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This week we have been learning about halves and quarters. We have found half of shapes, and of amounts.


Today we are going to think about time; you might have heard the word half talked about when we are telling the time.


Have a look at this clock. What do you notice?

The numbers round the edge go from 1-12. If I was to split my clock in half from top to bottom, the 12 and the 6 are at the half way points round the circle.

If I was to split the clock into quarters, the numbers 3 and 9 would be at these points.

The clock has two hands, one is slightly longer, this is the minute hand, and one is shorter (the hour hand). Some clocks also have second hands too.

Independent Task: Today you are going to have a go at making or drawing your own clock to help you remember all the features. When you add the numbers to your clock, see if you can get them spread out so that the 12 and 6 are at the half way points.