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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.

 

December Calendar 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?

 

December Calendar 2012

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day does the 10th December fall?

 

December Calendar 2012

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

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

 

December Calendar 2012

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.  

 

How many days are there in December?

 

December Calendar 2012

Are there more Fridays or Saturdays in December 2012?

 

December Calendar 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?

 

December Calendar 2012

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?

 

December Calendar 2012

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

What is the date on the last Monday in December?

 

December Calendar 2012

31st December

25th December

17th December

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day of the week is New Year's Day 2013?

 

December Calendar 2012

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

How many December days fall on a weekend in 2012?

 

December Calendar 2012

  • Question 1

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day does the 31st December fall?

 

December Calendar 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
Monday
Mon
EDDIE SAYS
Locate the 31 and then look left along the row to find the day.
  • Question 2

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day does the 10th December fall?

 

December Calendar 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
Monday
Mon
EDDIE SAYS
Locate the 10 and then look left along the row to find the day.
  • Question 3

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

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

 

December Calendar 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
Tuesday
Tues
EDDIE SAYS
Locate the 25 and then look left along the row to find the day.
  • Question 4

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.  

 

How many days are there in December?

 

December Calendar 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
31
EDDIE SAYS
If you count 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?

 

December Calendar 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
more Saturdays
EDDIE SAYS
To work out this answer count the 'Friday' row and the 'Saturday' row. Friday has 4 dates (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?

 

December Calendar 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
Monday
EDDIE SAYS
Christmas Eve is on a Monday, so he would fly back a week later on the following 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?

 

December Calendar 2012

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. 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?

 

December Calendar 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
31st December
EDDIE SAYS
Look across the Monday row to find the last Monday date.
  • Question 9

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day of the week is New Year's Day 2013?

 

December Calendar 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
Tuesday
Tues
EDDIE SAYS
New Year's Eve is Monday, December 31st, so New Year's day would be Tuesday.
  • Question 10

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

How many December days fall on a weekend in 2012?

 

December Calendar 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
10
EDDIE SAYS
To work this one out, count the number of dates in the 'Saturday' and 'Sunday' rows. These are also the numbers in red.
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