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'Knowing Every Child'

Task 1: 12 hour clock time - analogue and digital


Part 1:  Teaching


In Year 5, we should be confident reading the time to the nearest minute from analogue and digital clocks and be able to convert between the two.


Look at the analogue clock face.


Make sure you can answer these questions:

          What does the short hand represent?

          What does the long hand represent?

          What do the numbers around the clock face represent?



Look at the digital clock face.


Make sure you can answer these questions:

          What do the first 2 digits represent?

          What do the second 2 digits represent?

          How are the two parts separated?


Do you know your time key facts? Make sure you know these off by heart.


How many seconds in a minute?

How many minutes in an hour?

How many hours in a day?

How many days in a month/ year?

How many years in a decade?

How many years in a century?

How many years in a millennium?



These videos will help revise previous learning about telling the time. Only use them if you are not feeling confident or need a little revision help. If you do feel confident, skip down to Task 1: Activity - the Mathsframe game.


Video 1: If you struggle reading analogue time, start here with this clip:

How to read analogue clocks to the nearest 5 minutes:


Video 2: If you are quite confident reading an analogue clock, but want a quick reminder:

How to read analogue clocks to the nearest 1 minute:


Video 3: This one gives a recap of how to convert between analogue and digital:



Part 2: Activity


Telling the Time online game


This online game will refresh your skills of reading analogue and digital clocks.

Scroll down slightly on the link to find the game.


We recommend you aim to build up to selecting option 5: ‘Read time to the minute’ but stick with the 12 hr clock option for the moment.