Teaching and Group Activities for Understanding
Day 1 Teaching
Show children month cards January–December. Choose child to find January. Peg to a washing line. Repeat for all 12 months. Point to and say the months together. Group the months into seasons. Discuss whose birthdays are in which month (more of this in a later lesson). Which season is your birthday in?
-- Make a paper chain of months of the year and order them.
Day 2 Teaching
Show a geared clock. Children count the hours as you move the hands round to show each hour. Show a clock with a second hand. Demonstrate minutes and seconds. Time can be measured in hours, minutes and seconds. Time a few short activities to demonstrate measuring in seconds.
-- Explore what can be achieved in 1 minute.
Day 3 Teaching
Discuss how we can write o’clock and half past times shown on an analogue clock in digital format. Point out that there are 60 minutes in an hour, so half past is 30 minutes after the hour. Children order half past times from midday to 7 in the evening.
Use the ‘Time Challenge’ in-depth problem-solving investigation below as today’s group activity.
Or, use these activities:
-- Order jumbled TV times and convert to analogue times.
-- Look at digital and analogue times and order them.