Time worksheets for Year 1 (age 5-6)
In Year 1 much of the work on time will involve the understanding and use of the vocabulary related to time. The vocabulary children will need to know includes:
- the order of the days of the week
- that one week equals 7 days
- that one day equals 24 hours
- the order of the months of the year
- the seasons of the year
Other periods of time also need to be understood such as: morning, afternoon, evening, night, midday, midnight, weekend, yesterday and tomorrow. Asking children when certain activities happen e.g. when do we eat breakfast, when do we come home from school helps with this.
Children should be able to sequence events in chronological order using a variety of language including:
Before and after, now, soon, early, late.
Other terms need to be understood, such as always, never, often, sometimes, usually as well as comparatives such as faster and slower.
Perhaps the key outcome in Year 1 is to learn to tell the time to the hour and to the half hour on an analogue clock. Plenty of practical work is needed here and one of the best resources is a large clock face where the hands can be moved round to show different times. Don’t be tempted to jump straight in with digital clocks as the analogue face is a great way to show the time moving.
Children should also be gaining an understanding about how long periods of time are. What can they do in a given time, measured in seconds or minutes or hours?
We have plenty of worksheets for helping with telling the time to the hour and half hour as well as pages on days of the week and months of the year. One of my favourite pages is the ‘One minute’ page, which sets various tasks taking one minute each. Learning to tell the time should be fun!
Seasons, months of the year, days of the week and periods of time during the day.
Some great activities to help with learning the order of the months.
More on writing and ordering months of the year.
Placing events in terms of when they occur during the day.
A look at times of the day.
Comparing lengths of time and understanding before and after.
More on using the terms before and after to place events.
Using the terms earlier and later to compare time.
Using <, > and = to compare lengths of time in seconds, minutes and hours.
Using the correct units of time to describe the length of events.
Using the terms faster and slower to compare time.
Telling the time
Beginning to tell the time to the hour and half hour.
Reading and writing the time to the half hour. Drawing hands on a clock face.
More on reading the time using half hours.
More reading the time to the half hour.
Find the time half an hour before, or half an hour after a given time.
Fun pages on recognising time to the half hour. Art and Maths together!
Find the times one hour before and after the times given. Quarter of an hour times.
Trains and boats and planes
Time to the hour and half hour, all involving trains, boats or planes.
Draw hands on the clock faces to show the train times.
Draw hands on the clock faces to show the boat times.