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Lesson two

Today we are going to look at telling the time. 

Language used:  time; hour; minute; day; quarter past; quarter to; half past; analogue; digital

 

Starter:  Count in fives forwards and backwards!

 

Hopefully you will have an analogue clock in your house.  You can use your clocks that you made in school too.  If you can't find your clock be inventive.  Draw a clock on paper and use two different sized pencils or paint brushes to use as the hands.  An example is below.

To start with we want you to make some o'clock, half past and 1/4 to and past times.  So ask an adult to shout a time out to you.  7 o'clock and move your hands to the correct place.  Remember the long hand represents the minutes and the short hand represents the hour. 

 

 

Make your own clock.... I've used paintbrushes and a whiteboard. You could just as easily make one using lego or pencils of different lengths on clock drawn on paper. Or just cut out two different lengths of paper for the hands.

Make your own clock.... I've used paintbrushes and a whiteboard.  You could just as easily make one using lego or pencils of different lengths on clock drawn on paper. Or just cut out two different lengths of paper for the hands.  1
Make your own clock.... I've used paintbrushes and a whiteboard.  You could just as easily make one using lego or pencils of different lengths on clock drawn on paper. Or just cut out two different lengths of paper for the hands.  2

Now answer these questions:

 

  • Make an o'clock time and then ask yourself what will the time be in three hours time?
  • Make a half past time.  What will the time be in two hours time?
  • Make a quarter to time.  What will the time be in half and hours time?
  • Make a quarter past time.  What will the time be in one hours time?
  • How many minutes are in one hour?
  • How many minutes are in two hours?
  • How many minutes in quarter of an hour?
  • How many seconds are in one minute?
  • How many seconds are in five minutes?
  • How many hours are in a day?
  • How many hours are there in half a day?

Marvellous maths work from James!

Marvellous maths work from James!  1
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