Using a Calendar (2)

Use a calendar to identify the date and determine the number of days in each month (ACMMG041)

LO: To use a calendar to identify the date and to determine the number of days in each month.

Know:

  • the months of the year

  • the days of the week

Understand:

  • that we use calendars to keep track of the date and the number of days each month as well as to record important events in history.

  • there are 12 calendar months in a year and that each month is made up of approximately four weeks, and are usually 30 days long.

  • the calender also operates in a cycle (month-to-month then year-to-year).

Do:

  • I use a calendar to identify the date and identify important points in history.

Calendars

Calendars are a device used to measure the year, dividing it into days, weeks and months.

We use calendars to help us identify the day of the year.

A calendar usually has the months in order and goes from 1st of the month to the last day of the month (28th/29th/30th/31st).

Calendars are also used to record events in the natural world such as tides, lunar cycles and seasons.

Days in a Month

Months usually have 30 or 31 days depending on the month except for February which only has 28 or 29 days (depending on if it is a leap year or not).

A leap year is a special year every 4 years where we have an extra day.

One neat trick to help count the number of days in a month is using your knuckles.

If it is a “knuckles” month it has 31 days, if it is a “gap” month it will have 30 days (except February).

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