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Introduction to length

  • Year group: Year 1
  • Term: Spring
  • Topic: Length, weight and volume
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Keystage: KS1
  • Age Range: 5 to 6 yrs
  • Unit can be taught out of sequence: Y
  • Week Range: 8 - 9

In this chapter, pupils are exposed to the concept of length as a measurement through real-life, relatable examples, which will help them to build the foundations of their understanding.

Pupils compare, describe and solve practical problems dealing with length and height. They use language such as “long”, “short”, “tall”, “longer”, “shorter” and “taller” and make statements such as, “The teacher is taller than…”

Additionally, pupils measure and record lengths and heights using both non-standard and standard measuring equipment. For example, they use bricks or cubes to measure the length of a particular object and may start to use a ruler.

 Download all length, weight, area and volume chapters as a PDF 

Resources for this topic

White Rose Maths

Reasoning - Problem Solving - Number (KS1) and Fraction of an Amount (KS2) - 10th March

There are two problems for KS1 and three for KS2.

In the KS1 problems children have to use information to find the cost of particular items or length of strips of paper. Children could be encouraged to use strip diagrams or bar models to solve the problems.

At KS2 the problems involve fractions of amounts. Some of the questions are quite challenging. Again bar modelling can be used if you want to solve the majority of these problems. If you want more info on bar modelling feel free to email the Maths Hub.

Every day in March the White Rose Maths Hub is aiming to put out a question of the day.

Tweet us @WRMathsHub a picture of your children's answers for a chance to win a prize.
By WRMaths

Reasoning - Problem Solving - Money Problems (KS1/2) - March 17th

Tow more problems for KS1 and two for KS2.

In KS1 children have to use the information to complete a pictogram and then work out the length of a lolly and car.

At KS2 children need to understand what a bar chart is showing and use this to work out a total. Q2 requires children to find the mean and then given the mean find the height of another horse. There is also some converting between measures thrown in to make it extra challenging.

Every day in March the White Rose Maths Hub is aiming to put out a question of the day.

Tweet us @WRMathsHub a picture of your children's answers for a chance to win a prize.
By WRMaths

Mathematics Mastery

Introduction to Length

Mathematical discussion is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Talk Tasks are a brilliant way of enabling pupils to develop their mathematical language, thinking, understanding and confidence.

This activity explores the concept of length.

• Talk tasks are best completed in mixed attainment pairs, with pupils taking turns to listen and construct arguments
• Emphasis is on discussion rather than the solution, encouraging pupils to use key language and talk in full sentences
• Ask pupils to prove their answers in a variety of ways, using the CPA approach to support mathematical understanding and number sense

Like what you see? Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.
By Mathematics Mastery

Introduction to length

Mathematical discussion is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Talk Tasks are a brilliant way of enabling pupils to develop their mathematical language, thinking, understanding and confidence.

This activity explores the concept of length

• Talk tasks are best completed in mixed attainment pairs, with pupils taking turns to listen and construct arguments
• Emphasis is on discussion rather than the solution, encouraging pupils to use key language and talk in full sentences
• Ask pupils to prove their answers in a variety of ways, using the CPA approach to support mathematical understanding and number sense

Like what you see?

Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.
By Mathematics Mastery

Resources shared by teachers

Year 1 – Spring – Week 11 – Measurement: Weight & Volume

This is pack 2 of 2 for the fourth block, Year 1 Measurement: Weight & Volume. It supports small steps, Introduce capacity,
Measure capacity and Compare capacity. It contains ideas and resources that support a mastery and CPA approach, encouraging learning through practical activities, engagement with pictorial and abstract resources, and reasoning and problem solving within the context of measuring. I hope you find it useful.

By tg11

Using a set-square to draw rectangles

A short PowerPoint I put together to help my Y5 TP group understand how to draw a rectangle properly and to use a set-square properly.
By poleyjo

Maths Primary: Measuring/Shapes 'Straws 2'

Straws contains 10 activities to develop thinking skills and facts for shape at KS1, KS2 and KS3. Straws 2 adds another 4 activities, to include symmetry, perimeter and nets. Simple ideas and a great range of activities lead to real exploration of properties of 2-D shapes, and more.
By chriscrispus

Science investigation into sizes of hands and feet

KS1 investigation comparing sizes of hands and feet
By carriecat10

Length, weight and capacity

A summary of standard units used for measuring with questions for the children to discuss. Please leave a comment if you have time!
By sarahunderwood