irst of all we are going to look at what a mm is and think about things that might be a mm small.
Then we will look at a cm (10mm makes 1cm). What is bigger than a cm? Smaller than a cm? The same size as a cm?
We will then look at a m (100cm = 1m) - what things are 1m long?
We will then look at 2m. We will measure 2m with string, strips of paper etc. and use these to measure things that are 2m around us.
Attached is a powerpoint to talk through about whether you would use mm, cm or m to measure different objects. You could extend this to talking about things around the house or when you are out - would you use mm, cm or m to measure the length of your bike? What would you do for your bed?
We have attached a 25cm cut out, 1m height chart and 2m height chart - these will need printing (although if you have tape measures, height charts at home etc. you can use these) but they can be used to really understand what 2m is.
8 x 25cm cut out = 2m (a perfect opportunity to practise counting in 25s for Years 4, 5 and 6 - 25 ,50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175, 200)
2 x 1m cut out = 2m
Can you create a tower 2m tall using building blocks? Can you create a car ramp 2m long? A railway track 2m long?
At school we will use our '2m' observations to create a '2m poem'.
2m is ...
The length of .....
The height of ....
___ number of ______ stacked on top of each other
____ loaves of bread laid down in a line
Be as creative as you want! When we come back to school we may need these 2m poems to help the children understand how to social distance.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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