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Days of the Week

In this lesson, we’re going to
learn how to name and put in order the days of the week. There are seven days in the
week. Here are seven pieces of paper with
their names on. But in what order are the days of
the week? They’re all jumbled up at the
moment. Did you know different people start
their week on different days? So don’t worry if the start of your
week is different, but right now we’re going to start with Monday.

Do you know what day comes after
Monday? It’s Tuesday. And after Tuesday, there’s
Wednesday. Then comes Thursday, followed by
Friday, then Saturday, and Sunday. Seven days make one week. And this is their order — Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, then Sunday. We’ve put the days of the week in a
line. But what happens when we reach
Sunday? What day is next?

Well, we start with Monday
again. So perhaps it might be more helpful
not to show our days of the week on a line, but in a big loop instead. Now we can see that they keep on
going. And although in this video we’re
counting from Monday, we could start from any day of the week and count seven
days. Now you might be able to read the
days of the week, but have you remembered them? Let’s say them aloud, starting with
Monday.

But to make things more difficult,
let’s rub out the word from this piece of paper and from this piece of paper. So the seven days of the week are
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Do you remember which one we rubbed
out? After Wednesday comes Thursday,
Friday, after Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Well, that was easy enough. But then again, all you had to do
was read the words of most of them. They’re still written down. So let’s get rid of this one and
this one. Do you remember the day we start
from? Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

I think this is too easy for
you. You know the order now. So we’ll get rid of Wednesday,
Sunday. And you know what’s gonna happen
next, don’t you? Come on, let’s do the whole thing
from memory. And just to really test you, this
time nobody is going to be saying the days of the week for you. You need to either think them or
say them out loud. You ready? Go. And if you found that
difficult, just keep your eyes and your ears open. The days of the week are
everywhere, on a mobile phone, in a TV guide, people talking on a bus, in
school. You’ll see or hear the days of the
week a lot. And every day, ask yourself, what
day is it today? And you’ll soon learn the
order. Now let’s answer some practice
questions where we need to name and order these days of the week.

Complete the pattern: Monday,
Tuesday, what, what, what, what, what.

All the whats in that question show
us that there’s a lot of words we need to fill in. We’re given a pattern, and we need
to complete it. And we call this a pattern even
though it’s not to do with numbers or shapes because the words that we’re looking at
go in a certain order. Can you see what these words
are? We can see the words Monday and
Tuesday. This pattern is the days of the
week. We know there are seven days in the
week. And some people start saying the
days of the week on different days.

In this question, we’re starting
with Monday. After Monday comes Tuesday. But what day comes after
Tuesday? After Tuesday comes Wednesday, then
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and then Sunday. These are the days of the week in
order. And once we finish this pattern
every week, we start again. So the day after Sunday will be
Monday again. We recognize that the pattern was
the days of the week. And so, the missing days were
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

How many days are between Thursday
and Monday?

To be able to answer this question,
we need to know not only the names of the days of the week, but also their
order. We’re given two days of the week,
Thursday and Monday. And we need to find how many days
are between them. And, of course, we know the word
between means in the middle of. To help us work out the answer,
let’s draw a timeline. And we’ll label all the days of the
week in order. We’ll start with Monday. And then the day after Monday is
Tuesday, then Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Those are our seven days of the
week in order.

Now the first day that’s mentioned
in our question is Thursday. We need to find out how many days
are between Thursday and Monday. So where’s Thursday on our
timeline? Let’s put a counter down to
show. Here it is. It’s the day after Wednesday, but
before Friday. Now the second day of the week we
need to look for is Monday. Now we know there’s a Monday before
Thursday, but we need to find a Monday that comes after Thursday. But where is it? We have Friday, then Saturday, then
Sunday. But we don’t have a Monday. Well, what happens after
Sunday?

After Sunday, a new week begins
again. So there’ll be another Monday, then
a Tuesday, and so on. Now we can put a counter down on
Monday. And we can see which days are
between Thursday and Monday. There’s Friday, Saturday, and then
Sunday. There are three days between
Thursday and Monday.

Anthony leaves his home on
Thursday. He stays in a hotel for two nights
and then returns home. What day does he return?

To be able to answer this question,
we need to know the days of the week in order. To begin with, we’re told that
Anthony leaves his home on Thursday. We’re then told that he stays in a
hotel for two nights. What day of the week is the first
night that Anthony stays in the hotel? Well, we know that Anthony goes to
the hotel on Thursday. So we know the first night that
Anthony stays is Thursday night. And he wakes up in the hotel the
next morning. What day comes after Thursday? Friday.

So, so far, Anthony stayed in the
hotel for one night. But we know he needs to stay there
for two nights. So the second night he stays at the
hotel is Friday night. So those are the two nights that
Anthony stays in the hotel. He then returns home. What day does he return? In other words, what day comes
after Friday? The day after Friday is
Saturday. So we know that the day that
Anthony returns home is Saturday.

What have we learned in this
video? We have learned how to name and
order the days of the week.