# Year 3 Maths lesson observation (interview!)

Discussion in 'Primary' started by katykatykins, May 7, 2012.

1. ### katykatykins

I have a lesson observation on Wednesday afternoon - I've got the graveyard shift of 2pm for 45 minutes. It's in a Year 3 class with 30 pupils and the session must be based around 'time' for Maths.
The objective I've found on the National Strategies is; Read the time on a 12&ndash;hour digital clock and to the nearest 5 minutes on an
analogue clock; calculate time intervals and find start or end times for a given
time interval

I don't know wether to just go for telling the time on a clock, or calculating time intervals and/or start/end times. Time has always been my weak area in planning and I'm flat out of ideas.
The only thing I can think of is to base my lesson around Whats The Time Mr Wolf - but is that not the obvious choice, so all other candidates would do it too?
I really want a creative/active lesson but I am stumped! I am going to call the school tomorrow, after the bank holiday to ask for some more info (abilties etc) but I need to get the balls rolling now.
Anyone able to help?
Kathryn

2. ### katykatykins

I have a lesson observation on Wednesday afternoon - I've got the graveyard shift of 2pm for 45 minutes. It's in a Year 3 class with 30 pupils and the session must be based around 'time' for Maths.
The objective I've found on the National Strategies is; Read the time on a 12&ndash;hour digital clock and to the nearest 5 minutes on an
analogue clock; calculate time intervals and find start or end times for a given
time interval

I don't know wether to just go for telling the time on a clock, or calculating time intervals and/or start/end times. Time has always been my weak area in planning and I'm flat out of ideas.
The only thing I can think of is to base my lesson around Whats The Time Mr Wolf - but is that not the obvious choice, so all other candidates would do it too?
I really want a creative/active lesson but I am stumped! I am going to call the school tomorrow, after the bank holiday to ask for some more info (abilties etc) but I need to get the balls rolling now.
Anyone able to help?
Kathryn

3. ### jenniwillis

I would defo start with some warm ups on clocks (AFL) so you can suss out whether or not they are actually up to year 3 objectives. In my experience, time can drop off the curriculum, and unless you have keen parents - more than your BA group may need quarter past/ quarter to work. Highlight you're doing this on the plan, Afl before you start will go down well.