Time: o clock, half past

Introduced in the Year 1 curriculum as: "Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times"

When the long hand points to the 12 it is ' o'clock '. When the long hand

points to the 6 it is 'half past'.


Example 1:

This clock says 8 o'clock: the long hand points straight up and the short hand points to 8. This clock shows the time of 8.00


Example 2:

This clock says half past eight: the minute hand has travelled half-way around, and the hour hand has travelled half-way towards the next hour. This clock shows the time of 8.30


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