• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 3rd Term
  • Week: 4
  • Age: 9 years
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Subject: Pre-vocational Studies
  • Curriculum Theme: Home Economics
  • Topic: Cleaning The Toilet And The Bathroom
  • Content: Toilet And Bathroom Cleaning Technique

Performance Objectives:

By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • Cognitive domain: List the steps for cleaning a toilet and bathroom.
  • Affective domain: Appreciate the importance of maintaining cleanliness in the toilet and bathroom.
  • Psychomotor domain: Demonstrate the techniques for cleaning a toilet and bathroom.
  • Social domain: Work cooperatively in groups to clean a bathroom or toilet.

Reference Materials:

The following resources were used in planning this lesson:

Instructional Materials:

The teacher will teach this lesson with the aid of:

  • Cleaning supplies (brushes, detergents, mops, gloves, etc.)
  • Pictures or posters of clean and dirty bathrooms and toilets
  • A short video demonstrating bathroom and toilet cleaning techniques
  • Whiteboard and markers

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding the proper techniques for cleaning the toilet and the bathroom is essential for maintaining hygiene and preventing the spread of germs. This lesson is relevant to daily life as it helps pupils learn how to keep their environments clean and healthy.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Pupils are expected to have basic knowledge of cleanliness and have previously participated in simple cleaning activities at home or in school.


Learning Area: Cleaning The Toilet And The Bathroom

To deliver this lesson, the teacher will adopt the following steps:

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minDiscussionSet InductionAsk pupils about their experience with cleaning at home.Share their experiences and thoughts on cleaning.Understand the relevance of the lesson.
Step 2: Explanation of Steps10 minDemonstrationDirect InstructionExplain and demonstrate steps for cleaning the bathroom.Watch the demonstration and ask questions.Learn the steps for cleaning bathrooms.
Step 3: Techniques for Toilets10 minDemonstrationDirect InstructionExplain and demonstrate techniques for cleaning toilets.Watch the demonstration and ask questions.Learn the steps for cleaning toilets.
Step 4: Similarities & Differences5 minDiscussionGroup DiscussionDiscuss similarities and differences between cleaning both.Participate in the discussion.Identify similarities and differences.
Step 5: Practical Session5 minActivity-basedHands-on PracticeOrganize a practical cleaning session in groups.Participate in the cleaning activity.Apply the cleaning techniques learned.
Step 6: Note Taking3 minNotetakingIndividual TaskGuide pupils in writing down key points from the lesson.Copy notes into their exercise books.Consolidate their learning.
Step 7: Evaluation & Conclusion2 minQ&ASummarizationAsk questions to assess understanding and conclude lesson.Answer questions and summarize what they learned.Reflect on their understanding.

Classroom Note:

Cleaning the toilet and the bathroom

Cleaning the toilet and bathroom is important to keep our environment healthy and free from germs.

Steps for Cleaning the Bathroom:

  1. Remove all items from the bathroom.
  2. Sweep and dust the bathroom.
  3. Apply cleaning solution to the sink, tub, and shower.
  4. Scrub all surfaces thoroughly.
  5. Rinse and dry all surfaces.
  6. Clean the mirrors and windows.
  7. Mop the floor and replace all items.

Steps for Cleaning the Toilet:

  1. Flush the toilet to wet the inside.
  2. Apply toilet cleaner inside the bowl.
  3. Scrub the bowl with a toilet brush.
  4. Clean the toilet seat, lid, and outside of the bowl.
  5. Disinfect the flush handle.
  6. Mop the floor around the toilet.


  1. Both require removing items first.
  2. Both need sweeping or dusting initially.
  3. Both use cleaning solutions.
  4. Both require scrubbing.
  5. Both need the surfaces to be rinsed and dried.


  1. Different cleaning solutions are used.
  2. Toilets require a brush for the bowl.
  3. Bathrooms have more surfaces to clean (sink, tub, shower).
  4. Toilets need extra disinfecting on the handle.
  5. The focus on hygiene is higher for toilets.

Lesson Evaluation:

To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

  1. List the steps for cleaning a bathroom.
  2. Describe the techniques for cleaning a toilet.
  3. Explain one similarity and one difference between cleaning a bathroom and cleaning a toilet.
  4. Demonstrate how to clean a specific area of the bathroom or toilet.

Note for teachers using my lesson plan:

Hi there, remember that I didn’t make this lesson plan with any particular class or teacher in mind and I tried as much as possible with my experience and expertise to deliver this plan in a standard and effective style utilizing the best strategy and methods. Nevertheless, you are free to customize the lesson content, teaching methods, timing, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, pupils’ comprehension, curriculum, and resources available to you. Happy teaching!

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Last Update: July 14, 2024