Year 1 Lesson: Reading 'Half Past' on an Analogue Clock


  • blank piece of paper OR
    new page in workbook OR
    blank clock face scaffold (download link below)
  • lead pencil
  • coloured pencils and textas to decorate (optional)
  • PVC whiteboard sleeve / plastic sleeve (optional)
  • whiteboard markers (optional)

Play this Telling the Time game to revise matching times on the analogue to the digital times. Play two or three games before we being the lesson. Scroll down and clock on the game picture to open it. Select

  • level 1: Read time to the hour
  • 12 hour clock
  • timed game

Click here to go to game site

Click on one or more of the following activities to practice what you have just learned. You do not have to complete all of them, just choose an activity or two that appeals to you!

Analogue and Digital Time Half Past Dominoes - SparkleBox
  • Print onto card, or laminate and cut
  • Play like a traditional game of dominoes, except match the times instead of dots
Analogue Clock Times Bingo - SparkleBox
  • Match the cards to the analogue times on your bingo card
  • This game practices the language and analogue representations of both "O'clock" and "half past" times
  • There are both pictures and written word cards to match the picture boards
  • Laminate for durability if you wish
Learn How to Tell Time on a Clock - Lindy McKay
  • Watch this fun little alternative video to learn how to tell the time
  • Take note of where the hour hand is when we read 'half past' an hour
  • This video looks at concepts that are advanced for our level, so you can stop the video (at 2 minutes and 30 seconds) or watch with interest
Mixed O'clock and Half Past Loop Cards - SparkleBox
  • Print onto card, or laminate for durability
  • Match the written time to the analogue clock
  • Loop the cards around into a large cirle or square on the floor, or make a long snake!
  • Note: to save paper and ink, print multiple sheets per page; 'two to a page' from your printer
Representing Time on Digital and Analogue Clocks - Easy Teaching
  • Read the times written in words, then draw the hands for that time on the clock
  • Write the words in digital form as well
  • Take care with the length of your hands, remember the hour hand is shorter than the minute hand
Teaching Clock - Top Marks
  • Play with this clock to see how each of the hands move as you add (+) and subtract (-) 1 hour or 30 minutes to the clock
  • Press reset to start at 12:00
  • switch between analogue and digital representations
  • Can you match the time to the real time right now?
Time Diary - McMahon Education
  • Make a diary of events recording what you do throughout the day
  • Record the times in both analogue and digital notation, then draw a picture or write a sentence about what you are doing at that time
  • You can choose what times you want to record events for at the beginning of the day, or just record a few events at random times throughout the day; your choice!
  • Record your diary however you like, or use the worksheet to help with a structured presentation
  • Record at least four separate events; pdf download link below
Time Match (O'clock, Half Past) - Easy Teaching
  • A cut and paste exercise
  • Match the correct analogue, digital and written times
  • Arrange in rows and columns, then paste onto a piece of paper or on a neat new page in your workbook
Time Tools - Scootle
  • Move and match the digital clocks to the analogue clock with the same time
  • Practice times both on the hour and half hour
  • Take note of where the short hands are on the analogue clocks for times that are 'half past' an hour
What's the Time - Playdough to Plato
  • Check out these cute printables!
  • Create your own interactive clock to match both analogue and digital times (use the last two pages for the Australian spelling of 'analogue')
  • Fill out a set of time cards for common daily routines
  • Use these cards to practice reading and discussing routines and what times they occur on a clock
Complete and Continue