Measuring

This week in maths we have been learning how to measure accurately.

At the start of the week we used a ruler to measure different items in cm. We had to be really careful to make sure the 0cm end of the ruler was lined up with the end of the item.

We then went outside to practise recording time using a stopwatch. We got into partners, carried out a simple exercise and recorded how long it took us. We had 3 turns each to see if we got quicker or slower with more practice.

Click on the link below to try some measuring games:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/measures

 

How you can support your child’s learning at home:

  • Practise your measuring skills by making some cakes! Measure out each of the ingredients using a weighing scales. Talk to your children about grams and kilograms.
  • Have some fun outside playing with water and measuring jugs! Use the language of: Full, half full, empty. Then challenge the children to measure out certain amounts of water (100ml, 500ml, 1L etc)