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Block 6: Time

Beginning to read the time and comparing times.
There is so much to teach on the subject of time that a block of at least two weeks is needed. As well as telling the time to the half hour using analogue clocks much also needs to be done with sequencing events, using the language of time and comparing time. Some interesting research has come to light suggesting that it might be better to teach children to read the time on analogue clocks in the same way as they do digital i.e. so many minutes past the hour, leaving terms such as quarter past, twenty to etc until much later.

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