Year 4 took their classroom to the beach last week to learn about capacity. They all completed four activities that involved estimating or measuring capacity:
The children used a litre bottle of sea water to try and estimate the capacity of other containers.
They used measuring spoons to find the capacity of a variety of beach toys.
They had to order eight different sized and shaped buckets according to their capacities.
The children used measuring cylinders and jugs to measure how much sand a range of different containers could hold.
The children loved learning about capacity in this way and now have a very good understanding of what a litre bottle looks like and how much a teaspoon will hold. It took lots of organising by the staff, but they all reported it was invaluable in bringing this topic to life!