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Time (Year 6)
It would take 30 minutes to cycle 2 miles.

Time (Year 6)

By the time they reach Year Six, students of KS2 Maths should be competent with all aspects of time. They will know the values of different units of time, from the number of seconds in a minute to the number of years in a decade, century or millennium. Consequently they will be able to choose suitable units for measuring time in varying circumstances. Year Six children should also be able to write and tell the time on 24 hour and 12 hour digital and analogue clocks.

Years, decades and even a century - these are the larger measurements of time. There is an even bigger one, a millennium. If someone lives for over a century, they have had what's known as 'a good innings' which is a cricketing term. If someone tells you they have lived for over a millennium, they are lying!

Do you know how many years are in a decade, a century or a millennium? Take this test and find out what you know about time.

1.
How would five to one in the afternoon be displayed on a digital clock?
00:55
12:55
13:05
13:55
00:55 would be five to one in the morning
2.
Which unit of time would you use to measure how long it takes for an acorn to grow into a large tree?
Hours
Months
Years
Millennia
Most oak trees live to be about 200 years old
3.
Tokyo is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. If it is 15:20 in London what time is it in Tokyo?
00:20
1:20
9:20
10:20
15 + 9 = 24 but 24:00 is displayed as 00:00 on a 24 hour clock
4.
New York is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time. If it is 5:00 PM in London what time is it in New York?
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
2:00 PM
4:00 PM
Greenwich is in London so the time for all of Britain is the same as Greenwich Mean Time
5.
How long would it take to cycle 2 miles?
30 seconds
30 minutes
30 hours
30 weeks
That's a slow and relaxed pace - but 30 hours would be a crawl and 30 seconds would be as fast as a racing car!
6.
What is 1,000 years?
Millennium
Century
Decade
Week
We are living in the 3rd Millennium CE
7.
How many days in December?
28 days
29 days
30 days
31 days
30 days hath September, April, June and November; all the rest have 31, except February alone
8.
What is the extra date we have during a leap year?
31st January
29th February
30th February
31st December
Even with this extra day, February is still the shortest month
9.
What is equivalent to 10 years?
Week
Century
Decade
Millennium
Each group of 10 years is also called a decade, for example: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s...
10.
What time on an analogue clock is 19:40?
Twenty minutes to 9
Twenty minutes to 7
Twenty minutes to 8
Twenty minutes to 6
To work out the hour on a 24 hour clock just count on from 12

 

Author:  Amanda Swift

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