About cookies

The NCETM site uses cookies. Read more about our privacy policy

Please agree to accept our cookies. If you continue to use the site, we'll assume you're happy to accept them.


Personal Learning Login

Sign Up | Forgotten password?
Register with the NCETM

National Curriculum: Measurement - Year 5 - Exemplification

Created on 23 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 03 February 2014 by ncetm_administrator


Examples of what children should be able to do, in relation to each (boxed) Programme of Study statement

convert between different units of metric measure (for example, kilometre and metre; centimetre and metre; centimetre and millimetre; gram and kilogram; litre and millilitre

What is two hundred and seventy six centimetres to the nearest metre?

How many millimetres are in 3 centimetres?

understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints

This bag of sugar weighs 1kg. Approximately how many pounds (lb) of sugar would fit into another empty bag of the same size as this one? Tick the correct answer.





measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres

This shape is made from 4 shaded squares


Calculate the perimeter of the shape

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

Calculate the area of a rectangle which is eleven metres long by 5 metres wide.

Which has the greatest area – a square with sides 6 cm long or a rectangle which is 7 cm long by 5 cm? How much greater is the area?

estimate volume [for example, using 1 cm3 blocks to build cuboids (including cubes)] and capacity [for example, using water]

Fitting it in is an activity to fill cuboid shapes with multilink cubes. It ends with a ‘create’ challenge that will test children’s knowledge in this area

solve problems involving converting between units of time

5 on the clock is a problem that requires children to be able to convert between 12 and 24 hour clocks confidently.

use all four operations to solve problems involving measure [for example, length, mass, volume, money] using decimal notation,

A day with Grandpa. Is an engaging problem using imperial units that challenges children's understanding of the concept of area rather than simply requiring them to follow a rule for finding areas of rectangles. These calculations should also help learners to see the advantages of the metric system as well as understand it more fully!


Comment on this item  
Add to your NCETM favourites
Remove from your NCETM favourites
Add a note on this item
Recommend to a friend
Comment on this item
Send to printer
Request a reminder of this item
Cancel a reminder of this item



There are no comments for this item yet...
Only registered users may comment. Log in to comment