In this activity students practise their forwards and backwards counting.

Achievement Objectives
NA1-3: Know groupings with five, within ten, and with ten.
Specific Learning Outcomes

count forwards and backwards in ones

use mathematical language such as before, after, later, earlier, and between.

Required Resource Materials
A clock with on- the- hour times with movable hands.
  1. Show the students the clock face set at 7 o clock.
    What time does the clock show?
    What time was it 2 hours ago?
    What time will it be in 3 hours?
  2. Ask students to explain how they worked out the times.
  3. Repeat with different starting times.

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