Telling the time

This week in Year 1 we have been learning to identify o’clock and half past on a clock.

We began by developing our knowledge of left and right.  Learning new vocabulary like clockwise and anti-clockwise. Then we discussed the difference between the minute hand and hour hand.

To put our learning into practice we made our very own clocks.

Firstly we split our clock in half then into quarters. Next we drew on the numbers, making sure they were spread out equally. Then we attached our minute hand and hour hand using a split pin. Finally we used our clocks to help us with our learning.

How you can help at home:

Set yourself o’clock challenges. Every time the time is o’clock, hop on your left foot 10 times. Every time the clock strikes half past, hop on your right foot 10 times.