Good Morning Primary 1 I hope that you are all doing well. I have uploaded some ideas and activities for you to try that will help you with telling the time.

Device hunt-

How many devices can you find around your house that will help you to tell the time? For example oven, microwave…

Hint and tips-

  • Draw attention to time. Mention the time at different points in the day. For example, you could say, ‘it’s 5 o’clock – time for dinner,’ or ‘it’s 7 o’clock – time for a bath.’
  • Do fun activities that include measuring time:

use a timer for baking

play a board game with a sand timer

use a stop watch to time a race or challenge

  • Make sure your child is confident with numbers and counting from 1–60 as this will make telling the time easier.
  • Start with analogue clocks rather than digital clocks. Focus on telling time to the hour and half hour.
  • Put a clock in your child’s bedroom. Ideally it should have a clear hour hand and half hour hand as this will help them to understand that the short hand shows the hour and the long hand shows the minutes.
  • Talk about what you regularly do at different times in the day. Compare and contrast weekdays and weekends, if there are differences. Use time vocabulary such as today, yesterday, now, afterwards.

Telling the Time-

A little song to explain telling the time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEmg914-9xY

Can you make your own clock and show different o’clock times? I have attached a worksheet or can you think of any other creative ways?

Make your own clock

Outdoor clock using chalk

Paper plate clock

Have fun Primary 1. If you can please upload any pictures of your learning to our twitter, blog or learning journals. Take care

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