This week we are moving on to something we have only really touched on a couple of times. ‘Telling the Time’. This is a tricky concept and might take some children a while to get the hang of. So, anything extra you can do at home to help get them used to reading an analogue clock would be great. In Year One we only really need to know o’clock and half past so that is what we will focus on. Some children who understand that can then move on to quarter past and quarter to!
Today we are going to start getting our head back into the idea of time and thinking about before and after and dates. To warm up open the ‘Before and After’ PowerPoint and work through the slides discussing the different scenarios. Having a sense of time is a tricky concept to! Then watch this BBC Bitesize clip to summarise: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv/articles/zydsb82
Then open the ‘Dates’ PowerPoint and again work through and discuss the slides. It is very important the children get the hang of days of the week and months which we have done lots of work on already.
Activity: Today we are going to make our own clocks. This will be handy for when we are in school and need to use clocks to help us throughout the week. You need to follow the instructions to cut and stick the appropriate bits and then carefully use a split pin and blue tack (adults to help) to put the hands of the clock in place. If you finish you can colour the face of the clock in.