Primary maths: Time

Ensure all KS1 and KS2 pupils can tell the time with confidence using these classroom activities, lesson ideas and games

Tes Resources Team

Brightly Coloured Alarm Clock To Represent KS1 & KS2 Primary Maths Lessons On The Topic Of Time

Tackle the topic of time today with these stimulating activities, lessons and games

From the moment children get up to tantrums around bedtime, pupils are surrounded by the concept of time. However, when it comes to telling the time and converting between different units, many find it an abstract and confusing concept. Make sure your lessons run like clockwork with these hand-picked resources – go on, there's not a second to lose…

Classroom activities

Whether you are on the hunt for practice, practice, practice or something a little bit different, these challenges are great for getting young brains' ticking. Only time will tell which is the right resources for you.

 

CSI: Math Murder Mystery - Who Stole Time  - Telling the Time
Kiwilander

CSI: Math Murder Mystery - Who Stole Time - Telling the Time

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This CSI themed telling the time activity will engage students by taking them on a journey to solve problems and puzzles. Students narrow down the suspects by completing the activities and marking them off from the suspect list until one person is left. Who Stole Time? This case includes: Clue 1: C...
Maths Y3 Spring Teaching Sequence M4
Hamilton Trust

Maths Y3 Spring Teaching Sequence M4

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Time, reading digital and analogue clocks (minutes past and to) (three days). Children revise the equivalent digital and analogue ways of recording times between the hour and half past the hour (minutes past), and are then introduced to how to describe analogue times as minutes to the next hour...

Lesson ideas

Clarity and communication are at the heart of any presentation about time, as with these carefully selected presentations which are designed to help your students calculate the time with confidence.

 

Telling the Time
pjms

Telling the Time

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A PowerPoint tutorial introducing the analogue clock and 12 hour times. It could be used to introduce the topic of time or as a lesson starter.
Reading analogue time
emmabee89

Reading analogue time

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This resource contains a presentation explaining how to read the time to the nearest hour on an analogue clock. It also contains an exercise with pictures of clocks to the nearest hour. Students must write underneath what time they think it is. This lesson is suited for a Year 1/ Grade 1 class or as...
Telling Time Powerpoint (Interactive, No-prep PPT)
smlee92

Telling Time Powerpoint (Interactive, No-prep PPT)

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This is a fun and engaging powerpoint to help your students learn about/ practice telling time. the children are invited to teach fairy godmother tell time as she is getting old and has forgotten how to do so. The power point offers a step-by-step introduction to telling time \- to the hour ...

Games

Morning or afternoon, it's always the perfect time to consolidate understanding with a competitive game. What are you waiting for?

 

Time Matching Cards
Teaching Ideas

Time Matching Cards

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This resource is a HUGE set of cards showing different times in analogue, digital and word formats. Challenge your children to sort or order them... or use them for a 'matching pairs' game. Includes 43 pages of printable cards with: \* 'o'clock' times, \* 'half past' times, \* 'quarter pa...
Time conversions memory game
lornagmaxwell

Time conversions memory game

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This is a time conversions memory game which can be used as a starter or plenary. Children have to match a card to the correct conversion. Involves seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years conversions. I used this resource with a Year 4 class but it can be adapted for other year groups.
Using a Calendar Game
FullShelf

Using a Calendar Game

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A fun calendar skills maths activity for lower KS2 (originally designed for Year 3 and 4), to provide practice, during the Time focus in maths, of reading or using a calendar. It consolidates understanding of months and gives practice of calculating days and weeks after / before etc, developing stud...