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Time Sequence Words

In this worksheet, students must use words such as 'before', 'after', 'first', 'last' and 'next' when putting events in chronological order.

'Time Sequence Words' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:  Sequence Events

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Here is the order in which we might get dressed.

 

First, put on underwear.

Next, put on a shirt.

Next, put on trousers.

Next, put on a tie.

Last, put on a jumper.

 

 

Here is how we make orange juice.

 

Before we make orange juice, we must buy some oranges.

After we have got the oranges, we squeeze the oranges.

Then we drink the juice.

Jake makes an omelette.

Put these events in order.

Column A

Column B

first
crack eggs into bowl
next
eat omelette
next
get eggs
next
cook omelette
last
beat eggs

Select the missing word:

 

Jake wants to make an omelette.

________ he cracks the eggs into the bowl, he beats them.

First

Then

Next

Before

After

Select the missing word:

 

Jake wants to make an omelette.

________ he beats the eggs, he cracks them into a bowl.

First

Then

Next

Before

After

Ann makes supper.

Put these events in order.

Column A

Column B

first
cook food
next
buy food
last
eat food

Aisha goes skating.

Put these events in order.

Column A

Column B

first
go skating
next
put skates on
last
take skates off

Jamie brushes his teeth.

Put these events in order.

Column A

Column B

first
get toothbrush out
next
put toothpaste on
last
brush teeth

Select the missing word:

 

Jamie goes to bed __________ brushing his teeth.

first

then

next

before

after

Select the missing word:

 

Jamie brushes his teeth __________ going to bed.

first

then

next

before

after

Here is a list of things Fatima did today.

Put the events in order.

Column A

Column B

first
cycled to school
next
woke up
next
went to lessons
next
had breakfast
last
cycled home

The Dale family are going on a picnic.

Put these events in order.

Column A

Column B

first
buy food
next
drive to the picnic site
next
eat the picnic
next
pack the car
last
unpack the car
  • Question 1

Jake makes an omelette.

Put these events in order.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

first
get eggs
next
crack eggs into bowl
next
beat eggs
next
cook omelette
last
eat omelette
EDDIE SAYS
First he gets the eggs, then cracks them into a bowl.
Then he beats them before cooking the omelette.
Lastly he eats it!
  • Question 2

Select the missing word:

 

Jake wants to make an omelette.

________ he cracks the eggs into the bowl, he beats them.

CORRECT ANSWER
After
EDDIE SAYS
AFTER he cracks the eggs into the bowl, he beats them.
  • Question 3

Select the missing word:

 

Jake wants to make an omelette.

________ he beats the eggs, he cracks them into a bowl.

CORRECT ANSWER
Before
EDDIE SAYS
BEFORE he beats the eggs, he cracks them into a bowl.
  • Question 4

Ann makes supper.

Put these events in order.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

first
buy food
next
cook food
last
eat food
EDDIE SAYS
First Ann buys food. Then she cooks the food. Finally she eats it!
  • Question 5

Aisha goes skating.

Put these events in order.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

first
put skates on
next
go skating
last
take skates off
EDDIE SAYS
She must put her skates on before going skating.
Finally she takes her skates off.
  • Question 6

Jamie brushes his teeth.

Put these events in order.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

first
get toothbrush out
next
put toothpaste on
last
brush teeth
EDDIE SAYS
He gets his toothbrush out, puts toothpaste on and then brushes his teeth.
  • Question 7

Select the missing word:

 

Jamie goes to bed __________ brushing his teeth.

CORRECT ANSWER
after
EDDIE SAYS
Jamie goes to bed after brushing his teeth.
  • Question 8

Select the missing word:

 

Jamie brushes his teeth __________ going to bed.

CORRECT ANSWER
before
EDDIE SAYS
Jamie brushes his teeth before going to bed.
  • Question 9

Here is a list of things Fatima did today.

Put the events in order.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

first
woke up
next
had breakfast
next
cycled to school
next
went to lessons
last
cycled home
EDDIE SAYS
First she got up and then had breakfast.
Then she cycled to school and then went to lessons.
Lastly, she cycled home.
  • Question 10

The Dale family are going on a picnic.

Put these events in order.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

first
buy food
next
pack the car
next
drive to the picnic site
next
unpack the car
last
eat the picnic
EDDIE SAYS
First they buy the food.
Then they pack the car and drive to the picnic site.
When they are there, they unpack the car and eat their picnic.
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