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Lesson 4: Five Minute Intervals


Let’s get our brains warmed up! Complete the challenge below, using your knowledge of time. Think carefully to solve the riddle. Remember it is midnight.

Before we begin today’s learning we would like you to reflect on what you have learnt so far about time. What have you enjoyed? What have you found challenging? What have you improved at? What will you do next time? What have you discovered?



Today we are going to be learning to tell the time in five minute intervals. When we are telling the time, it is really important to be able to count in 5s. Once the time on an analogue clock has reached half past the time after this is how many minutes to the next hour. For instance, 10.40am will be 20minutes to 11am.


Work through the PowerPoint below on five minute intervals 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.

Mrs Qureshi has also kindly made a video to explain how she tells the time to five minute intervals. Watch carefully to see what steps she takes to read the time accurately.

Telling time with 5 minute intervals

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Below are a variety of work sheets on five minute intervals. 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 word problems- if you are feeling daring, please give this a go!


There are answer sheets included which you can use at the end to check your work. Please go through your answers with someone at home.

Challenge Activity