Days, months and years

days months yearsAs children progress through year 3 and into year 4 it is expected that they get to know and number of facts to do with measuring time, other than just reading the time on a clock face. These facts include knowing that:

1 year = 365 days or 52 weeks or 12 months

1 week = 7 days

1 day = 24 hours

1 hour = 60 minutes

1 minute = 60 seconds

hey should also be able to use a calendar and write the date correctly.

This will then progress onto knowing the number of days in each month. There are several ways of doing this. I prefer the ‘knuckle trick’ of putting both fists together , knuckles upright and then reciting the months going from left to right – tops of knuckles have 31 days, dips don’t.

The rhyme below can also be helpful:

30 days hath September

April, June and November,

All the rest have 31,

except in February alone

which has but 28 days clear

and 29 in each leap year.

Days months and years


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