This resource is aimed at junior/middle pupils or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on digital time. It is based on reinforcing the concept of “half past”. Cut up all of the sheets into 24 separate cards and laminate them individually.
Pupils should look at the digital time on the watch on the left side of each card and, if they are able to read, to match it to the words on the right of the card by using a clothes peg. Alternatively, the teacher/SNA/supporting adult could read the words to the pupil and ask them which words matches the digital time on the card. The pupil should then place a clothes peg on the correct answer on the right side of the card.
There are two sets of “half past” time in this pack – one with “½ past 6” (using numbers in final position) and one with “½ past six” (using words in the final position).
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but can read digital time. It is a way for them to demonstrate their understanding of the concept of digital time. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards.
We frequently gave activities such as this for homework to our SEN pupils. It gave them the sense that they had homework like everyone else and it also allowed the parents to see what Maths topic we were currently working on.
This activity could be used in a group for numeracy Station Teaching with a set being printed out for each pupil in the group.