Maple 2 have been learning some more about length, size, and height. This week they have been exploring language associated with measuring and size. They used nonstandard units, firstly blocks, to measure different lines. Moving on, the children were asked to have a guess if it is longer or shorter than the first line. We introduced the word ‘estimate’. Later in the week, we had a look at other ways to measure things and help each other discover the best measuring tool to use. The pupils used ‘talking partners’ to help them decide on the best tool. Questions included, True or False – ‘A measuring jugs is the best tool to use for measuring a one teaspoon of sugar’ and ‘Is a trundle wheel the best way to measure the length of a football pitch?’
We then had a look at our rulers and counted together putting our fingers on the cm marks. We had a look at some objects from our classroom and guessed how many cms long they might be. To finish off the week, we used our rulers to measure and record cms all the items inside our pencil cases. Excellent work Maple 2!