Time can be one of those difficult concepts for our students to grasp. We are publishing a unit of work for Year 1 and 2 students, to hopefully set them on a journey towards understanding and telling the time.
This unit of work "Time is Ticking" includes a range of tasks that students can self-select, or teachers can direct students to, based on their individual needs. The planner allows you to move through tasks at a pace that suits you and your class. You will find a range of tasks and games included:
• Make a Sand Timer
• Shadow Sticks
• Kelly's Day
• Stop the Clock!
• Extension task: TV Guide
• Assessment for both Year/Grade 1 (o'clock & half hour) and Year 2 (o'clock, half hour, quarter past & quarter to)
We encourage each teacher to make the most of each opportunity throughout the day to refer to the time and clocks in your classroom and discuss the length of events during the day.
(Research suggests that having both an analogue and digital clock side-by-side gives students the best chance to grow their understanding of time.)