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Year 1

Tell the time to the half hour using the hour hand

I can use the hour hand to show half past the hour.

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Year 1

Tell the time to the half hour using the hour hand

I can use the hour hand to show half past the hour.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. The hour hand moves between the hours.
  2. When the hour hand is halfway between two hours, it is half past the last hour.

Common misconception

The left hand side of the clock can cause pupils problems when reading the clock to the half hour. For example, because half past nine is between nine and ten, pupils might read it as half past ten.

Encourage pupils to focus on the word ‘past’ - which number has it gone past?

Keywords

  • Half past - Half of an hour has passed.

  • Hour hand - The small hand on a clock that points to the hour.

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6 Questions

Q1.
Match the letter to the correct hand.
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Correct Answer:a,hour hand

hour hand

Correct Answer:b,minute hand

minute hand

Q2.
Is the arrow pointing halfway across this number line?
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Yes
Correct answer: No
Q3.
What time is being shown by the hour hand here?
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Correct answer: 7 o'clock
8 o'clock
Q4.
What time is being shown by the hour hand here?
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4 o'clock
Correct answer: 5 o'clock
Q5.
Is the hour hand showing 11 o’clock?
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Yes
Correct answer: No
Q6.
Is the hour hand showing 11 o’clock?
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Yes
Correct answer: No

6 Questions

Q1.
True or false? Alex is standing halfway between 1 and 2.
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True
Correct answer: False
Q2.
What time is being shown by the hour hand here?
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Correct answer: Half past 7
Half past 8
Q3.
What time is being shown by the hour hand here?
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Correct answer: Half past 12
Half past 1
Q4.
True or false? The hour hand is showing half past 2
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True
Correct answer: False
Q5.
The hour hand is showing the time half past
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Correct Answer: 8, eight, Eight
Q6.
Is the hour hand showing half past 11?
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Yes
Correct answer: No

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