Ask your grown-up to help you fill a mug with water. Which containers in your house do you think would hold more water than a mug and which would hold less than a mug? Write these in a table in your red book. You can use the pictures below to help you get started.
Draw a table like this.
How many mugs of water do you think it will take to fill different containers in your house? With your grown up, try it out and record your findings in a table like the one below.
Ask your grown-up to go through this PowerPoint with you on using millilitres (ml) and litres (l) to measure capacity.
In your red book, make two columns, one for millilitres (ml) and one for litres (l). Can you write or draw some things in each column that you would measure using millilitres (ml) or litres (l)? Start by sorting the items below and then add some of your own.
Look at these items Miss Sharkey found in her house. They all contain liquids and they are all measured in millilitres (ml). Can you find the capacity of each one?
With your grown-up, find some different liquids in your house and look at their capacity on the container. Draw, label and write their capacity your red book, using millilitres (ml) or litres (l).
How much water is in each jug? Remember to check the scale on each jug; does it go up in 1s or 2s? Record your answers in your red book.
Week beginning 4th May - Capacity
Please read through this power point with your child to explain what capacity is.
In your red exercise book, make two columns, one for grams (g) and one for kilograms (kg). Can you write or draw some things in each column that you would weigh using grams (g) or kilograms (kg)? Start by sorting the items below and then add some of your own.
With your grown-up, look at the weight of some of the different tins, jars and packets of food in your kitchen cupboard. Draw, label and write the weight of these items in your red exercise book.
If you have some weighing scales at home, ask your grown-up to help you weigh some different objects in grams or kilograms and write the weight of these in your red book.
Week Beginning 20th April - Weight
Read through these power points with your child and look at which items are the heaviest and the lightest. Discuss what happens to the scales and how we know whether an item is the heaviest or the lightest.