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St William of York Catholic Primary School

Home Learning 29th June 2020


This week we will continue to work on measurement and specifically capacity and volume and the difference between the two.

Capacity is the amount a container can hold. Volume is the amount the container is holding. 


Collect 3 different containers and discuss, which holds more and therefore which has the largest capacity? Can you put them in order from largest to smallest or smallest to largest? You could estimate first and then measure the capacity of each container using a measuring jug.


Using water, can you make the containers one quarter full? half full? three quarters full?


Can you begin to compare capacity and volume?


Can you reason and problem solve with capacity and volume?


Today you are going to begin learning about millilitres (ml). First look at how small 5 ml is using a measuring spoon if you have one. Is it a big amount or a small amount? Investigate how much 10ml, 20ml, 50ml, 100ml etc. is.


Using pre-filled containers, estimate how many ml are in each. Use a measuring jug to check your answers. 


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