Expected level of development
Australian Curriculum Mathematics V9: AC9MFM02
Numeracy Progression: Measuring time: P1
At this level, students are not expected to read a calendar; the focus is on sequencing days of the week and daily events.
As a precursor to sequencing daily events, provide opportunities to use the terms ‘yesterday’, ‘today’ and ‘tomorrow’ to link days of the week and its cycle.
Provide students with opportunities to sequence familiar events during the day. Model using the language of time for relevant situations during the day, for example, earlier we read a story, after lunch we go out to sport, next we are doing writing.
Provide opportunities for students to connect familiar events with certain days of the week. Arranging pictures of events in the current sequence helps develop the concept of duration. This could be done using a string line and ordering images, or creating a photo journal to show the important events.
Teaching and learning summary:
- Sequence events that occur within a week.
- Develop the language of time, such as days of the week, weekend, yesterday, today and tomorrow, before, earlier, later and after.
- identify the days of the week and to link specific days to familiar events
- use the language of time
- sequence days of the week.
Some students may:
- know that days have certain names, but not know the correct sequence or that there are 7 days in a week. Support students to identify the attribute of time and establish awareness of the cycle of days in the week.
The Learning from home activities are designed to be used flexibly by teachers, parents and carers, as well as the students themselves. They can be used in a number of ways including to consolidate and extend learning done at school or for home schooling.
- We are learning about days of the week.
Why are we learning about this?
- A week is a way of describing time that is equal to seven days.
What to do
- Name the days of the week.
- With help from an adult, write the days of the week on sticky notes, squares of paper, or print the words and cut them out.
Wednesday Monday Sunday Tuesday Saturday Thursday Friday
- Use the cards to make sentences:
- Today is ____________ .
- Yesterday was __________ .
- Tomorrow will be __________ .
- Put the days of the week in order.
Draw a picture for each day showing what you will do on that day.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
- name the days of the week
- order days of the week
- draw what I did every day for a week.
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A collection of evidence-based teaching strategies applicable to this topic. Note we have not included an exhaustive list and acknowledge that some strategies such as differentiation apply to all topics. The selected teaching strategies are suggested as particularly relevant, however you may decide to include other strategies as well.
Explicit teaching is about making the learning intentions and success criteria clear, with the teacher using examples and working though problems, setting relevant learning tasks and checking student understanding and providing feedback.Go to resource
Using games and storybooks
Games and storybooks are great resources to use in the classroom and are engaging for students.Go to resource
A worked example is not just a pre-worked question that is given to the students. There are several types of worked examples and ways of using them.Go to resource
A range of resources to support you to build your student's understanding of these concepts, their skills and procedures. The resources incorporate a variety of teaching strategies.
Students play a version of Snap, using everyday language related to time as well as ordering and sequencing days of the week.Go to resource
Use the first three activities to sequence events that occur within a school day and sequence days of the week.Go to resource
Time: days, dates, o'clock times and half past times
Refer to pages 69–72 to develop learning tasks that focus on sequencing days of the week.Go to resource
By the end of Foundation, students are sequencing and connecting familiar events to the time of day.