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Read the exact time

In this worksheet, students practise telling the time from an analogue clock face.

'Read the exact time' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Tell the Time (analogue, 12-hour clocks, 24-hour clocks)

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be learning to read the exact time on an analogue clock, using the position of the hands. 

 

Clocks have an hour hand and a minute hand (and sometimes a second hand)

The hour hand is shorter than the minute hand

 

Let's try two example questions.

 

Example 1

Look at this clock. What is the time?

 

Analogue clock with hour hand between the 6 and 7, minute hand on the 6

 

Answer


On this clock, the hour hand is pointing to between 6 and 7, so we know the time is before 7 o'clock, but after 6 o'clock. 

The minute hand is pointing to 6 which is halfway round the clock.

This clock has 60 small minute markers, but some clocks do not.

Each numbered section on the clock face is worth 5 minutes. 

So, on this clock, the minute hand has traveled to the 6th number. 

6 lots of 5 minutes equal 30 minutes or half an hour.

 

So the time shown is 6:30 or half past 6.

 

Example 2

What time does this clock show?

 

Analogue clock with hour hand between the 6 and 7, minute hand one mark past the 6

 

Answer

Notice that the hour hand has moved very slightly from the clock in example 1.

The time is still after 6 o'clock but before 7 o'clock.

The minute hand has moved forward one minute past the 6 marker.

So the time shown is 6:31.

 

Now it's your turn to try some questions like this. 

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