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National Curriculum: Measurement - Year 5 - Activities

Created on 23 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 17 January 2014 by ncetm_administrator


Programme of Study statements Activities  
convert between different units of metric measure (e.g. kilometre and metre; centimetre and metre; centimetre and millimetre; gram and kilogram; litre and millilitre)       b  
understand and use equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints b       b
measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres     b    
calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares) and including using standard units, square centimetres (cm2) and square metres (m2) and estimate the area of irregular shapes   b b    

Activity A - If the world were a village

This activity involves ‘shrinking’ the world population to a group of just 100, and focusing on the different proportions that emerge and the ways in which the data can be presented

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world village

Activity B - Numerically equal

Find shapes that have a numerical equal area and perimeter.

Activity C-Area and Perimeter

Draw shapes according to the rules of area and perimeter.


Activity D - Converting between metric units

A useful jigsaw-style activity, where the children use their knowledge of conversion of different units of measure to match pieces together.

jigsaw pieces

Activity E- Converting between metric and imperial

A worksheet.

Useful Resources

  • Sets of 2D shapes
  • Sets of 3D shapes
  • Mirrors
  • Construction Kits
  • Rulers
  • Pairs of compasses
  • Protractors
  • Angle measurers
  • Measuring equipment for length
  • Measuring equipment for mass
  • Measuring equipment for capacity
  • Measuring equipment for time
  • Money
  • Mirrors



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