Measuring Capacity

This week we have been learning about capacity.  The children explored using cubes, sand and cornflakes to fill different containers.  They noticed that sand was the best of these resources to use because there were no gaps between the grains of sand but the cornflakes (which were out of date and later fed to the birds) and cubes were not as useful because there were gaps between them when they were in the containers. The children were able to describe whether their container was full empty, half full or nearly full.  Then later in the week they were able to compare the capacity of different containers, explaining which held least and which held the most.  We have also completed problem solving activities which meant we used our knowledge of addition as well as capacity, well done Paddington Class!

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