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Ms Walshe Work 11th May

Dear Parents and Children,

Now I am really missing you all!!! I hope you are all well 🙂

This week in Maths we are looking at time. There is a lot to learn with time. This week I’d like you to focus on 5 minute intervals for reading time on an analogue clock. If you had an old clock that the children could use that would be amazing. I am emailing a powerpoint presentation that you can use to teach your child and also have attached some videos here below. The children are geniuses at counting in 5’s so this is knowledge they can use for this activity.

When we get to the ‘to’ side of the clock things can often get confusing for the children. Help them by showing them 12:45 means the hour is 12 and we are 45 minutes past but also if you look closely you can see we are only 15 minutes away from 1 O’ Clock. You can show them this on the video and again on the clock if you have one. We have worked on O’ Clock, Half Past, Quarter Past and Quarter To but it is a concept that needs to be reinforced all the time. Remind them 60 mins in an hour, 30 mins in half an hour, 15 mins in quarter of an hour which they can use their knowledge of fractions to help them with.

Don’t worry if your child isn’t grasping it completely – be patient and keep reinforcing the 5 minute intervals – it will click. While some children will grasp it first time others may need a little extra support this week.

That’s it for now! I have set a new Dojo Code too which is attached here.

Hope you are well and cant wait to see your dried flower crafts!

Ms Walshe 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W47g3FMFKJU 5 Minute Intervals  – Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrxZWNu72WI Learning the Clock – Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJY1_fzzM6Y Numberrock Numberrock X4 Tables

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYKY5QSDLys Dried Flowers Ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sIjSNTS7Fs  Sir Duke Stevie Wonder (enjoy!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bBB-wYUKVg 10@10 PE