Learning to measure
Recording and understanding height and length
This collection of resources helps children to measure height and length at different scales and express their findings. There are a range of interactive resources on the TESiboard measure collection for use on whiteboard or computer.
Pupils can use the animal height and length labels to measure and record their findings in metres. There are also two animal Olympics-themed activities in which pupils measure and record the distance of ostrich jumps. Another activity allows pupils to measure the height, length and weight of different animals at the vet, as well as prompting pupils to read scales with unmarked intervals.
trishwinchat has uploaded a PowerPoint presentation about time, weight, length and capacity. For independent activities, try weybourneinfants, which asks pupils to create wobbly lines with pieces of string and answer questions about the length.
jucoop has supplied a three-part lesson plan that incorporates measuring length and height into a story about a witch's hat. This activity is cross-curricular and could also be used as part of drama if preferred.
For older pupils, converting units of measurement is the natural progression within this topic, and martinelangridge has supplied an interactive smart notebook file for this purpose, with links to websites and other interactive activities, and enough information for a week's worth of lessons.