Telling the time
What should my child know?
By the end of year 2:
- Compare and sequence intervals of time.
- Tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.
- Know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.
By the end of year 3:
- Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks.
- Estimate/read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute.
- Record/compare time in terms of seconds, minutes, hours; use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon, noon, midnight.
- Know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year.
- Compare durations of events [for example to calculate the time taken by particular events or tasks].
By the end of year 4:
- Convert between different units of measure [e.g. hour to minute].
- Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks.