Measuring height and length

This week in maths we have been measuring height and length. First we thought about the different between height and length and then practised using key vocabulary to compare lengths and heights including: longer, shorter, taller, longest, shortest, tallest. Next we used different non-standard units of measurement, such as cubes, paper clips and even our hands and feet, to measure different items around the classroom.

Finally we used rulers to measure the length of objects using centimetres. We had to remember to line the end of the ruler up carefully with the end of the object before we checked to see how many cms long it was.

I wonder if you can do any more measuring at home? What could you use to help you to measure?