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Telling the time - we need your help and support at home!


During maths fluency sessions, it has become apparent that the vast majority of children have very little basic understanding and knowledge when it comes to telling the time. This is probably because they were unable to complete this important unit of work last year due to lockdown. As such, any support you can provide at home would be very greatly appreciated.


I have created a document (Telling the Time PDF below), which outlines Year 2 expectations from the National Curriculum and the six basic steps in order to achieve this. In addition, I have attached some worksheets (differentiated) for each step if you’d like to assess how your child is getting along. I can also provide supplementary sheets if you require – just contact me via the office and I’ll be able to deal with your requests accordingly.


I have also included Year 3 curriculum objectives for time, so you can see where your child should be by the end of the year. There is obviously no need to try and teach this, as that is what we’ll be doing in class later this year (though if you’d like to challenge your child further, that would be extremely beneficial).

Maths Shed is not only a great tool for practising times tables, it provides opportunities to consolidate number bonds, addition and subtraction, and powers of 10. Choose a list from the Maths Shed site using your login details.

Year 3 Written Calculation Policy (updated September 2020)

Practising Maths at Home - lots of practical ideas and explanations for children (and adults!)

Maths at Home - Advice for Parents