Measures in the primary curriculum
 

Length - infants 

Content for junior infant class

The child should be enabled to

  • Develop an understanding of the concept of length through exploration, discussion, and use of appropriate vocabulary?
    Discuss objects in the environment: long/short, tall/short, wide/narrow, longer,shorter, wider than sort objects according to length?
  • Compare and order objects according to length or height?

Content for senior infant class

The child should be enabled to

  • Develop an understanding of the concept of length through exploration, discussion, and use of appropriate vocabulary?
  • Compare and order objects according to length or height?
    Identify: as long as/as wide as/longest/shortest ?
  • Estimate and measure length in non-standard units.
    Estimate, and check by measuring.
    How many lollipop sticks do you think will fit along the length of the table? Guess, check and discuss.
  • Select and use appropriate non-standard units to measure length, width or height. Discuss reasons for choice?
    Present simple problems:
    How can we find out which is wider, the door or the table? Which unit will we use (stick or pencil)?