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# Exploring Time with infant classes Learning Path

By PDST

This learning path, suitable for infant classes, supports the development of understanding the concept of time and appropriate vocabulary of time through a series of challenges, tasks and activities. This is reinforced through exploration of time by sequencing events of the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
6 resources in this Learning Path

1

### Time - How long now?

https://nzmaths.co.nz/resource/how-long-now Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Activities that help learners understanding of the passing of time and leading to the idea that time is continuous.

These activities include:
1. Who finishes first?
2. Clapping Time
3. A big clock
4. Making Clocks
5. The Best time of the day

Activities can be completed at home with learners making resources to accompany activities

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• develop an understanding of the concept of time through the use of appropriate vocabulary
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

2

### Time - Passing Time

https://nzmaths.co.nz/resource/passing-time Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Developing an understanding of the concept of time, passing time and appropriate vocabulary.

In these five activities the students explore sequences of time and the concept of faster and slower.

The activities include:

1. Time on a line
2. My Day
3. Week days
4. Fast and Slow
5. Ages

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• develop an understanding of the concept of time through the use of appropriate vocabulary
• sequence daily and weekly events or stages in a story

Suggestions for use: Lesson ideas that can be completed in class or at home. Some preparation of basic resources

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

3

### Sequencing Times of Day

https://nrich.maths.org/6609 Added: 24 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Game / Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

This activity is a good way to familiarise children with vocabulary associated with the passing of time. It will lend itself to quality pupil-pupil and pupil-teacher talk as learners justify their ideas to someone else.

in Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• develop an understanding of the concept of time through the use of appropriate vocabulary
• sequence daily and weekly events or stages in a story

Suggestions for use: Sequencing activity

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

4

### Eric Carle reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar

https://www.smore.com/z78v-eric-car...ce=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer Added: 21 Jul 2015 Contributor: Yvonne Whelan Resource type: Audio / Video

This website has several stories available to view including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Ladybird and The Tiny Seed.

in SESE Science

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• become aware of animals and plants of other environments
• become aware that animals and plants undergo seasonal change in appearance or behaviour
• observe growth and change in some living things

Suggestions for use: The life cycle of the butterfly.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

5

### The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sequencing Cards

http://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-...terpillar-story-sequencing-4-per-a4 Added: 20 Jul 2016 Contributor: Karen Brogan Resource type: Game

in SESE History

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
SESE History

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Stories

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

• discuss the chronology of events (beginning, middle, end) in a story
• display storyline pictures showing episodes in sequence
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Special Needs:

6

### The Very Hungry Caterpillar Quiz

Quiz based on the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar

in English

#### How it maps to the curriculum

in
English

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

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