This lesson plan for teachers of primary students aged 5 to 6 years old at level A1 explores the themes of ecology, the environment and nutrition. Students will develop awareness of nutrition as well as singing a song and giving a presentation.

Introduction 

This is a series of activities and related worksheets for you to download and use with the storybook Peas! It forms part of the Promoting diversity through children’s literature series, produced by the British Council Teaching Centre in Paris.

Age group

5/6

Level

A1

About the story
Peas! is a story which helps young children understand how a pea gets from a peapod onto a plate. The story shows how peas are grown and what happens to them once they are picked. Peas are processed and transported all over the world via different forms of transport: trucks, trains, boats and planes until they arrive in shops, are bought and cooked for supper. The two main characters, Pete and Penelope Pea, finally arrive in a home to feed a family but the children don’t want peas! A story that evokes questions about ecology, the environment and nutrition.

Language areas

  • Life cycle of plants
  • Vegetables
  • Numbers
  • Colours
  • Transport
  • Likes/dislikes


Diversity themes

  • Developing awareness about healthy food
  • Developing awareness of differences in culinary traditions around the world


Main outcomes

  • Conducting a seed growth project
  • Singing a song 'Ten little green peas'
  • Giving a presentation of the story

 

Peas!  Andrew Cullen (author), Simon Rickerty (Illustrator) Puffin Books
ISBN 978-0-141-50258-8
Story notes by Nicky Francis


The materials form part of the Promoting diversity through children’s literature series, produced by the British Council Teaching Centre in Paris. You can download materials for ten sessions. The materials include:

  • A sequence of activities - a plan for you to follow
  • Worksheets - for you to print and use with your learners


The materials are available to download in the Attachments box below, in a zip file. To download, right click on the file and save to your computer.

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Comments

I just loved this material!
But I was seeing it and noticed that the worksheet 1.2 is missing. I was wondering if you could attach it here.
I have no experience teaching kids, but I'm trying to do it now because of my neice so I was looking for some good material and found this one.
 
Thank you and congratulations

Hi Maira
Sorry about the missing worksheet - I'll have a look for it and upload it here as soon as possible. Glad you liked the rest of the material!
Rob

Hi both - no luck with my files I'm afraid, so I've got in touch with Nicky Francis, who can hopefully supply us the missing piece very soon...Rob

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