Maths KS1 & KS2: A song about time

This clip brings together and revises much of the previous learning about time.

Sabrina and Tempo sing a lively song to recap.

Interspersed in the song are children telling us why they find measuring time useful, and telling jokes about time.

It recaps days, calendars and the hands of the clock.

From BBC series Round the Clock.

Teacher Notes


Children could be asked to sing the days of the week.

Ask the children what they do on each day of the week.

Make individual weekly calendars asking children to draw or write what they will do on each day next week.

They could be asked to colour in the weekend days in a different colour.


In groups, write down all the words they can think of related to time.

Ask children to see which words are related in some way. E.g. 60 seconds = one minute.

Can the children write time measuring words from the shortest to the longest?

Encourage children to research other measures of time intervals (e.g. decade, century, millennium).

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Maths at KS1 and KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and First and Second Level in Scotland.

More from Round the Clock:

How long is a second?
How long is a minute?
How long is five minutes
How long is quarter of an hour?
How long is half an hour?
How long is an hour?
Using clocks and calendars