Just in Time

In the last couple of weeks of term, Year 2 learned to tell the time. We first recapped o'clock and half past the hour, then moved onto quarter to and quarter past and finally we started to learn telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes. 

Telling the time is a crucial skill to have and something we need to keep practicing. We have come up with 3 really fun ways to practice telling the time at home. 


1) Time keeper

For this activity you will need to be able to see a clock or watch (this could be in a library or cafe if you don't have access at home). Then every time you see the time hit o'clock, quarter past, half past or quarter to you must tell everyone what the time is.

WARNING- Shhh... not too loud if you're in a library. 


2) Timetable

Some of you have very busy lives with lots of jobs to do, clubs to attend and people to see. Choose a busy day and ask your adult what you are doing and at what time. They make yourself a timetable with all the activities you're doing by drawing or writing the times. You must keep it with you to make sure you are staying on time.

TOP TIP- If you don't have many things to do then why not try it for your favourite TV programmes. Find out when they are on and for how long, then create a timetable to decide when you're watching them. 


3) Play one of these fun games 

For this you will need to use a computer, tablet or phone (Remember the library has access for free)

You could ask an adult or friend to play with you too. 




We hope this helps! Let us know in the comments if you tried out any of these!

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  • Read every day
  • Practise your spellings and common exception words
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