Good afternoon Reception. It is now time for our maths lesson. As always, can we begin by recognising and then forming our numbers to 10 or 20, depending on your child’s ability. After receiving your number pictures yesterday, I can see you have all improved on your numbers. You are starting to form all numbers correctly, well done
Now we have completed our numbers let’s move on to our shapes. I thought we could have a song about our shapes today. I know how much we like to sing and it helps us to remember our shapes! Sing along to the song and shout out the shapes you see. It will also ask you to draw the shape in the air J
Today we will be focusing on ‘time’. This is new learning for the children so we would like them to start with the concept of o’clock.
First what is time? We have different times of the day.
morning, afternoon, evening, night
We tell the exact time by looking at a clock.
Explain we have a long hand and a short hand on the clock. Can you point out which is the long hand and which is the small hand on the picture below?
When the minute hand (the long one) is pointing to the 12 it is showing a full hour. We call this 'O'clock'
Which ever number the hour hand is pointing to (the short one) That is the hour we are on.
For example: the clock below shows 8 O'clock. The big hand is pointing to the 12 and the small hand is pointing to 8.
On the clock we have our numbers to 12. After each number we add 'O'clock' to tell the time.
Can you look at the clocks below and write down what time it is. Remember to look at the number and make sure the big hand is on the 12.