Y1 Maths

Compare Lengths and Heights Lesson

This Year 1 Compare Lengths and Heights lesson covers the prior learning of ordering objects by size, before moving onto the main skill of comparing length and height.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for the step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objectives

Mathematics Year 1: (1M1) Compare, describe and solve practical problems for: lengths and heights [for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half]

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of ordering objects by size, before moving onto the main skill of compare lengths and heights. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

In this Compare Lengths and Heights Video Tutorial, Katie shows children how to compare objects using size language. Katie uses the following vocabulary: tall, taller, short, shorter, long and longer.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of ordering objects by size, before moving onto the main skill of comparing length and height.

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step for a selection of resources and activities to support the prior learning for this lesson.

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Interactive Activity

This Reception Longer and Shorter Game will help children develop their understanding of length and the appropriate language. They need to drag the correct string of beads into the box.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency questions for pupils to practise the main skill of compare lengths and heights..

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Practical Activities

Practical Activities

These practical activities include tasks covering a range of provision areas for pupils to practise the main skill of compare lengths and heights..

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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This Year 1 Compare Length and Height Game aims to support pupils' measurement skills.

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This Year 1 Comparing Lengths Game aims to support pupils' measurement skills.

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Extension

This compare lengths and heights. extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the compare lengths and heights. lesson.

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This Year 1 Compare Lengths and Heights Maths Challenge aims to extend pupils' knowledge of measurement.