Week 2 - 20.04.20
Talking about and telling the time
This week we are going to be refreshing our understanding of time. We are going to be talking about time, making reference to days of the week and months of the year, as well as telling the time using both o'clock and half past.
Can you remember the days of the week and the order in which they come in? Have a go at remembering them by yourself and then listen to the 'days of the week' song to check whether you managed to recall them correctly.
How about the months of the year, can you remember them? Use the video below to support you.
Today, we want you to have a discussion with your family about the days of the week/months of the year. This will get you talking about time and thinking about which days come before and after one another.
1. What day is it today?
Sentence stem to support your answer: "Today it is ______________."
2. What month is your birthday in?
Sentence stem: "My birthday is in _______________."
3. It is Wednesday today, what day will it be tomorrow?
Sentence stem: "If it is Wednesday today, tomorrow it will be _____________." or "Tomorrow it will be __________________."
4. Yesterday was Sunday. Today is...?
Sentence stem: "If yesterday was Sunday, today is ________________." or "Today is ________________."
5. Today is Tuesday. What day was it yesterday?
Sentence stem: "If today is Tuesday, it was ________________ yesterday." or "Yesterday was _________________."
6. Today is Saturday. What day will it be tomorrow?
Sentence stem: "If today is Saturday, tomorrow it will be _________________." or "Tomorrow will be _______________."
Challenge - Can you have a go at writing the days of the week in your neatest Percy the Peacock handwriting?
This will help you to answer the questions...
Log onto MyMaths and complete the 'Talking about time' lesson that has been assigned. Then have a go at completing the online homework.
What can you remember about telling the time? Watch the video below to see if it helps to jog your memory with regards to telling the time...
Remember, a clock has two VERY important hands. The long hand is the minute hand and the short hand is the hour hand. We can use this catchy phrase to help us to spot whether a clock is showing us o'clock or half past: 'when the long hand is at the top, it's o'clock and when the long hand is pointing down, its half past.'
Have a look at these clocks. What time do you think is being shown on each of the clocks and why do you think that/how do you know that? Remember, you must look at where the long minute hand is pointing and then look at the short hour hand so that you can work out the correct time - both hands are very important!
*If you are telling the time to half past the hour, the short hour hand will be in between two numbers. It is important that you jump back a number and that you do not jump forward e.g. if the short hour hand is halfway between 3 and 4, you should jump back to the 3, as the hand is half way past the 3, it hasn't yet passed the 4.*
Can you tell the time on each of these clocks?
Log onto MyMaths and complete the 'Starting to tell the time' lesson that has been assigned. Then have a go at completing the online homework.
We would like you to keep a diary of the different things you do throughout the day. You could record each of the activities that you do today, or you might want to choose a particular day in the week that you have done lots of fun activities that you would like to recall.
We would like you to draw pictures/write about what you did/do at different times of the day. You should record the time of the day that the activity was completed, by either writing the time or by challenging yourself to draw a clock with both hands in the right place!
Challenge - try to explain your diary to another member of your family and use language such as: 'after that,' 'later,' 'in the morning,' 'in the evening,' 'at night-time.'
Extension Craft Activities:
Hula Hoop Clock
If you have the resources and the outside space, have a go at creating this outside hula hoop clock. Be creative with your resources! For example, if you haven't got:
- a hula hoop, you could use string, a flower pot or a saucepan!
- a concrete surface or chalk, then why not write the numbers 1-12 onto small pieces of paper
- sticks, then you could always use two different size pens/pencils.
Cardboard Watch Craft
Use the link below to help you to make your very own watch.
*We appreciate that not every family will have access to all of the listed resources, so please do not feel any pressure to complete this activity, it is simply here as an extra if you feel like being creative!*
Alternatively, if you have any kind of clock in your household (a watch or a wall clock etc.) why not give it to your child and demonstrate to them how to change the time on it by turning the dials. Then you can set them the challenge of showing you different times on the clock (o'clock and half past).