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WEEK 1:

 

THEME 1: OUR SUB-COUNTY/DIVISION.

 

Name and location of our sub-county.

 

Vocabulary:

on  sub-county

in  division

behind  Makindye

in front of parish

near  zone

cupboard Kampala

door  district

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New vocabulary:

North  sunrise

East  sunset

West  opposite

South  above

night  left

 

Construct five sentences using the vocabulary.

 

Passage: Our Division

 

The name of our country is Uganda. Uganda is divided into parts called districts e.g. Kampala district, Wakiso district, Mpigi district and many others.

 

Kampala district is so big that it is divided into five parts called divisions or sub-counties. These divisions are Makindye division, Central division, Nakawa division, Kawempe division and Rubaga division.

 

The name of our division is Makindye division. There are a lot of important things in our division like schools, markets, churches, shops. mosques, hills, valleys, etc.

We are proud of our division.

 

Questions:

 

1. What is the name of our division?

2. Another for division is…………………….

3. In which district is our division?

4. How many divisions are in Kampala district?

There are………………………………………………………………….

5. Draw, name and colour four important things found in our division/sub-county.

 

 

 

WEEK 2:

 

Physical features in our sub-county/division.

 

Vocabulary:

physical features valleys

land forms   rivers

hills   swamps

mountain lakes

ponds  wells

 

 

Sentence construction using the vocabulary.

 

Complete these sentences correctly:

 

1. The sun rises from the …………………… and sets in the ………………….

2. Our school is found on ……………………… hill.

3. A ………………… is a low land between two close hills or mountains.

 

Structures:

 

1. Where do we get fish from?

We get fish from……………………….

 

2. What do we get from swamps?

We get ………………… from swamps.

3. Where is sand got from?

Sand is got from …………….

 

Passage:  Valleys.  

 

A valley is a low land between two close hills or mountains. Valleys with plenty of water and vegetation are called swamps.

 

Swamps are important because homes for some animals e.g. snakes and fish. People get fish, sand and clay from swamps. Clay is used to make cups, pots, flower vases and bricks. Sand is used for building.

 

People should protect swamps because they are important.

Questions:

 

1. What is the story about?

2. Swamps with plenty of water and vegetation are called ……………………………….

3. What do people make out of clay?

4. What is sand used for?

5. Write the dictionary meaning of vegetation.

6. Draw a picture of a valley.

7. Why are swamps important in our sub-county?

 

 

 

 

WEEK 3:

 

People in our sub-county /division.

 

Vocabulary:

 

Chairperson teachers

secretary barbers

leaders cobblers

children carpenters

parents priests

police pastors

friends tribe

army members

 

Sentence construction using the vocabulary.

 

Structures:

 

1. What do teacher do?

Teachers………………………….

2. Who makes furniture?

A ……………………………………………….

3. What does a barber do?

A ……………………………………………….

 

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Questions:

1. What is the advertisement about?

2. Which school needs a teacher?

3. Which teacher is needed?

4. When will the interviews take place?

5. At what time will the interview begin?

6. Who wrote the advertisement?

7. Write in full:

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WEEK 4:

 

THEME 2: LIVELIHOOD IN OUR DIVISION.

 

Occupations of people in our sub-county/division and their importance.

 

Vocabulary:

Carpenter tailor

secretary farmer

driver  barber

shopkeeper cobbler

builder  fishmonger

doctor  market vendor

garbage collector butcher

 

Sentence construction using the vocabulary.

 

Structures:

 

1. What does a cobbler do?

A cobbler ……………………………….

2. Who sells meat?

A …………………………………………………….

3. Who grows crops and keeps animals?

A …………………………………………………………….

 

Dialogue: A Fishmonger.

MK. Bk. 3 pg.

 

Questions:

 

1. Who is a fishmonger?

2. What does Mr.Munyema do?

3. How many people are in the dialogue?

4. Apart from fish, name other three items we get from lakes.

a)

b)

c)

5. What does a fisherman use to catch fish?

6. What food value do we get when we eat fish?

7. Draw, name and colour any four important people in our division.

 

 

 

 

WEEK 5:

 

Social services and their importance.

 

Vocabulary:

social aeroplane

services  train

education water

health lorry

transport taxi

water supply telephone

security television

communication  hospital

police treat

 

Sentence construction using the vocabulary.

 

Structures: ………… who ……….

1. A person who drives a car is a ……………………….

2. One who flies an aeroplane is a ………………………….

3. A person who is sick should go to a ………………….

 

Join these sentences using ……… because ……….

 

a) Mega is crying. She is hungry.

b) The driver caused an accident. He was driving carelessly.

c) I went to the clinic. I was sick.

 

Substitution table.

 

builder

plumber

carpenter

tailor

headteacher 

makes

heads

fits and repairs

builds 

furniture.

clothes.

houses.

a school.

water pipes. 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Passage: Social services.

 

Social services are the services provided by the government and non-government organisations to make people’s lives better.

Examples of social services are education, transport, health, security, water supply and communication.

 

Different people provide different services for example, teachers provide education service, the police and army provide security, doctors and nurses provide health service while telephone companies and news reporters provide communication service.

 

When all the services are well provided, people will have good health, be literate, live peacefully and there will be easy flow of information in our sub-county.

Therefore, our leaders should make sure that all the services are well provided.

 

Questions:

 

1. What are social services?

2. List down four examples of social services in our sub-county.

a)

b)

c)

d)

3. What group of people provides transport in our sub-county?

4. Why do you think some services are not well provided in our sub-county?

5. Why are doctors important in our sub- county?

6. Draw, name and colour any four people who provide services in our sub- county.

 

 

 

WEEK 6:

 

Challenges in social services and their possible solutions.

 

Vocabulary:

challenge police post

solution mosquito net

thieves  murram roads

corrupt  tarmac roads

corrupt officials report

expensive spray

lack  slash

 

Sentence construction using the vocabulary.

 

Structures: …. because ….

 

1. Ben cannot go to school. He is sick.

2. She fell down. She was running on the stairs.

3. You should slash the compound. It is bushy.

 

Dialogue: CORRUPTION.

 

Angelo: Hullo Amos, how are you?

Amos: I’m alright, thank you.

Angelo: We’re going to school but do you know that there are some children who can’t go to school?

Amos: Yes. Some parents can’t afford school fees.

Angelo: You’re right. There is a government program that helps such children and parents. Parents don’t pay school fees. It is called Universal Primary Education.

Amos: That’s very good because every child can now get the education service.

Angelo: There are some corrupt officers who misuse the government funds and even sell medicine in hospitals.

Amos: Then those should be reported and punished.

 

Questions:

1. Who are talking in the dialogue?

2. Where are Angelo and Amos going?

3. Why don’t some children go to school?

4. The program in government schools where parents don’t pay fees for their children is called……………………………….

5. The ………………………officers should be punished because they misuse government funds.

6. What do corrupt officers do in hospitals?

7. Write these words in long form:

a) I’m

b) We’re

c) You’re

d) can’t

8. Draw, name and colour four needs of a school.

 

 

 

WEEK 7:

THEME 3: Our environment in our sub-county/division.

 

Vocabulary:

environment plants

soil buildings

water loam

air white

stones charcoal

sand brown

clay model

animals black

 

Complete these sentences correctly:

 

1. Farmers grow crops and keep…………………..

2. ……………. soil is the best for plant growth.

3. Clay soil is ……………. in colour.

4. The opposite of ……………… is white.

 

Structures:

1. What is clay soil used for?

Clay soil is used for…………………………

2. What is charcoal used for?

Charcoal is used for…………………………

3. Where do we get clay soil from?

We get clay soil from ………………………..

 

Poem: Soil

 

Soil Soil Soil

Soil, you are useful

In you we plant the seeds

In you we grow the food

From you we get the murram for roads

In you our animals hide and bathe

Soil all over the environment

Oh, what a wonderful friend you are!

 

Soil Soil Soil

You are useful

For building, we run to you

For modelling, we run to you

Oh, what a wonderful friend you are!

 

Soil Soil Soil

A home for worms

A home for insects

A home for snakes

Oh, what a wonderful friend you are!

 

Soil Soil Soil

Clay soil, loam soil, sand soil

You are all useful

In layers you lay

Top soil, sub soil

Oh, what a wonderful friend you are!

 

 

Questions

 

1. What is the poem about?

2. Which soil is used for building?

3. Where do we find soil?

4. Name the three types of soil.

The three types of soil are:

a)

b)

c)

5. How many stanzas does the poem have?

The poem has …………………………………………..

6. Draw, name and colour three items made out of soil.

 

 

 

WEEK 8:

 

Natural causes of changes in the environment.

 

Vocabulary:

wind windy

rain rainy

sun sunny

clouds cloudy

hot cold

dry wet

inside outside

floods drought

hail stones  lightning

thunder  earthquake

sunshine  sunset

sunrise shining

 

Sentence construction using the vocabulary.

 

Structures:

1. What is the weather now?

The weather now is………………………

2. What happens on a sunny day?

3. When do farmers plant crops?

 

Give the opposite of these words:

a) cold

b) wet

c) outside

d) sunrise

 

Poem: CHANGES IN THE ENVIRONMENT.

 

The sun

Brightly shining up there

You give us heat and light

And make our plants grow.

 

The wind

You move things like kites

You help in winnowing

You are good but sometimes bad

You blow off the roofs of our houses

 

The clouds

Sometimes white like cotton wool

Sometimes black or grey

When it is so hot and you appear,

The weather changes.

 

The mighty rain

From the dark sky

You come like drops of water

On this dry and thirsty land

Plants and people need you.

 

Questions:

1. What is the poem about?

2. Where is the sun?

3. Which stanza talks about the clouds?

4. Why is wind sometimes bad?

5. Why do plants need rain?

6. When is the weather sunny?

7. Give one use of wind to people.

8. Draw, name and colour the four types of weather in our sub-county/division.

 

 

 

WEEK 9.

 

Changes in the environment through human activities.

 

Vocabulary:

construct build

cutting trees farm

burning bushes cover

farming plant

burning charcoal throw

graze  plastic

rubbish pit brick

 

Sentence construction using the vocabulary.

 

Structures:

1. What will you do when you go home?

I shall………………………………………………….

2. Will you graze the goats when you go home?

No, we……………………………………………………………

3. Is building houses in a swamp good?

 

Passage:

 

People do a lot of activities in the environment in our sub-county/division. These include pottery, farming, fishing, brick making, etc.

 

Some activities are not good because they destroy the environment. Examples of these are cutting down trees, burning bushes, damping rubbish into trenches and swamps and overgrazing.

 

Overgrazing, bush burning and cutting down trees cause soil erosion. Damping rubbish anywhere causes easy spread of diseases like cholera.

 

We should all be responsible and care for our environment by disposing off wastes properly, planting more trees and avoid bad farming methods like bush burning and overgrazing.

 

Questions:

1. What do people do in the environment?

2. What activities do people do in or near swamps?

3. Why are some activities not good?

4. List down some activities people do that are not good.

a)

b)

c)

d)

5. What should we do to protect our environment?

We should:

a)

b)

c)

6. Draw, colour and name any one bad human activity in our sub-county.

 

 

 

 

WEEK 10:

 

THEME 4: ENVIRONMENT AND WEATHER IN OUR SUB-COUNTY/DIVISION.

 

Air and the sun.

 

Vocabulary:

air dry

sun wash

move heat

wind warm

blow fall

break rain

rise set

roof house

clean dust

 

Sentence construction using the vocabulary.

 

Structures:

  1. What does father do?
  2. What does the maid do?
  3. What do you do everyday?

 

Complete these sentences correctly:

 

  1. …………… is moving air.
  2. The sun ………….. from the East.
  3. Can you please …………… that dusty table?
  4. I have put on a sweater to keep ………………

 

Give the past tense of these words:

Present Past  

break

wash

dry

fall

blow

 

Dialogue:

 

Mary: Hullo Agnes, the big tree near our home was blown by strong wind.

Agnes: Really? When did the tree fall?

Mary: Yes. It fell on Monday evening when it rained heavily.

Agnes: Why did the tree fall/

Mary: The tree fell because of the heavy storm and soil was washed away by rain.

 

Questions:

  1. How many people are talking in the dialogue?
  2. What fell down on Monday evening?
  3. Where was the tree?
  4. Why did the tree break?
  5. What happened to the soil during the heavy rain?
  6. Give two bad things caused by heavy rain.

a)

b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPREHENSION NOTES FOR P. 3 TERM 11, 2013.

 

 

THEME 5: LIVING THINGS.

Wk. 1. Animals

 

Vocabulary

Forest zebra

Zoo lion

Bush giraffe

Monkey hyena

Elephant wild animals

Tame buffalo

Wild animals domestic animals

 

Sentence construction using the vocabulary.

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

 

Structures

1. Which animal is bigger?

A buffalo and a lion

A …………. is bigger than a …………

2. Which animal is smaller?

A rabbit and a rat

A ………is smaller than a ……………

3. Which animal is faster?

A goat and a dog

A ……… is faster than a …………….

4. Which animal is slower?

A snail and a tortoise

A ……… is slower than a ……………

 

Dialogue: A VISIT TO THE ZOO

MK.pg. 70.

 

Questions:

  1. Who are talking in the dialogue?
  2. Who visited the zoo last Friday?
  3. Who must visit the zoo next month?
  4. Which animals did Mulisa see?
  5. Which animals did Birabwa see?
  6. Of the animals they saw, which one is the biggest?
  7. Draw, name and colour two animals you know.

 

 

 

Wk. 2 Birds

Vocabulary

Hen kiwi

Duck owl

Dove turkey

Eagle kite

Parrot bat

Crow sparrow

Pigeon crested crane

Weaver bird flamingo

 

Sentence construction

 

 

Fill the gaps with the correct words:

  1. We keep ……… and ………. for their eggs and meat.
  2. A ………….is found in the middle of the Uganda flag.
  3. The old man is as blind as a ……………..
  4. An ……….. has big eyes.
  5. A hen clucks while a ………. gobbles.

 

Passage: BIRDS

 

Birds are also living things. Some birds are domestic while others are wild. Examples of domestic bids are hens, cocks, ducks, turkeys and parrots. Examples of wild birds are weaver birds, owls, sparrows, crested cranes and crows.

 

People keep birds for eggs and meat. Their droppings are used as manure in gardens. The birds must be fed and treated well in order to grow well.

 

When they are sick, a veterinary doctor treats them. Examples of bird diseases are coccidiosis, flue and worms.

 

Wild birds are also important because people pay money to see them in the zoos or game parks. People who go to see wild birds and animals are called tourists.

 

Questions:

  1. What is the passage about?
  2. Name the two groups of birds.

    The two groups of birds are …….. and ……..

  3. List down any four examples of domestic birds.

    Examples of domestic birds are:

    a)

    b)

    c)

    d)

4. Give three reasons people keep birds.

People keep birds for:

1)

11)

111)

5. Some of the diseases that attack birds are …….., ……….., and ………. .

6. The doctor who treats animals is called a ………………

7. Who are tourists?

8. Draw, name and colour any bird kept at home.

 

 

 

 

Wk. 3. THEME: PLANTS IN OUR SUB-COUNTY/DIVISION.

 

Vocabulary:

Maize dry season

Beans flowers

Yams tins

Garden water

Swamp mango

Farmers wet season

Weeds harvest

Care for weeding

 

Sentence construction.

 

Structures:

 

  1. Where do farmers grow crops?

Farmers grow crops in ………….

  1. Who planted the maize/

……………. planted the maize.

  1. Where did you plant the yams?

We planted the yams in the ……….

 

Write the plural of these:

a) mango

b) garden

c) tomato

d) maize

e) farmer

 

Dialogue:

 

Peter: Good morning, Joel.

What are you doing?

Joel: I am preparing my garden for planting.

Peter: What are you going to plant?

Joel: I am going to plant maize and bean seeds.

Peter: How are you going to plant them?

Joel: I am going to plant them in rows. The rows will be three feet apart.

Peter: Alright. When the plants begin to grow, look after them carefully and remove any weeds.

Joel: Thank you very much for the advice.

Peter: It’s a pleasure.

 

Questions:

  1. What is Joel doing?
  2. Which seeds is Joel going to plant?
  3. What are weeds?
  4. Why should Joel remove the weeds from the garden?
  5. Apart from weeding, we care for plants by ……….., …………. and ……………
  6. Draw, name and colour four plants grown in our sub-county/division.

 

 

 

Wk. 4. Uses of plants

 

Vocabulary

Flowers food

Roots decorate

Stem medicine

Leaf money

Leaves fuel

Seeds furniture

Timber building

 

Sentence construction

 

Structures:

 

  1. What are flowers used for?

Flowers are used for …………

  1. Which plants provide us with timber?

………….. provide us with timber.

  1. Whose garden is this?

 

Substitution table

 

There is

There are

That is

Those are 

Some

Little

A lot of 

Bananas

Juice

Water

sugar 

In the tank.

In the tea.

In the garden.

In the glass. 

 

a)

b)

c)

d)

e)

 

Passage: USES OF PLANTS TO PEOPLE

 

Plants are useful to people in a lot of ways. Most plants are used for food. Among plants grown for food are bananas, beans, rice, mangoes, greens and many others.

 

Others are grown and sold to get money. These are called cash crops. Examples are coffee, cotton, tobacco, vanilla, tea, etc.

 

We get medicine from some plants e.g. aloe, mangoes, guavas, etc. Flowers and leaves are sold to get money. They are also used for decoration.

 

Plants with thorns are used to make hedges. A hedge is a fence made out of plants. From trees we get timber which is used for making furniture and building houses.

 

Questions:

  1. Food crops are plants grown for ………………… .
  2. What are cash crops?
  3. Name two examples of plants that provide us with medicine.

4. What is timber used for?

Timber is used for ……………..

Timber is used for …………….

5. Which plants are used to make hedges?

6. Write two examples of crops grown for sale.

Examples of crops grown for sale are ……… and ………….

  1. Draw, name and colour three crops grown in our school garden.

 

 

 

 

Wk. 5. THEME 7: MANAGING RESOURCES IN OUR SUB-COUNTY/DIVISION

 

SAVING RESOURCES

 

Vocabulary

Time waste

Money box

Water plant(v)

Firewood need

Bank(n) bundle

Charcoal save

 

Sentence construction

 

Structures:

 

  1. Where do you keep your money safely?
  2. Do you have enough time?
  3. How much charcoal is left?

 

Dialogue

 

Mary: Good afternoon, Jack.

Jack: Good afternoon, Mary. What do you use to cook food?

Mary: I use charcoal and firewood.

Jack: Where do you buy it from?

Mary: I always buy it from the charcoal kiosk.

Jack: I shall also buy a sack. What about firewood?

Mary: My children collect firewood from the forest.

Jack: That is wonderful. Children can help to do some work.

Mary: We should train children to do work.

Jack: Thank you very much. I will train my children, too.

 

Questions

  1. Who are talking in the dialogue?
  2. What does Jack use to cook food?
  3. Who buys charcoal from a charcoal kiosk?
  4. Whose children collect firewood from the forest?
  5. Who should learn to do work?
  6. Apart from firewood and charcoal, we use ………… to cook food.
  7. Write small words from the big ones:

    a) charcoal

b) train

  1. Write the short form of:

    a)That is

b)I shall

 

 

 

 

Wk. 6. Spending resources

Shopping

 

Vocabulary

Buy cost

Sell budget

Shillings priotise

Shop spend

Shopkeeper shopping list

Grocer price tag

Grocery some

Market money

Market vendor change

Customer cashier

Pack item

 

Sentence construction

 

Give the plural of these nouns:

  1. a thief
  2. a box of chalk
  3. a mango
  4. a bar of soap
  5. a loaf of bread

 

Structures:

  1. How much is a pencil?

It is ………… shillings.

  1. May I have some ……… please?

Yes, you may.

  1. Do you have any soap please?

Yes, I do. / No, I don’t.

 

Passage: JANE AND AISHA GO SHOPPING.

Mk. Pg. 138.

 

Questions:

  1. Who went to the grocery?
  2. How many items did the girls buy?
  3. Who wrote the shopping list?
  4. How much money did the girls pay for all the items?
  5. How much sugar did Jane and Aisha want?
  6. List down the items Mrs. Jumba sent for.

Mrs. Jumba sent for:

a)

b)

c)

7. Where did the grocer pack the items?

8. How much was the change?

 

 

 

 

 

Wk. 7. CHART

Vocabulary

Shopping list cheap

Items expensive

Goods dear

Cost bargain

Price quality

Quantity pay

 

Sentence construction

 

Join these sentences correctly:

  1. A book is cheap. A pencil is cheaper.

A ……… is cheaper than a …………

  1. A pen is cheap. A rubber is cheap.

A pen and a rubber …………………

  1. Cars are expensive. Buses are more expensive.

………… are more expensive than …………

 

Study the shopping list below carefully and answer in full sentences.

 

Dan’s shopping list

 

Item

Books

School bag

Pencil

A bar of soap 

Quantity

1 dozen

1

4

1 bar 

Price

Shs.5,000

Shs.10,000

Shs.800

Shs.2,000 

 

Questions:

  1. Whose shopping list is shown above?
  2. How many items are on the list?

There are …………………………………………

  1. How many items are in a dozen?

There are …………………………………………

  1. Which item is the cheapest on the list? How much is a bar of soap?
  2. How much is a bar of soap?
  3. What is the cost of a pencil?
  4. Name any three places where people g oshoppind.
  5. Why should one have a shopping list before shopping?

One should have a ……………………………………………

 

 

 

 

Wk. 7. PROJECTS

 

Vocabulary

Projects bee keeping

Skill tree planting

Knowledge poultry keeping

Money brick making

Capital space

Prepare recording

Time checking

Manage

 

Sentence construction

 

 

Structures

  1. What are you going to keep?

I am going to keep …………..

  1. Keeping ……… is better than growing ……….

 

 

Passage: John’s project

 

John is a primary three child. He is nine years old. At his school, his teacher taught him about the different projects one can start. John chose a vegetable growing project because vegetables grow quickly.

 

First, he chose a good site for a garden. He then cleared the garden well. He planted cabbages, tomatoes and egg plants. He recorded the date of planting.

 

He cared for them by weeding, watering and controlling pests and diseases. When the vegetables were ready, he harvested them and recorded the date of harvesting.

 

He took some of the harvest at home for food and sold some at the market. He got some pocket money after selling them.

 

Questions:  

  1. In which class is John?
  2. How old is John?
  3. Who taught John about the projects?
  4. List down four of the projects you have learnt.
  5. Which project did John take/
  6. Which vegetables did John grow?
  7. How did John care for the vegetables?
  8. What did John do to the harvest?
  9. Draw, name and colour the vegetables John grew.

 

 

 

Wk. 8. THEME 8: KEEPING PEACE IN OUR SUB-COUNTY/ DIVISION

 

Living in peace with others

 

Vocabulary

Rules steal

Play friend

Work sing

Share dance

Give visit

Sorry greet

Excuse abuse

Fight beat

Obey borrow

Request polite

Respect forgive

Disobey impolite

 

Sentence construction

 

 

Structures

  1. May I use your ruler please?

Yes, you may.

  1. May I play with you please?

Yes, you may.

  1. May I borrow your pencil please?

No, I am sorry. I am using it.

 

Substitution table

 

Make meaningful sentences from the table below:

 

The police

The army

Teachers

Priests

Imams

Parents  

teach

lead prayers

protect

keep

teach us

in mosques.

discipline.

law and order.

in churches.

children.

our country. 

 

a)

b)

c)

d)

e)

f)

g)

 

 

Answer these questions:

  1. Write down five things you do to show that you keep peace in our division.
  2. Write down five examples of acts which do not show peace in our division.

a)

b)

c)

d)

e)

 

 

 

 

Wk. 9. Child rights, needs and their responsibilities.

 

Vocabulary

Child rights school

Needs clean

Education play

Food water

Home drink

Clothes medicine

Parents responsible

responsibility name

 

Sentence construction:

 

 

Use the words in the brackets to fill the gaps:

  1. ……………. should know their rights and responsibilities. (child)
  2. We have …………….. of speech. (free)
  3. Good children are always ……………. (obey)

 

 

Structures:

  1. What do we do everyday?

We eat and drink everyday.

  1. What does mother do everyday?

Mother …………………………….

  1. What is your name?

My name is ………………………..

 

Give the opposite of these words:

  1. obey
  2. clean
  3. responsible

 

Passage:

 

My friend is Amos. He lives at Nsambya with his father and mother. His father’s name is Mr. Francis Opio while his mother’s name is Mrs. Flavia Opio.

 

Amos goes to St. Peter’s Primary School, Nsambya. He is in primary three. At school, he needs books, pens, pencils a set and wrappers.

 

His mother is a house-wife. She stays at home to clean the house, wash clothes and cook food. His father is an engineer. He works with Uganda National Road Authority. He pays for Amos’ school fees and buys his needs at school. He also buys food, pays for house rent and water bills.

 

Amos washes the utensils and sweeps the compound when he comes back from school.

 

Everyone in this family has a responsibility.

 

Questions:

  1. Who is the writer’s friend?

The writer’s friend is ………..

  1. Which school does Amos go to?
  2. Where does Amos stay?
  3. Who pays for Amos’ school fees?
  4. What does Amos’ mother do at home?
  5. What does Amos do when he comes back from school?
  6. What type of family is this?

This is a ………………………..

  1. Draw, name and colour one responsibility you have at home.

 

 

 

 

Wk. 10. POEM

 

Vocabulary

Help love

Respect study

Elders guardians

Gift pray

Clan bless

 

Sentence construction:

 

Complete these sentences correctly:

  1. Children are gifts from ……………….
  2. …………… should care for their children.
  3. Children should help their children. They should be ………..
  4. The best food for babies is ………………

 

Read the poem carefully and answer in full sentences:

 

Child Child Child

A gift from God

To the family

And clan

So let’s love our children.

 

Child Child Child

Feed the child

Educate the child

Treat the child

Dress and shelter the child.

 

Child Child Child

Respect elders and other children

Respect the parents as well

Greet everyone

And help whoever needs help.

 

Child Child Child

Go to school daily

Study hard

Keep with your parents/ guardians

Follow school rules and regulations

And pray everyday.

 

Questions:

  1. How many stanzas does the poem have?
  2. The poem has …………………..
  3. What is the poem about?
  4. Who should study hard?
  5. Write down four responsibilities of parents.

    1) Parents should ……………..

11)

111)

1V)

 

Complete correctly:

  1. A child is a gift from ……………..
  2. A child must respect …………….., ……………. and …………
  3. Write down three responsibilities of a child at home.
  4. 1)
  5. 11)
  6. 111)

 

 

 

 

 

COMPREHENSION NOTES FOR P. 3 TERM THREE, 2012.

 

Wk. 1. THEME 9 : CULTURE AND GENDER IN OUR SUB-COUNTY/ DIVISION.

 

Customs in our sub-county/ division

 

Vocabulary

Culture kneel

Marriage greet

Naming food

Dressing taboos

Language circumcise

Music roles

Burial pray

Dance wear

Tribe

 

Sentence construction:

 

 

Complete these sentences correctly:

  1. We should ………… our parents and teachers.
  2. The Baganda women and girls ……….. while greeting.
  3. The ……….. spoken by Basoga is Lusoga.
  4. The ………. men must be circumcised.

 

Passage: PEOPLE’S CULTURE

 

Tribes have different practices. These practices are called customs and cultures. Customs and cultures help us to know how people live. We can tell the beliefs and the food people like.

 

The Baganda’s staple food is bananas while that for Banyankole is millet. The Baganda men put on Kanzu as their traditional wear while the women put on Gomesi. The Banyankole women’s traditional wear is Sash while the men’s is Kanzu.

 

Each tribe has their traditional dance. The Baganda’s is Bakisimba, the Batooro have Runyege while that for Bagisu is Kadodi.

 

There are ceremonies that different tribes perform as they practise their culture. It is very important to respect everyone’s culture.

 

Questions:  

1. What is the passage about?

2. What is the staple food for the Baganda?

3. What do we call the Banyankole women traditional wear?

4. Which people dance Runyege?

5. Why do people put on their traditional wear?

6. Name two customs practiced in our sub-county/ division.

a)

b)

7. List down three modern wears that people in our sub-county put on.

1)

11)

111)

 

 

 

Wk. 2. FOOD

 

Vocabulary

Farmers yummy

Dry season delicious

Wet season scrumptious

Food staff yuck

Food values yucky

Balanced diet tasty

Harvest salty

Food taboos cook (v)

Utensils kitchen

Prepare cook (n)

 

Sentence construction:

 

 

Make meaningful sentences from the table below:

 

There is

There isn’t

There are

There aren’t  

some

any 

meat in the pan.

salt left.

mangoes in the basket.

tea in the flask. 

a)

b)

c)

d)

e)

 

Story: GOOD FOOD

Mk. Pg. 111-112.

 

Questions:

1. Why do we eat food?

2. What makes the food tasty?

3. Why do we need fruits in our diet?

4. What is energy?

5. …………….. is a meal that contains all the food values in their right amounts.( Complete correctly.)

6. Write down any four food values we need to grow well.

a)

b)

c)

d)

7. Draw, name and colour any four of the fruits we need in our diet.

 

 

 

 

Wk. 3. GENDER

 

Vocabulary

Gender wash

Male mop

Female work

Masculine hungry

Feminine slash

Share milk (v)

Help different

 

Sentence construction:

 

 

Complete these sentences correctly:

1. A king’s …………. is a princess.

2. A male rabbit is a ………………

3. A female pig is a ……………….

4. A ……………. is a male head of school.

5. Wife is to …………….. as lady is to gentleman.

 

Structures:

1. Who cooks food?

……………………..

2. Who slashed the compound?

……………………………

 

Join these sentences using …because …

1. She shouted for help. The mad man was running after her.

2. He was punished. He had dodged lessons.

3 The teacher is happy. Everyone has written well.

 

Read the dialogue carefully and answer in full sentences:

 

Mark: How are you, Rose? You look unhappy.

Rose: I’m not alright. I cut my finger yesterday as I was peeling bananas.

Mark: Don’t you have a maid at home?




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