Maths – telling the time

Thursday 08 June 2023

This week in Year 2 we have been learning how to tell the time. We have really focussed on how to recognise: o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour. We have practised looking at clocks often, showing times in intervals of 15 minutes. We know that the ‘long’ hand shows the minutes and the ‘short’ hand shows the hour.

We know that:

‘When the minute hand is pointing to the 12 it is o’clock.’

‘When the minute hand is pointing to the 6 it is half past.’

‘When the minute hand is pointing to the 3 it is quarter past.’

‘When the minute hand is pointing to the 9 it is quartet to.

The children have shown lots of enthusiasm about learning the time! Help at home: by talking about time often at home. E.g. ‘It is 8 o’clock, it is now bedtime.’

Why not also try using a teaching clock at home so that your child can practise the time? Teaching Clock (topmarks.co.uk)