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Tell the time to the hour using the hour hand

I can use the short hour hand to show the hour on a clock face.

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Year 1

Tell the time to the hour using the hour hand

I can use the short hour hand to show the hour on a clock face.

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Key learning points

1. The short hand on a clock face shows which hour we are at or near.

Common misconception

Pupils may see the minute hand as the hour hand, treating wherever the minute hand is pointing to as o'clock.

The lesson deliberately chooses to present clocks featuring just an hour hand to really focus in on its purpose. O'clock times with the hour hand and minute hand feature later in the unit. Explain to pupils that clocks do not only have an hour hand.

Keywords

• O'clock - Used with the numbers 1 to 12 when telling the time to mean an exact hour.

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

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6 Questions

Q1.
Is this a clock?
Yes
Correct answer: No
Q2.
Is this a clock?
Correct answer: Yes
No
Q3.
What are the numerals showing the number of hours on lots of clock faces?
0 to 12
Correct answer: 1 to 12
1 to 10
Q4.
What hour is the one after 6 o’clock? o’clock.
Correct Answer: 7, seven, Seven
Q5.
What hour is the one after 12 o’clock? o'clock.
Correct Answer: 1, one, One
Q6.
True or false? After 11 o’clock in the morning, it is 12 o’clock in the morning.
True
Correct answer: False

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6 Questions

Q1.
Which is the hour hand?
Correct answer: a
b
c
Q2.
What time is being shown by the hour hand here?
3 o'clock
Correct answer: 4 o'clock
Q3.
What time is being shown by the hour hand here?
Correct answer: 10 o'clock
11 o'clock
Q4.
Is the hour hand showing 10 o’clock?
Yes
Correct answer: No
Q5.
Is this clock showing 10 o’clock?
Yes
Correct answer: No
Q6.
A number is missing from this clock. What time is being shown by the hour hand here? o’clock.
Correct Answer: 10, ten, Ten

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