Here are suggested activities linked to your weekly overview for Week 11 (15.06.20). This week's focus is a life skill and one that is so important as you get older. It is TIME! It’s so important that you can tell the time and read different clock faces. Spend some time looking at the videos, PPTs and playing the games which will help you through this area of Numeracy. For the lessons, you’ll have a few worksheets you can complete linked to your Numeracy group. Please make sure you choose the correct activity. You do not need to do all the worksheets for all the groups...just your group.
Remember to check out Studyladder too where you will find a ‘TIME POD’ to work on. If you need any help or further explanations... please email your teacher. We are only too happy to help.
Numeracy Lesson 1
Saying times in words and drawing them on an analogue clock face
Our first Numeracy lesson this week asks you to think about saying times in words. Have a look at the following videos which will help you get to grips with telling the time.
On an analogue clock face, we usually have two hands (some clocks have three). The shorter hand is the hour hand and the longer hand is the minute hand. It is very important to know what these stand for as it helps in reading times. The short hand tells you what hour we are in and the longer hand will be pointing to how many minutes past the hour you are. The numbers 1-12 on the clock face are also very useful. There are 60 minutes in 1 hour and when the long (minute) hand moves around the clock and points to each number, that will be 5 minute intervals. Have a look at the picture which explains this a little for you.
Have a look at this PPT which will hopefully help you in saying times and reading the times on an analogue clock face.
There are also some special times to consider in terms of words.
When the minute hand is at 3 = 15 minutes past or quarter past
When the minute hand is at 6 = 30 minutes past or half past
When the minute hand is at 9 = 45 minutes past or 15 minutes to or quarter to (note this is quarter to the next hour on the clock)
This might all sound a little confusing, but please spend some time at home this week practising reading the times on analogue clocks around your house. You can also play the following games to practise this skill.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=matchingpairstimev3 – Choose Analogue to Words 5 minute intervals
Numeracy Lesson 2 – Reading analogue times and writing as a digital time
Another important part of telling the time is to be able to write times digitally. Digital times have 4 numbers and : between the hours and minute.
In P5, we don’t need to think about the 24 hour clock, so don’t be panicing about this or learning this yet…plenty of time for that…boom boom! All we need you to think about is writing the analogue time as a digital time.
E.g. Quarter past 11 = 11:15 (15 minutes past 11)
Twenty-five minutes past 8 = 08:25
Quarter to 12 = 11:45 (It is a quarter to 12 but still in the hour of 11, so we write this as 45 minutes past the hour of 11 in digital)
Ten to 7 = 06:50 (It is 10 minutes until 7, but still in the hour of 6, so we write this as 50 minutes past the hour of 6 in digital)
We know that the ‘to the hour’ times are tricky, but please try to give them a go if you can. Watch the following video which might help you think a little more about this and have a look at the PPT.
Let’s take some time to practice this. If you collected your pack, you will have a laminated clock where you can practice draw times on the analogue clock face and writing the digital time below using a whiteboard pen. If you didn’t collect a home learning pack, print off the page below. You can put it inside a polypocket and then use a whiteboard pen to write over it and rub it out to reuse it. Ask someone at home to call out some times for you to practice. Afterwards, why don’t you try playing some of these games.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=matchingpairstimev3 – Choose Analogue to Digital 5 minute intervals
Numeracy Lesson 3 – Reading digital time and drawing hands on clock face
Today we’d like you to practice the new skills you were learning yesterday, only today, you have been given the digital time and are being asked to draw the hands on the clock. Remember the long hand is the minute hand and the short hand is the hour hand. Also remember to make sure there is a difference between the length of them and use a ruler to make your work neat and tidy. Play the following games to help you practice before trying your worksheets for today. Also remember your clock resource which you can use to practice too.
Numeracy Lesson 4 – Converting minutes to hours
It is important for you to know some time facts. There are 60 minutes in an hour and 60 seconds in a minute. Spend some time today, practising converting minutes into hours and minutes:
E.g. 30 minutes = ½ hour
180 minutes = 3 hours
90 minutes = 1 ½ hours or 1 hr 30 minutes (footballers should know this one!)
Use this game to help you practice. After today’s lesson you might want to think about 1 minute. Can you stay still for 1 minute? Can you accurately count to 1 minute? What other things can you do in 1 minute? Try the 1 minute challenges below.