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Reading a Calendar (2)

In this worksheet, students study a month-by-month calendar and answer questions about it.

'Reading a Calendar (2)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:  Solve Time Problems

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A calendar shows the days and dates of each month of the year.  

This changes every year.

Here is an example showing the days and dates in December 2012.

 

 

The first day of the month is Saturday 1st December.

The 12th December falls on a Wednesday.

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day does the 31st December fall?

 

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day does the 10th December fall?

 

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day of the week is Christmas day in 2012?

 

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.  

 

How many days are there in December?

 

Are there more Fridays or Saturdays in December 2012?

 

more Fridays

more Saturdays

same number

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

Luigi is flying to Italy on Christmas Eve and flies back exactly a week later.

On what day does he fly back?

 

Tuesday

Monday

Sunday

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

Jill is coming to stay on 30th November and is leaving the next day.

On what day of the week is she leaving?

 

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

What is the date on the last Monday in December?

 

31st December

25th December

17th December

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day of the week is New Years Day 2013?

 

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

How many December days fall on a weekend in 2012?

 

  • Question 1

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day does the 31st December fall?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Monday
Mon
  • Question 2

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day does the 10th December fall?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Monday
Mon
  • Question 3

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day of the week is Christmas day in 2012?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Tuesday
Tues
  • Question 4

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.  

 

How many days are there in December?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
31
EDDIE SAYS
If you could the days in December you will find that the first date in December is 1st and the last day in December is the 31st. This means that there are 31 days in December. Remember the rhyme: 30 days have September, April, June and November, all the rest have 31 except February which has 28.
  • Question 5

Are there more Fridays or Saturdays in December 2012?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
more Saturdays
EDDIE SAYS
To work out this answer you need to count the 'Friday' row and the 'Saturday' row. You will see that Friday has 4 dates in it (7th, 14th, 21st and 28th) and Saturday has 5 dates (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th). So the answer must be Saturday.
  • Question 6

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

Luigi is flying to Italy on Christmas Eve and flies back exactly a week later.

On what day does he fly back?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Monday
  • Question 7

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

Jill is coming to stay on 30th November and is leaving the next day.

On what day of the week is she leaving?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Saturday
Sat
EDDIE SAYS
Remember the rhyme: 30 days have September, April, June and November, all the rest have 31 except February which has 28. If you work from here you will know that the date after the 30th of November is 1st December, which on this calendar is a Saturday.
  • Question 8

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

What is the date on the last Monday in December?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
31st December
  • Question 9

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day of the week is New Years Day 2013?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Tuesday
Tues
  • Question 10

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

How many December days fall on a weekend in 2012?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
10
EDDIE SAYS
To work this one out, you need to count the number of dates in the 'Saturday' and 'Sunday' row. These are also the numbers in red, so if you count these, you should have worked out the number was 10?
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