Year 1 Measuring Capacity
At the beginning of Year 1 measuring is usually in terms of comparisons, using non-standard units (eg hand spans) to decide which is longer, taller, heavier, lighter etc. Lots of practical activity is needed and there is also plenty of opportunity to get wet when measuring jugs of water! Encourage children to make sensible estimates related to length, mass and capacity. Later in the year, common standard units of measurement can be introduced.
Our latest resources concentrate on comparing capacity with sandcastles, teapots and jugs all featuring; great fun!