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Year One 2017

Victorian Curriculum Success Criteria Novice Competent Expert
Connect days of the week to familiar events and actions (VCMMG080)


Order daily activities in a simple sequence
Use the terms yesterday, today and tomorrow
Know some days of the week and can relate them to events in own
Use and responds to language comparing and describing time; for example, before – now-after, longer-shorter, day-night
Compare and order the duration of events using the everyday language of time (VCMMG079)


Use language to describe times in relation to each other in everyday situations, for example, later, before, next, last week, morning, afternoon, night
Recognise the continuity of time and natural cycles such as day/night and the seasons


Tell time to the half-hour (VCMMG096)

Year One

Relate the function of clocks to the telling of time
Recognise that hands on an analogue clock move and numbers on a digital clock change as time is passing
Recognises features of a clock, such as the hands, numbers
Reads and interprets o’clock and half past on analogue clocks
Describe duration using months, weeks, days and hours (VCMMG097)

Year One

Sequence the days of the week and relate them to events in their own life
Know some months of the year and can relate them to events in own life
Describe informally the duration of events, for example, we watched TV for more than an hour  


Sequence the seasons and relate them to events in their own life
Understands how different events take different durations of time and relate these to formal units; seconds, minutes, hours, days
Tell time to the quarter-hour, using the language of ‘past’ and ‘to’ (VCMMG117)

Year Two


Understand how the numbers on a clock face are organised and used when telling the time



Match o’clock times on analogue and digital clocks
Recognise the purpose of the different hands on the clock
Read analogue clocks to the nearest quarter of an hour
Read digital time displays to the nearest quarter of an hour
Show awareness that a clock changes in response to the time of day
Name and order months and seasons (VCMMG118)

Year Two

Sequence the months of the year and relate them to events in their own life
Sequence the seasons and relate them to events in their own life
Estimate measures and compares the duration of events
Use a calendar to identify the date and determine the number of days in each month (VCMMG119)

Year Two

Recognise the key elements of a calendar
Construct time lines for daily activities and uses a calendar for recording daily events
Tell time to the minute and investigate the relationship between units of time (VCMMG141)

Year Three

Read digital time displays and analogue clock times at five-minute intervals
Use formal units such as hours, minute and seconds for time
Understand the relationship between analogue and digital clocks
Classify events into those that take less than, more than, or about an hour, half an hour, or five minutes
Read digital time displays and analogue clock times to the minute