teaching children about 'time' in Reception

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by mezza1, Nov 11, 2008.

1. mezza1

Hi am teaching children about time next week and was wondering if anyone had any inspirational ideas they could give me other than sequencing.

2. mezza1

Hi am teaching children about time next week and was wondering if anyone had any inspirational ideas they could give me other than sequencing.

3. heleni125

I've just done time with a rec class, i gave them all different o clock times of the day and they had to paint a pictures of what they do at that time of the day and put them all together to make a class routine book based on o clock times. Also gave them paper plates and numbers to 12 and they had to create their own clocks with hands attached with split pins, then used their clocks in subsequent lessons to make different o clock times. We also used laminated clocks to create different times and sequenced pictures into different times of day, seasons.

Hope that helps!

4. cath1980

how about seeing how many times they can do something within a certain amout of time eg: get sand timers for 1,2,3,5 mins and ask them to see how many times they can write their name, write the alphabet, write an initial sound, jump, hop, how many bricks they can put in a box etc

5. aospalak

hello I am using this idea in a lesson observation... out of interest how do you know they are learning/understanding a concept of time? just so I can think about some good objectives and expected outcomes! thank you.
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6. Leapyearbaby64New commenter

We got them to think about the ways that we measure time (years through to seconds) and then went on a walk round the school looking for objects/resources that measure time. And also getting them to use time connectives in their speech through lots of modelling and equencing activities. Looking at the statement in DM, I think this sort of thing is maybe more important than o'clock and telling the time - although some are ready for telling the time.