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Capacity, volume and temperature

  • Year group: Year 2
  • Term: Summer
  • Topic: Length, weight and volume
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Keystage: KS1
  • Age Range: 6 to 7 yrs
  • Unit can be taught out of sequence: Y
  • Week Range: 9 - 10

In this chapter, pupils measure capacity and volume in litres (l) and millilitres (ml) and begin to measure temperature.

Pupils build on previous learning by using standard equipment and units to measure capacity and volume. They use the standard measurements of litres (m) and millilitres (cm) and measure to the nearest unit. They choose the most appropriate unit to estimate and measure a given capacity or volume.

Pupils are introduced to the concept of temperature and start to estimate and measure temperatures in degrees centigrade (°C) using a thermometer.

As before, pupils use common language to compare and order different capacities and volumes. They use symbols such as < , > and = to form comparison statements (eg, 2l > 1l).

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Resources for this topic

White Rose Maths

Capacity & temperature

Direct link to our Y2 scheme.
By WRMaths

Volume & capacity

Direct link to our Y2 scheme.
By WRMaths

Mathematics Mastery

Capacity, volume and temperature

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 capacity, volume and temperature.

• 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

Capacity, volume and temperature

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 capacity, volume and temperature

• 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 2 - Measurement: Mass, capacity and temperature - Week 9

This is pack covers Year 2 (Block 3): Measurement; Compare mass, Measure mass in grams, Measure mass in kilograms, Compare capacity, Millilitres, Litres and Temperature.

The resources aim to help children gain a deeper understanding of the concepts covered during the week. Children apply previous measurement from Year 1 in new ways. They also begin to look at capacity and temperature.

The resources include pictorial and abstract representations as well as reasoning and problem solving activities and more open-ended problems to support and extend your whole class.

I hope you find them useful.

This pack is also part of a bundle!

By stemon85

Year 2 - Measurement: Mass, capacity and temperature - Week 10

This is pack covers Year 2 (Block 3): Measurement; Compare mass, Measure mass in grams, Measure mass in kilograms, Compare capacity, Millilitres, and Litres.

The resources aim to help children gain a deeper understanding of the concepts covered during the week. Children apply previous measurement from Year 1 in new ways. They also begin to look at capacity in more detail.

The resources include pictorial and abstract representations as well as reasoning and problem solving activities and more open-ended problems to support and extend your whole class.

I hope you find them useful.

This pack is also part of a bundle!

By stemon85

Year 2 - Measurement: Mass, capacity and temperature - Week 11

This is pack covers Year 2 (Block 3): Measurement; Compare capacity, Millilitres, Litres and Temperature.

The resources aim to help children gain a deeper understanding of the concepts covered during the week. Children apply previous measurement from Year 1 in new ways. They also begin to look at capacity and temperature.

The resources include pictorial and abstract representations as well as reasoning and problem solving activities and more open-ended problems to support and extend your whole class.

I hope you find them useful.

This pack is also part of a bundle!

By stemon85

Year 2 - Measurement: Mass, capacity and temperature - Week 9 - 11

This bundle of resources covers Year 2 Measurement: Mass, capacity and temperature for weeks 8,9 and 10 of Summer term.
The resources support a mastery approach to teaching mathematics. CPA (Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract) is promoted throughout therefore ensuring you have appropriate concrete and hands on resources in your classroom is recommended to make full use of the packs.

By stemon85

Capacity

Estimating volume - to start having a think about capacity. Jug measuring - For top ability group with support, thinking about measuring in ml and counting in 100s and 1000s. Challenging - good scaffold for relevant vocab use. Measuring out into cups - Used for my BA group to do with support. Some time will be needed to collect resources but if you put a note in the staffroom or ask parents these things can be collected faster (then keep them for next time) As said on sheet adding food colouring and sequins makes it that bit more exciting! Thank you :)
By landoflearning

Capacity: Magic Potions + empty measuring jug

Following our World Book Day, here is a lesson planned for a P3 class. Opportunity was endless as children were keen to make and write their own potions. Adapted the potion idea from a fellow tes member, but added my own names/instructions/worksheet plus an additional empty measuring jug for practice with scale. There is also an early years version using different-sized cups instead of measuring in ml.
By googlie-eye

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