In Year 3 there are more National Curriculum targets for time than any other year group. They are:
3M4a tell and write the time from an analogue clock; 12-hour clocks
3M4b tell and write the time from an analogue clock; 24-hour clocks
3M4c tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII
3M4d estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute; record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours; use vocabulary such as o’clock/a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon, noon and midnight
3M4e know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year
We have plenty of resources to help with all the above targets and to make it easier to find what you need we have created 4 sub-categories:
Time: weeks, months and seasons
Plenty of material to build on Year 2 work including exploring calendars, ordering dates and understanding the seasons.
Time: reading time to the nearest minute
Reading the time to the nearest minute is a key target for Year 3 as well as using this skill to find lengths of time etc.
Time: a.m. and p.m. and the 24 hour clock
Children are introduced to telling the time on a 24 hour digital clock for the first time. We have a great selection of pages to help with this, well worth a look.
Time: word problems and further resources
Plenty of oral work can help with these activities - ask questions such as "What time will it be in half an hour?" or "What time do you go to bed?" etc. Large calendars, days, months and clock faces showing the time can be put up around the room as a reminder.