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Lesson 2: Telling the Time


Let’s get our brains warmed up! Complete the challenge below, using your knowledge of time. There is a pattern you need to work out first before you can solve the time on the 4th clock.


Today we are going to learn how to read time using an analogue clock. We would like you to discuss the following questions with an adult at home. What is an analogue clock? What are the differences between analogue and digital clocks? What are the features of an analogue clock? What does the big/small hand tell us? How many second in a minute? Minutes in an hour? Hours in a day?


Work through the PowerPoints below on Time to give you a deeper understanding of the topic. Look at the examples and try to work out the answers. If you’re unsure ask an adult to explain.

How many minutes make up quarter of an hour? How many minutes in half an hour?


Mrs Qureshi has also kindly made a video to explain how she tells the time using an analogue clock. Watch carefully to see what steps she takes to read the time accurately.

O'Clock, Half Past, Quarter Past, Quarter To

Still image for this video


Below are a variety of work sheets on Time. One star, two star and 3 star; choose the one you feel comfortable with but do challenge yourself!

You need to complete at least ONE and if you wish to do more, that is great smiley


There is also a challenge work sheet which involves finding the time shown  before or after on the clock- if you are feeling daring, please give this a go!


Please ask someone at home to check your answers and go through the ones you may have found difficult.

Challenge Activity