Measures in the primary curriculum
 

Exploring time - first and second class

Content for first class

The child should be enabled to

  • Use the vocabulary of time to sequence events e.g. sequence events associated with different times of the day, days of the week, months of the year.
    Discuss characteristics of seasons, of months of the year, day before, day after?
  • Read and record time using simple devices?
    Find how many times sand will pass through an egg-timer while a story is read.
    Use candle clock or water clock to measure amount of time that passes by the end of a class activity, by roll call, by break time or by home time.
  • Read time in hours and half-hours on 12-hour analogue clock.
    Become familiar with clock face, movement of hands.
    Record positions at hours and half-hours.
    Record activities at these times.
    Examine television schedules to find programmes that begin on hour and half-hour.
    Be able to state what time it will be one hour later, half an hour later.
  • Read day, date and month using calendar.
    Read today’s day, date and month.
    Discuss birthdays and other significant dates?
    Identify from the calendar the day of the week on which a given date occurs?

Content for second class

The child should be enabled to

  • Use the vocabulary of time to sequence events
  • Read and record time using simple devices?
  • Read time in hours, half-hours and quarter-hours on 12-hour analogue clock
  • Read time in hours and half-hours on digital clock
  • Read day, date and month using calendar and identify the season.
    Discuss the passing of time: 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week and numbers of days in the month?