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What time is it, Mr Wolf?

Target English: "What time is it?" + replies
Target grade: All ages
The song is in the Teacher's Set
And in the new curriculum Level.

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What time is it, Mr Wolf?
by Richard Graham

What time is it?
What time is it?
What time is it?
What time is it, Mr Wolf?

It's 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock,
3 o'clock, 4 o'clock,
5 o'clock, 6 o'clock,
7 o'clock, 8 o'clock,
9 o'clock, 10 o'clock,
11 o'clock, 12 o'clock

It's dinner time!

Repeat x 2

In the classroom or at home ........

I've been using the Mr Wolf game to teach time for the last 3 years. Coupling the game with the song provides a brilliant lesson, combing physical activity, music and fun that can be done by any kids however young, in one class!

The Mr Wolf game is the perfect companion to this song! A good 45 minute lesson is to get the kids in the gym, and start off with a few minutes of the Warm Up game. Then teach them the phrase "What time is it?" and the answers. When they get the hang of it, try having a go at the song, and the game.

The song has a marching feel, so I get the kids to march in time to the music (this might take a bit of practice but it's worth it!!).

During the "It's 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock,3 o'clock, 4 o'clock" part they crouch done and sing quietly, holding out their fingers as they count.

Then from 5 to 8 o'clock they stand up, count on their fingers and sing loudly,

and then back crouched down, singing quietly from 9 to 12 o'clock!

Then they spin...

Then comes the "It's dinner time!" which the kids love to shout out!!!

This is also one of those annoying songs that will not leave your head!! Try it first lesson on a morning and it'll be still going round in your head at going home time!!! Which is great for the kids, but not so much for the teachers!!!!

Check out the song with Virginie's amazing kids at their end of year performance!

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And once you've done the song, and hence the kids know the English, it's time for the classic "What time is it, Mr Wolf?" game!!

Or you could try the "Body Clock" game.
You draw several large circles on the floor.
Shout out a time
Two kids from each group ( one short and one tall) race to make this time on the circle.
Fastest team is the winner.

Again, a flexible worksheet. One idea is like the "How old are you?" song. Get the kids to do the quiz on the software and write down the correct answers on the sheet. Another idea is to play the Japanese game of karuta. On each clock the kids draw a different time. They then cut the clocks out and place them face up on their desk. Someone shouts out a time from one of the clocks. The other people around have to slap their hand down on the correct clock! The fastest person gets one point and takes the card!

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