KS1 English Quiz - Capital Letters and Spellings of Days (Questions)

This quiz looks at capital letters and spellings of days. It reminds children that every day begins with a capital letter. This extends the National Curriculum's requirements for KS1 children to use capital letters correctly. Furthermore, they will need to write the date multiple times a day and know the shorthand version of days (Monday/Mon). This will enhance not only their English and literacy skills, but also their spelling.

There are seven days in a week and each day begins with a capital letter. Sometimes we write the full name (Monday) and sometimes we write the shorthand version (Mon). Test your knowledge on capital letters for sentences and days of the week.

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1. Which of these is the correct way to write Monday in a shorter way?
[ ] mon
[ ] Mond
[ ] Mon
[ ] Monday
2. What day does 'Tues' stand for?
[ ] Thursday
[ ] Friday
[ ] Saturday
[ ] Tuesday
3. Now don't forget, every day begins with a capital letter. Which of these sentences is correct?
[ ] I go swimming every tuesday.
[ ] I go swimming every Tuesday.
[ ] I go swimming every tuesday
[ ] I go swimming every Tuesday
4. Which of these sentences is correct?
[ ] My karate lessons are every Monday and Thursday.
[ ] My karate lessons are every Monday and thursday.
[ ] My karate lessons are every monday and Thursday.
[ ] my karate lessons are every Monday and Thursday.
5. Which of these is the correct way to write Saturday in a shorter way?
[ ] sit
[ ] sat
[ ] Sit
[ ] Sat
6. Don't forget we need capital letters for months and days. Which of these dates is written correctly?
[ ] We went back to school on wednesday, 3rd September.
[ ] We went back to school on Wednesday, 3rd September.
[ ] We went back to school on wednesday, 3rd september.
[ ] We went back to school on Wednesday, 3rd september.
7. Which day is 'Sun' short for?
[ ] Sumday
[ ] Saturday
[ ] Sunday
[ ] Sameday
8. Every day of the week should begin with a capital letter. Which of these sentences is correct?
[ ] My little sister goes to dance class every Monday, tuesday and Thursday.
[ ] My little sister goes to dance class every monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
[ ] My little sister goes to dance class every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
[ ] My little sister goes to dance class every Monday, Tuesday and thursday.
9. Which of these sentences is perfect?
[ ] I live on the moon all week except for mondays, thursdays and Fridays.
[ ] i live on the moon all week except for Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
[ ] I live on the moon all week except for Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
[ ] I live on the moon all week except for Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
10. Which list has all of the short days of the week written correctly?
[ ] Weds, Fri, Sat and Sund
[ ] Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun
[ ] Weds, fri, Sat and Sun
[ ] Weds, Fri, Sat and Sun
KS1 English Quiz - Capital Letters and Spellings of Days (Answers)
1. Which of these is the correct way to write Monday in a shorter way?
[ ] mon
[ ] Mond
[x] Mon
[ ] Monday
The week is put in two parts, weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and week days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday).
2. What day does 'Tues' stand for?
[ ] Thursday
[ ] Friday
[ ] Saturday
[x] Tuesday
Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day, which happens every year on a Tuesday.
3. Now don't forget, every day begins with a capital letter. Which of these sentences is correct?
[ ] I go swimming every tuesday.
[x] I go swimming every Tuesday.
[ ] I go swimming every tuesday
[ ] I go swimming every Tuesday
No matter where the day of the week is, it should always begin with a capital letter. Also, you have to remember to start your sentence with a capital and end it with a full stop.
4. Which of these sentences is correct?
[x] My karate lessons are every Monday and Thursday.
[ ] My karate lessons are every Monday and thursday.
[ ] My karate lessons are every monday and Thursday.
[ ] my karate lessons are every Monday and Thursday.
The word 'karate' is Japanese and means 'open hand' - 'kara' means 'open' and 'te' means 'hand'.
5. Which of these is the correct way to write Saturday in a shorter way?
[ ] sit
[ ] sat
[ ] Sit
[x] Sat
The Romans used to call Saturday, 'Saturn's Day'.
6. Don't forget we need capital letters for months and days. Which of these dates is written correctly?
[ ] We went back to school on wednesday, 3rd September.
[x] We went back to school on Wednesday, 3rd September.
[ ] We went back to school on wednesday, 3rd september.
[ ] We went back to school on Wednesday, 3rd september.
There are well over three thousand maintained schools in England.
7. Which day is 'Sun' short for?
[ ] Sumday
[ ] Saturday
[x] Sunday
[ ] Sameday
Some people believe in a religion called Christianity and sometimes they go to church on a Sunday.
8. Every day of the week should begin with a capital letter. Which of these sentences is correct?
[ ] My little sister goes to dance class every Monday, tuesday and Thursday.
[ ] My little sister goes to dance class every monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
[x] My little sister goes to dance class every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
[ ] My little sister goes to dance class every Monday, Tuesday and thursday.
Ancient Egyptians used to dance for fun and to perform religious rituals.
9. Which of these sentences is perfect?
[ ] I live on the moon all week except for mondays, thursdays and Fridays.
[ ] i live on the moon all week except for Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
[ ] I live on the moon all week except for Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
[x] I live on the moon all week except for Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
In 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon allowing Neil Armstrong to be the first man to walk on the moon.
10. Which list has all of the short days of the week written correctly?
[ ] Weds, Fri, Sat and Sund
[ ] Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun
[ ] Weds, fri, Sat and Sun
[x] Weds, Fri, Sat and Sun
Even though the first four letters of 'Wednesday' are 'Wedn' we write 'Weds' with an added 's'.