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We are looking at length and height this week and although we have introduced this topic at school, we would normally revisit it as it's important to consolidate the children's learning. BBC bitesize has some great videos and worksheet this week but again, you know how your child works best so use white rose if you prefer.

Remember you can use only the tutorials or videos or combine it with the worksheets (see below for White Rose)

If your child is feeling unmotivated by the White Rose tutorials but you want more of a lesson structure, try the link below for lesson 1 (comparing length and height):

Lesson 1 - Compare length and height

Practical Activity 1 - find items in your house that you can compare for example, a train and a car or a pen and a fork. Use the correct vocabulary - which is longest, shortest? Is the pen longer than the fork? You can even use people, just make sure that the ends are lined up. 

Practical Activity 2 - If you have play dough, roll different size snakes and compare them. Put them in order if size. If you have time, you could make the play dough - a great maths activity in itself.

  • 8 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp table salt
  • 60ml warm water
  • food colouring
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil 


1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil.

2. Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.

Lesson 2 - to measure length (using non-standard measures)

This lesson is about measuring using things like lego, pencil crayons, paper clips, multilink - we will look at standard units e.g rulers in lesson 3. 

Use either lesson 2 from White Rose with the following worksheets. 
Or if you like the tutorial / lesson format try Oak Academy, see below:

Practical Activity 

If you prefer not to watch any tutorial, just try this activity: 

Collect some lego, blocks or anything you can use to measure. Using these items, measure different things in your house:

height of table

length of bottom of door

height of chair leg

length of book

height of picture frame

your pet!

toilet roll


Count how many lego blocks there? Make a table if you want.
Item         No. of lego


Lesson 3 - introduction to standard measures

Use white rose or bbc bitesize

Practical Ideas - you could introduce your child to a ruler. They will need to be shown where to measure from (0) and should be to the nearest cm. We look at this in detail in Year 2 but to give them a head start they could measure items around the house (pasta, pencil, side of a book or just some different lines). 

Lesson 4 - to introduce mass and weight

If you have balance scales, this could be a good practical activity. Find different objects and show which weighs the most. If you don't have balance scales but still want to work practically, then bake! We don't use standard household scales until Year 2 but it's a great way to teach your child about what weight and mass mean.


Again, if you prefer to work from the White Rose resources, BBC bitesize or Oak Academy tutorials, please see the links / worksheets below. 

If you would like a challenge, try the Friday Challenge on BBC bitesize and White Rose.

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