Let’s take a look at the
calendar. What month is it? What day is the first of the
month? What day is the last of the
We can see a picture of one page of
a calendar. Calendars are what we use to tell
the time. Not what time of the day it is in
hours and minutes. We use clocks and watches for
things like that. But this tells us what time of the
year it is, in months and days. And if we were to flip over this
page of the calendar, we’d find a new month underneath.
Our first question has got the word
“month” in it. What month is it? If we look carefully at the page of
the calendar that we’re shown, we can only see one month on there. Can you find where it is? It’s here, isn’t it? We can see that the month of the
year that the calendar shows is November. If you know your months of the
year, you’ll know this is the month before the last month of the year.
Our second question has got a
different time word in it. It asks us for a day. What day is the first of the
month? We can see that the calendar is
split up into lots of little rectangles. And most of them have got numbers
in. These numbers are a way of showing
us all the different days in November. So where do you think the first day
of November will be?
The first day of November is shown
by a rectangle with the number one in it. It’s November the first. Now, our question asks us, what day
is the first of the month? In other words, what day of the
week? If we look carefully at the top, we
can see the days of the week if we go across the calendar. And if we put our finger on the
first and move it upwards, we can see it’s level with this day of the week here.
Now, unfortunately, that blue ring
we drew is covering over some of the word. But we can see that Wednesday is
the day before it. So we can use our brains and think
to ourselves what the day might be. The day after Wednesday is
Thursday. On this calendar, the first day of
November, which is November the first, happens on a Thursday.
Finally, we’ve got another “what
day” question to answer. What day is the last of the
month? To find the answer, we can use
exactly the same skills as we used when we found the first day of the month. The last rectangle with a number in
it is this one. So we know there must be 30 days in
November. And if we put our finger on 30 and
go all the way up to the top, we can see the day of the week. On this calendar, the last day of
the month, which is the 30th of November, will happen on a Friday.
We’ve read our calendar to find out
some facts. We know that the month of the year
is November. The first day of November will be
on a Thursday. And the last day of November will
be on a Friday.