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Measures

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Learn some fresh activites to use in lesson-planning for Key Stage 1/2 maths, with entertaining games that engage pupils in learning about measures.

Year 2 children work in pairs to estimate the volume of water contained in different-sized bottles, at Cuffley School, Hertfordshire. In the playground they draw a chalk circle and estimate how much water will fill the circle. When they pour the water out into the circle they make some exciting discoveries and reach some interesting conclusions.

Meanwhile, a Year 3 teacher has 'turned herself' into a witch to encourage her class to measure different volumes of coloured potions accurately, in order to make a litre of their very own magic potion.

Year 4 children are making muffins in a cross-curricular lesson at The Wroxham School, Hertfordshire. They use scales to measure accurately according to the recipe. If they don't manage to do this, the muffins may not taste so good. And the judging panel includes the headteacher...

Part of the series: Great Primary Lesson Ideas

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