to values: Respect, love, unity, patriotism

Suggested Community Service Learning;.

Organise for a school music day where parents are invited. Learners could dance and listen to a variety of songs and instrumental music. They could also listen to stories told by parents for enjoyment.

Suggested Non- Formal Activity to support learning through application

Organise for a class fun-day for learners to dance as they listen to recorded songs and instrumental music for fun. Learners could dress in singing costumes and play simple musical instruments.

Suggested assessment: Oral questions, observations, portfolio

Teaching/Learning Resources: ICT devices, costumes, pictures, musical instruments, puppets, animated stories, realia, resource person, radio programmes

Suggested Assessment Rubrics

Exceeds expectation 

Consistently pays attention, responds with a variety of actions, dances to rhythm and asks questions about the story.

Meets Expectation

Responds by dancing to rhythm, and sustains attention when listening to the stories.

Approaches expectation

Responds to dance and rhythm but does not sustain attention.

Below Expectation 

Appears to listen but makes inaccurate responses.


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