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learning to tell the time

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LittleMissNorty Sun 20-Jan-13 18:03:37

DD is in yr 1 and numeracy homework was telling the time this weekend. Quarter past, quarter to and half past. She was clearly struggling, so I done a quick Google and found timemonsters, sat her in front of the lessons. She recognized them apparently having seen them at school and proceeded to gget all the questions right (find me quarter to 3 etc). Told me ot was easy and was fine.

Then sat her in front of her homework saying "what's this time?" And it was "can't remember".

I have done this 4 times today and she still cannot do it. I am no teacher and have to admit to not handling it very well blush .....frustrated is putting it mildly.

How do they teach her how to do this and how can I help her learn? I just don't know how to help and I'm getting no guidance from school

learnandsay Sun 20-Jan-13 19:32:20

Why don't you make her a clock face out of card with moving hands and, separately, cut a quarter to, quarter past, ten to, ten past and half past out in different coloured paper and write their names on. Then together you can move the hands and place the coloured cut outs over the clock face. She can then have each homework question demonstrated in front of her before she identifies it.

LittleMissNorty Sun 20-Jan-13 20:43:14

Thanks for the reply.....that's a good idea. I shall dig out the craft card whilst she's at school tomorrow. Hopefully it will just click into's just so fustrating repeating myself all the time. She reads well and picks up other things very quickly as a rule, so this has stumped me a bit as I just cannot get the message across. Hopefully I haven't put her off learning with mummy blush

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