- use the RecorderPen and flashcards to practise listening and understanding and build up the times
- Tarsia puzzle, dominoes or follow-me cards with pictures of clocks or digital times on one side and times in words on the other
- Timetables for data handling
- Time ballet
- Worksheet where children read the times and then draw the hands on the clocks (or vice versa)
- Teacher says a time, children use little clocks with moveable hands to make the time and hold it up
- Fling the Teacher game
- Song - I like "Un dos tres ¿qué hora es?"
- Human lines - give 5 or 6 children a written time, they line up at the front of the room and the rest of the class have to put them in chronological order
- a game of Blue Numbers
- a game of Cluedo - columns with es la, son las/number/y cuarto, y media for example. Teacher thinks of a combination, children have to use the grid to work out that combination. Teacher can tell them when they have 1 part right or 2 parts right. Lots of thinking and listening involved.
- Pin-number writing frame activity to support weaker learners. Work out times then put them on a blank clock.
- Small cards of numbers of hours and numbers of minutes etc, teacher says time and children have to hold up the right cards. Or give cards with the words on, show a clock face and children have to hold up the right words.
- Higher/lower variation - teacher puts a time on a clock and hides it. Children have to work together to work out the time that is on it. Teacher can only say "más temprano" or "más tarde"
I've also had a look around for an online teaching clock for displaying random times for speaking work. This one from Cambridge University Press is delightful. Click "open clock" then "show panel" to select the sort of times you want it to show, then click on the cat's paw to change the time. I also like this one from Sandfields, as there is plenty of scope for changing the settings.
I already have some worksheets that I can use, but may well use some of the online worksheet generators to make some simpler ones quickly and easily:
I'll be putting any resources that I make with my other KS2 Spanish resources.
Do you have any good ways of teaching the time?