## Information: Parents and Carers

__Prep (Kindy) Lesson: Parts of the Day__

**Lesson Aim**

A student will learn to:

- use common terms to label and describe the different parts of the day

**Prior Knowledge**

- No previous knowledge required
- Ideally the student will have some exposure to labeling the parts of the day in their personal lives

**Time Allocation**

1 lesson, approximately 1 hour

*Warm Up*and*Lesson*: approximately 40 - 45 minutes*Extra Practice*: approximately 15 - 20 minutes

NB: One hour is a very long time for little ones. You may like to cap the lesson to half an hour with plenty of brain breaks when necessary. You may like to complete the lesson on one day, then the *Extra Practice* activities over following day(s).

**Language**

Please model and encourage the use of the following vocabulary when working through this lesson:

*daytime**night-time**yesterday**today**tomorrow**before**after**next**time**morning**afternoon*

__Year 1 Lesson: Reading 'Half Past' on an Analogue Clock__

**Lesson Aim**

A student will learn to:

- read analogue and digital clocks to the half-hour using terms 'o'clock' and 'half past'

**Prior Knowledge**

**Some** knowledge of and skill with:

- counting forwards and backwards in sequence to by 1's to 100 from any starting point

Year 1 - Whole Numbers - Counting to 100 - recognising and describing 'one half' as one of two equal parts of a whole

Year 1 - Fractions and Decimals - Halves and Wholes

__Sound____ knowledge of and skill with:__

- telling time to the hour on an analogue and digital clock

Prep/Kindy - Time - Whole Hours

**Time Allocation**

1 lesson, approximately 1 hour

*Warm Up*and*Lesson*: approximately 40 - 45 minutes*Extra Practice*: approximately 15 - 20 minutes

NB: One hour is a very long time for little ones. You may like to cap the lesson to half an hour with plenty of brain breaks when necessary. You may like to complete the lesson on one day, then the *Extra Practice* activities over following day(s).

**Language**

Please model and encourage the use of the following vocabulary when working through this lesson:

*time**clock**analogue**digital**hour hand**minute hand**o'clock**half past*

__Year 2 Lesson: Calculating Days on a Calendar__

**Lesson Aim**

A student will learn to:

- use a calendar to calculate the number of days until an upcoming event

**Prior Knowledge**

__Sound____ knowledge of and skill with:__

- counting forwards and backwards in sequence to by 1's to 100 from any starting point

Year 1 - Whole Numbers - Counting to 100 - using a calendar to identify the date, and determine the number of days in each month

Year 1 - Time - Calendars

**Time Allocation**

1 lesson, approximately 1 hour

*Warm Up*and*Lesson*: approximately 40 - 45 minutes*Extra Practice*: approximately 15 - 20 minutes

NB: One hour is a very long time for little ones. You may like to cap the lesson to half an hour with plenty of brain breaks when necessary. You may like to complete the lesson on one day, then the *Extra Practice* activities over following day(s).

**Language**

Please model and encourage the use of the following vocabulary when working through this lesson:

*calendar**date**day**month**year*- recall an use the days of the week
- recall and use months of the year
- apply the notation for recording dates 'dd/mm/yyyy'

**General Note**

Please feel free to revisit this course at any time if your student has the motivation; repeated practice and play is extremely beneficial for concept consolidation, and identifying links to other concepts.

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