Music and Counting 1 (LPO5)

Teaching targets (varies based on levels)

Verbs: to be

Nouns: conductor, flute, guitar, drums, trumpet, violin, piano, music

Adjectives: *Numbers by 10s* *Ordinal numbers*

Questions: How many is/are there? Who is _____?

Sentences: There is/are ______. Jenny is second.


*vocabulary in italics is for lesson 2


Lesson Plan

​1. Hello Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)

2. Recap last session's target language / 5 minutes

Take out the flashcards from the last session and see who remembers the words or phrases

3. Story: (Let's Count to 20) / 10 minutes

With these two lessons, we are focusing on teaching "How many ____?" with the response, "There is/are ____." The ESL reader is pretty self-explanatory in terms of having the STs count the items on each page. Have them guess beforehand how many they think are on the page. Be sure to emphasize the singular and plural for ET and EP.

Use your big numbers or a whiteboard marker and flash card to count to as high a number suitable for the group.

4. Game / 15 minutes

Introduce the flashcards one by one, displaying each one on the wall. Encourage the group to repeat the words several times as they are introduced. This can be done before or after the story.

Play some vocabulary integration games to make it fun and enhance word retention.

Have STs get in a circle and begin to count, one number per person. STs have to say/pronounce the correct number in a given amount of time to stay in the game.

The last person left is the winner. For added difficulty, create a buzz number for which one must say 'buzz' instead of the number. Alternatively, have STs spell the numbers in order to stay in the game.


5. Song / 10 minutes (recommended for younger groups)

Recommended for groups under 8 years. Older groups can move straight onto the individual activity time.









You can change the lyrics and use respective vocabulary instead (e.g. “The giraffes on the bus go up and down…”)


6. Individual activity/ 10 - 20 minutes

The aim of this section in the session is to spend time with each ST individually. Encourage each ST to either repeat vocabulary and sentences or to produce them independently, depending on their level.

Initiation HO: can be used for colouring as you interact with each ST individually or, for olders, explain and request that they follow the instructions for the exercise.


7. Recap / 5 minutes

Briefly, have STs recall the vocabulary they just learned.


8. Goodbye Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)

Level Guidelines

Remember to consult our level guideline regularly to ensure the best progression for your groups.

Carnet de Voyage

The parents have access to the Carnet de Voyage from the beginning of term so that they can accompany their children to discover, progress and enjoy English. Teachers are advised to check the Carnet de Voyage each time to ensure the content reflects the session content you are planning to use.