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Measuring

  • Pre-School
  • Reception
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6

Pre-school

Sorting Objects

You can start your child in being aware of relative size by helping them to grade objects in size order. Things you can order are toys, shoes & boots, pots and pans or stones & twigs.

Various toys can start your child's learning in weighing objects. View more suggestions at the Super Brainy Beans Shop.

Reception

You can measure something with other objects.

Planning an elephants partyPlanning an elephants party
Measure the elephant to help plan his party.
Crystals ruleCrystals Rule
Measure the crystals using dice.
Dinosaur TrainDinosaur Train
Measure dinosaurs with other animals to find out how long they are.

Year 1

Estimating lengths

You can estimate a length of an object or distance by comparing it with the length of something you know.

Use you handspan or your step to measure the length of something.

Find out how long your garden or bedroom is by measuring in steps. How many steps does it take to get to the end?

How long is a table or maybe your bed? Measure in handspans to find out.

What other things can you measure with steps or handspans?

Length words

Height is measured upwards. It's how tall something stands.

Distance is measured between two places, from beginning to end.

Width is measured from side to side.

Depth is measured downwards. You would measure how deep a swimming pool is.

Measuring length with steps is not a good way of measure as everyone has different sized feet. So instead we use centimetres and metres to measure things.

Chef PierreEstimate and measure with Chef Pierre
Estimate and measure how many cinnamon rolls long Chef Pierre's trays are.
Time to moveTime to move
It is time to move these fish to their new homes. Which fish move where? Catch and measure each fish to find out.
Dinosaur DiveDinosaur Dive
Pick dinosaurs to dive into the water to raise the water to different levels.
Poodle weigh inPoddle weigh in
Hacker has removed the numbers from all of the poddles of Poddleville! Can you use the scale to get things back to normal?
Big Cook, Little CookBig Cook, Little Cook - Baking Bread

Measure out the flower to bake the bread.


Harbour MeasurementsHarbour Measurements

Check the crates to see which ones are the correct height and weight

Yr2 as well?


Year 2

Length

We measure centimetres with a ruler. We write how long something is by writing the number followed by cm (this is short for centimetres).

Measuring centimetres =7cm

Measure objects around the house to the nearest centimetre and write down how long they are. What is the smallest and biggest object you can find?

Try estimating the length of something and guess to see if you are right.

Jack the builderJack the builder measures
Jack is brilliant at building things but he is hopeless at measuring. Please help him by selecting Reading Length.

Measuring equipment

There are many different types of equipment to measure with.

A ruler is used to measure small things.

A tape measure is used to measure longer things. You can also get a fabric tape measure to measure things that are not straight like the size of your head.

A trundle wheel is used for long things such as playgrounds. You push the wheel along and it clicks everytime it measures a metre.

Alien CookbookAlien Cookbook

Help Hutch back a cake. Measure out the right amount of ingredients to bake the cake.


Jack the builderJack the builder measures
Jack is brilliant at building things but he is hopeless at measuring. He doesn't know which units of measurement to use and he doesn't read the measurements correctly. Please help him!

Year 3

Length

We measure millimetres with a ruler. We write how long something is by writing the number followed by mm (this is short for millimetres).

Remember that for every centimetre there are 10 millimetres.

1cm = 10mm

Measuring centimetrss =54mm

Measure objects around the house to the nearest millimetre and write down how long they are. What is the smallest and biggest object you can find?

Working out lengths
Work out these length problems using your division and multiplication knowlege.
Send the parcelBalance Scales
Measure weigh parcels so you can give them a stamp with the correct postage rate. 
Balance ScalesBalance Scales

Work out how much various objects weigh.


Reading ScalesReading Scales

Read the weight on the scales and type in the correct reading.


Year 4

Measuring CapacityMeasuring Capacity

Can you answer all the questions and work out the correct capacity?


Measuring Lengths

Measuring distances
Build a shed!Build a shed!
Can you build yourself a shed? You need to convert between mm, cm and m.
Use this worksheet to write your calculations down.
Converting lengths
Convert these lengths into mm, cm and m.

Year 5

Reading distance tables

Measuring CapacityBAMZOOKi measuring
Boost your measuring skills by designing your own BAMZOOki race track. Game on!

Year 6

Measuring temperture

Measuring tempertureMeasuring temperature
See what different temperatures feel like.

 

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