Time: Cuckoo clocks

This explanation text for year 3 and P4, linking to STEAM, describes in detail how a cuckoo clock works. For nearly 300 years, skilled craftspeople in Germany’s Black Forest have been making these very special clocks. They come in many shapes and sizes, but they all feature a carved cuckoo bird that pops out of the clock face every hour.

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
  • Discussion questions for the whole class or to be used with a partner.
Year 3
Time: Cuckoo clocks

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