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Home learning - Calculating with time in football

KS2,Upper Key Stage 2

Home learning - Calculating with time in football

KS2, Upper Key Stage 2
Calculating time

We want you to think like a young referee and analyse the timelines of real-life Premier League football matches. In this pack, children will practise calculations involving time and learn how to convert between hours, minutes and seconds.

Take part in our weekly challenge suitable for all ages!

Once you've completed the challenge, please get in touch with us and share your Everday numbers timelines with us on Twitter, take a photo and tag @PLCommunities and #PLPrimaryStars or email it to We will showcase our favourite timelines on the Premier League Primary Stars community page

What resources are in this pack?

How long does it take to deliver this pack?

clock This should be around 35 to 50 minutes.

Learning outcomes

Children will be able to:

  • calculate total times (adding minutes)
  • calculate the time between two events (subtracting minutes)
  • make calculations involving times of the day (addition and subtraction)

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Everyday numbers challenge

The Everyday numbers challenge encourages you to think about all the numbers that are a part of your day.

Go on a number hunt and make a note of the daily activities which involve numbers. Fill in the Everyday numbers timeline. Get creative and add pictures to your timeline, or you could even make a collage.

There are two templates for you to choose from. (If you don't have access to a printer, have a go at drawing the timelines and send a photo.)


The Maths: Calculating with time in football

Understand the maths required to tackle the activities in this pack.

Being able to calculate with time is important in football. Learn how to use different techniques to add minutes, subtract minutes and make calculations involving times of the day.


Quiz: Calculating with time in football

Test yourself on your knowledge of calculating time with this quiz. Try it again at the end to see if your understanding has improved.

The answers can be found at the end of the quiz.


Main activity: Calculating with time in football

Practise making calculations and solving problems that involve measures of time during Premier League football matches.

We have three levels of questions for you to have a go at – you can work your way up through them all or select one that you feel will challenge you!


Football timelines

Time to get up!

Can you check your understanding of calculations involving time by making three different football match timelines?
You will first need to make time and match event cards by writing on pieces of paper or printing off the ones made by us here:

- Timeline cards
- Match event cards

Then using the instructions on the activity sheets, add the key match events along the timeline and answer the questions.

Timeline 1
Timeline 2
Timeline 3


Extra time: Match reports with time

Write a football match report based on the results of a Premier League football match from this season, using your knowledge of adding and subtracting time.

Access a football match timeline and the results of any game on the Premier League website.

Share your match reports with @PLCommunities on Twitter, including the hashtag #PLPrimaryStars.