Planning and Activities
Model using a timeline to find the interval between two times. Children write two times with a difference of 1 hour 25 minutes, including 24-hour times across noon and midnight.
Group Activities: T with Y5
Y5 -- Find possible start and finish times of films. Or, interpret a TV schedule to find a number of programmes with a total duration less than 9 hours.
Y6 -- Interpret a TV schedule to find a number of programmes with a total duration less than 9 hours. Some children will investigate the amount of TV time devoted to news.
Children convert the 24-hour times on a timetable to 12 hour o’clock times, and say if times are morning or afternoon/evening. Model calculating time intervals using Frog to count up from one time to another.
Further Teaching with Y6
Display the timetable of trains from Thurso. Discuss how to calculate how long particular parts of the journey take.
Group Activities: T with Y6
Use the in-depth problem-solving investigation ‘Digits of Time’ as today’s group activity.
Or, use these activities:
Y5 -- Read a 24-hour train timetable and answer questions about it. Or, calculate lengths of TV programmes.
Y6 -- Read a train timetable: draw timeline jottings to help calculate time intervals or find journeys with set durations.