Teaching and Group Activities for Understanding
Day 1 Teaching
Show 8 o’clock on a geared analogue clock. Discuss the time and what children might be doing at this time in the morning. Move hands round to show half past 8. Discuss what we are doing now. Continue showing different times, matching to events during the day. Ask children to stand up and show 6 o’clock with their arms as clock hands. Now show me half past 6. Show me 12 o’clock, now show me half past 12.
-- Tell and make o’clock and half past times.
-- Play ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’, making times on clocks.
Day 2 Teaching
Show children 10 o'clock on a geared analogue clock. What is the time in half an hour? Count on in steps of half an hour as you move the hands on the clock. Repeat, pausing at certain times to ask what children might be doing at those times.
Use the in-depth problem-solving investigation ‘My New Watch’ as today’s group activity.
Or, use these activities:
-- Play a board game, making times on clocks. Say the time half an hour earlier or later. Order times.