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Reading a Calendar (1)

In this worksheet, children read information from a calendar then answer questions about it.

'Reading a Calendar (1)' 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 February 2012.

 

Calendar February 2012

 

2012 is a leap year, so there is one extra day in this February month.

Notice how we add 7 to the dates as we go forward a week.

Look at the dates on Wednesdays which go up in sevens:   1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day does the 2nd February fall?

 

Calendar February 2012

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day does the 9th February fall?

 

Calendar February 2012

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day of the week was Valentine's Day (February 14th) in 2012?

 

Calendar February 2012

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.  

How many days are there in February on a leap year?

 

Calendar February 2012

Were there more Fridays or Saturdays in February 2012?

 

Calendar February 2012

same number

more Saturdays

more Fridays

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

Jack is flying to Spain on February 16th and flies back exactly a week later.

On what day does he fly back?

 

Calendar February 2012

Tuesday

Thursday

Sunday

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

Jenny is coming to stay on 30th January and is leaving four days later.

On what day of the week is she leaving?

 

Calendar February 2012

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

What is the date on the last Thursday in February?

 

Calendar February 2012

23rd February

24th February

30th February

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

St. David's Day is on 1st March.

On what day of the week was St. David's Day in 2012?

 

Calendar February 2012

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

How many February days fell on a weekend in 2012?

 

Calendar in February

  • Question 1

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day does the 2nd February fall?

 

Calendar February 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
Thursday
Thurs
EDDIE SAYS
Locate the 2 on the calendar and look to the left to find the day.
  • Question 2

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day does the 9th February fall?

 

Calendar February 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
Thursday
Thurs
EDDIE SAYS
Locate the 10 on the calendar and look at the empty box above it which would be 9. Next look to the left of the 9 to find the day.
  • Question 3

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

On what day of the week was Valentine's Day (February 14th) in 2012?

 

Calendar February 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
Tuesday
Tues
EDDIE SAYS
Locate the 15 and look at the box above it. From here look to the left to find the day.
  • Question 4

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.  

How many days are there in February on a leap year?

 

Calendar February 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
29
EDDIE SAYS
28 + 1 = 29 days in a leap year
  • Question 5

Were there more Fridays or Saturdays in February 2012?

 

Calendar February 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
same number
EDDIE SAYS
Compare the amount of days in the Friday and Saturday rows.
  • Question 6

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

Jack is flying to Spain on February 16th and flies back exactly a week later.

On what day does he fly back?

 

Calendar February 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
Thursday
EDDIE SAYS
Exactly a week later would be the following Thursday.
  • Question 7

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

Jenny is coming to stay on 30th January and is leaving four days later.

On what day of the week is she leaving?

 

Calendar February 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
Friday
Fri
EDDIE SAYS
There are 31 days in January, so she leaves on a Friday.
  • Question 8

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

What is the date on the last Thursday in February?

 

Calendar February 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
23rd February
EDDIE SAYS
Find the last Thursday in the Thursday row and see it's the 23rd.
  • Question 9

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

St. David's Day is on 1st March.

On what day of the week was St. David's Day in 2012?

 

Calendar February 2012

CORRECT ANSWER
Thursday
EDDIE SAYS
In the intro we were told that 2012 was a leap year, so there were 29 days in February, which means St. David's Day was on a Thursday.
  • Question 10

Look at the calendar below to answer the question.

How many February days fell on a weekend in 2012?

 

Calendar in February

CORRECT ANSWER
8
EDDIE SAYS
8 days including 16 and 26.
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