UK Primary (3-6)
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Timetables
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A timetable is a way of displaying a schedule to tell us when certain events take place. Being able to read a timetable is a really handy skill! You may have a school timetable to tell you when you have certain subjects. You may have also read timetables for buses or trains to tell you when they're coming.

Timetables are ordered so the information can be read easily. Here is an example of a school timetable.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
$8:30$8:30 - $9:30$9:30 a.m. Maths History D.T. Assembly Maths
$9:30$9:30 - $10:30$10:30 a.m. English   D.T. English Maths
$10:30$10:30 - $11:00$11:00 a.m. Recess Recess Recess Recess Recess
$11:00$11:00 a.m. - $12:00$12:00 p.m. French English Maths History English
$12:00$12:00 - $1:00$1:00 p.m. Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
$1:00$1:00 - $2:00$2:00 p.m. Art Maths English P.E. Geography
$2:00$2:00 - $3:00$3:00 p.m. Art Geography French P.E.  

We can get all kinds of information about the times classes, breaks and school events are on. For example, recess occurs every day from $10:30$10:30 to $11:00$11:00. Or on a Wednesday at $2:30$2:30 p.m., we would be in French class.

Now let's look at some more examples of reading information off timetables.

More Worked Examples

QUESTION 1

If Charlie catches a train at 1:23 pm from Circular Quay, what time will he arrive at Central?

Station pm pm pm pm pm pm pm
Museum $1$1:$11$11 $1$1:$15$15 $1$1:$17$17 $1$1:$21$21   $1$1:$26$26 $1$1:$30$30
St. James $1$1:$13$13   $1$1:$19$19 $1$1:$23$23 $1$1:$26$26   $1$1:$32$32
Circular Quay $1$1:$17$17 $1$1:$20$20 $1$1:$23$23 $1$1:$27$27     $1$1:$36$36
Wynyard $1$1:$19$19 $1$1:$22$22   $1$1:$29$29 $1$1:$31$31   $1$1:$38$38
Town Hall $1$1:$22$22 $1$1:$25$25   $1$1:$32$32     $1$1:$41$41
Central $1$1:$26$26 $1$1:$29$29 $1$1:$30$30 $1$1:$36$36 $1$1:$36$36 $1$1:$37$37 $1$1:$45$45
  1. $\editable{}$:$\editable{}$ pm

QUESTION 2

James is currently at work near Museum station. What is the latest time he can arrive at Museum station if he has to be at Town Hall station by $4$4:$46$46 pm?

Station pm pm pm pm pm pm pm
Museum $4$4:$19$19 $4$4:$23$23 $4$4:$25$25 $4$4:$29$29   $4$4:$34$34 $4$4:$38$38
St. James $4$4:$21$21   $4$4:$27$27 $4$4:$31$31 $4$4:$34$34   $4$4:$40$40
Circular Quay $4$4:$25$25 $4$4:$28$28 $4$4:$31$31 $4$4:$35$35     $4$4:$44$44
Wynyard $4$4:$27$27 $4$4:$30$30   $4$4:$37$37 $4$4:$39$39   $4$4:$46$46
Town Hall $4$4:$30$30 $4$4:$33$33   $4$4:$40$40     $4$4:$49$49
Central $4$4:$34$34 $4$4:$37$37 $4$4:$38$38 $4$4:$44$44 $4$4:$44$44 $4$4:$45$45 $4$4:$53$53
  1. $\editable{}$:$\editable{}$ pm

 

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