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Our maths topic up to half term is Time. Here are some activities that will help your child to grow in their understanding of Time, how to read the time, how to work out time differences and to calculates lengths of time.

What each hand represents is sometimes difficult to recall for children so games identifying the time on Traditional (analogue clocks) with hands are vital.

We start by identifying the hours (o'clock times) then half hours. 'Quarter past' and 'quarter to' times come next - the 'past' and 'to' concepts can be difficult as many children only regularly see a digital clock.

Once these are secure, children can move on to telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes, then the nearest minutes.


Everyday Time:

As often as you can, help your child to read clocks. They need to feel familiar with digital clocks and the analogue clocks. As your child grows more confident, you can ask them to work out how long an activity might take or what the time will be when an activity finishes - cooking is ideal for this.


Reading the time:

Here are some games:


Calculating time:


If you find any other good games, please email the link to and we will add them to this page.