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Lesson three

Starter:  Ask an adult to time one minute.  You will sit down and close your eyes and silently count up to sixty!  Remember sixty seconds equals one minute.  You will stand up when you think you are at one minute.  Your adult will be able to tell you if your were close or way over!!  Have a couple of goes.  Challenge your adult to do the same!


Today we are going to look at ten minutes later on our clocks. So just like you did yesterday make a time and then work out what it will be ten minutes later.  Then what was the time ten minutes before.


Now although digital clocks is not a statutory requirement for year 2, we are going to have a look at this too.  Always good to push ourselves on.  Digital time is used more and more around us so it is good to have an understanding of it and how it is written as an analogue time.


Digital time can be written as a twenty four clock but we will just stick to a twelve hour clock.  We will need to put am (morning) and pm (afternoon) by our times.   So how do we write a digital time.    Look at the example below: 

Notice how a zero is written before the single digit of the hours 1 to 9. Also notice when we start to include the minutes. I have shown you half past but if I only wanted the time to be five past three I would write 03:05 am or pm.

Now try answering this question by making it on your analogue clock but also by writing it as a digital.

  • Make a time and add ten minutes to it. Then take ten minutes away from it.

Do this a few times with different times.

Here are some challenges for you.

James has been working hard on his maths skills!