This week please focus on helping your child learn about time. In Class 1 this isn't primarily about learning to tell the time although we do include this when the children are ready. The focus in Class 1 is about the language related to time.
The language of time they will learn to use is:
- Daytime / Nightime
- Morning / Afternoon
- Yesterday / Today / Tomorrow
- Before / After / Next
- Days of the week
- Weekends / Weekdays
- Long time / short time
- Year ago / 10 years ago / etc
- Sequencing events by time
- Half past
- Specific times - e.g bed time
- Morning, afternoon, evening
- More time / less time
- Seconds, minutes, hours, days
- Measuring a minute
I have attached 2 workbooks related to time. Some activities are similar in both. You don't necessarily need to complete all the sheets, they are there for ideas. Please ignore the money and statistics sections, they are for another time.
The objectives you will be working on are:
ELG 12: Shape, Space and Measure - Children use everyday language to talk about time.
Exceeding: Children estimate and talk about time.
The difference between Expected and Exceeding related to time is how the children use the language. A child at the Expected level may say, "Is it nearly lunchtime," because they are aware it has been a while since playtime. Whereas a child at the Exceeding level may look at the class clock and say, "It is 12 o'clock, that means it is lunchtime." A child at the Exceeding level may also be more aware of estimating time. A nice activity for this is to get your child to close their eyes and estimate 1 minute and stand up when they think a minute has passed. They can do this by slowly counting to 60 in their head.