Telling the time – free teaching resource

Do your children know about the Speaking Clock? How do they find out what the time is? How accurate do they think it is?

The Speaking Clock was 75 years old in July 2011. Interestingly the service still receives 30 million calls a year. There are four very time-sensitive days during the year. Can you guess what  they are?

This article in the BBC News Magazine has the history of the Speaking Clock and also time-keeping. There are some wonderful facts to interest your class while they are learning to tell the time.

Samoa ‘lost’ the 30th of December last year. How would your pupils feel if they lived there? There are many articles about the country. This is a link to the Guardian piece about the change.

We have talked about clocks before:


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