Measures in the primary curriculum
 

Exploring time - infants

Content for junior infant class

The child should be enabled to

  • Develop an understanding of the concept of time through the use of appropriate vocabulary e.g. morning/evening, night/day, lunchtime, bedtime, early/late, days of the week, school days, weekends.
    Use the language of time to discuss events.
    Record weather for each day on a chart
  • Sequence daily events or stages in a story.
    Pupils state the order of familiar events.
    Order pictures in correct time sequence.
    Sequence events in familiar stories and rhymes.

Content for senior infant class

The child should be enabled to

  • Develop an understanding of the concept of time through the use of appropriate vocabulary e.g. yesterday/today/tomorrow/seasons/soon/not yet/birthday.
    Order significant events, festivals and holidays.
  • Sequence daily and weekly events or stages in a story.
    Discuss significant times in the day?
    Record orally and pictorially the time sequence of four events in the school day.
    Make scrapbooks of ‘My Day’.
    Sequence pictures representing stages of development.
    Pupils identify errors in a sequence & discuss.
  • Read time in one-hour intervals.