Year 2 learn about capacity and weight in Maths

Year 2 learn about capacity and weight in Maths

This week in Year 2 we have been learning more about capacity and weight in our Maths lessons with lots of practical activities.

We started off the week with a Maths challenge. We gave the children one piece of A4 card and asked them to make a container and asked them to make the biggest container possible. We had a look at a variety of containers, looked carefully at their shape and tried to estimate which would hold the most with a lot of debate about whether a long tall container, or a short but wide container would hold the most. The children then made their own containers and we measured the capacity using lentils and a measuring cylinder. We found out that a short, wide container held the most this time, with it having a capacity over a litre!

At home it would be good for the children to put their new skills to use, maybe with some cooking or getting outside with a variety of household objects to measure the capacity in millilitres and litres and the weight in grams and kilograms.

Gateway in Pictures

View All

Receive regular updates

Sign up to our newsletter

Gateway Pupil in music lesson