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Use language relating to months of the year

I can name the months of the year in chronological order.

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Year 1

Use language relating to months of the year

I can name the months of the year in chronological order.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. There are 12 months in a year.
  2. The months are: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

Common misconception

Pupils may struggle to name which month follows December because it is the last month of the year.

The months of the year are presented in both linear and cyclical form. Having the latter displayed in your classroom and using it regularly to recite the months will help them to see that any of the months have a month that comes after them.

Keywords

  • Month - One of the twelve parts of the year.

  • Months of the year - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

  • Year - A time period of twelve months.

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6 Questions

Q1.
Which of these is the correct order for the days of the week?
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Correct answer: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Q2.
What is the next day? Saturday, Sunday, ___________
Correct answer: Monday
Tuesday
Q3.
Which word means 'the day before today'?
Correct answer: Yesterday
Tomorrow
Q4.
If today is Saturday, yesterday was ___________.
Correct answer: Friday
Sunday
Q5.
If today is Tuesday, tomorrow is ___________.
Monday
Correct answer: Wednesday
Q6.
In which month do some people celebrate Christmas?
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July
Correct answer: December
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6 Questions

Q1.
How many months are there in a year?
7
Correct answer: 12
30
Q2.
How many full weeks are there in a month?
Correct Answer: 4, four, Four
Q3.
Tick all of the months.
Correct answer: July
Saturday
Correct answer: September
Q4.
What is the next month? January, February, March, ___________
Correct answer: April
May
Q5.
Complete the stem sentence. If the month is November, the month before was October and the month after will be ___________.
Correct answer: December
January
Q6.
Complete the stem sentence. If the month is March, the month before was ___________ and the month after will be April.
January
Correct answer: February