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)
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.
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.
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
|Item||No. of lego|
Lesson 3 - introduction to standard measures
Use white rose or bbc bitesize
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.