Measuring and Time Worksheets for Year 4 (age 8-9)
Children entering Year 4 should be able to read and write the time using an analogue clock and be familiar with digital clocks. However, there will be many who are still uncertain about this and will need extra practice.
In Year 4 reading, writing and converting time between analogue and digital clocks continues and children should get plenty of experience with reading and writing using both the 12 hour clock and the 24 hour clock. An important part of this is to display the time correctly using a.m. or p.m. for the 12 hour clock, but not with the 24 hour system.
A major part of the year’s work will involve solving problems converting times. These might be:
• from hours to minutes
• from minutes to seconds
• from weeks to days
• from years to months.
A good working knowledge of how many minutes there are in an hour, how many hours in a day etc. is needed for this. There are plenty of other practical activities that can be done to help with understanding time. TV guides are a useful resource to work out lengths of programmes. Stop watches and stop clocks can also be used to find out how much time is spent on an activity or how long a task takes.
We have many excellent pages on all the above subjects, to be found in our Year 4 Measuring and Time category.
Converting between units of time
The Programme of Study for Year 5 is straightforward in that there is only one statement: solving problems involving converting between different units of time. However, one aspect of time which tends to be neglected is solving problems using timetables. Many children do find reading and interpreting timetables quite tricky and we have some excellent resources using bus and train timetables to help with this.
Again, plenty of practical work can make learning about time fun and informative. A great activity is to find a world time chart on the internet which shows the different times around the world. What time is it in New York now?