Y5 Mathematics

Measure Perimeter Lesson

This Year 5 Measure Perimeter lesson covers the prior learning of finding the perimeter on a grid, before moving onto the main skill of measuring the perimeter of rectilinear shapes using a ruler.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that 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 Objective
Mathematics Year 5: (5M7a) Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps finding the perimeter on a grid, before moving onto the main skill of measuring the perimeter of rectilinear shapes using a ruler.

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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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Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Perimeter on a Grid Game checks pupils’ understanding of counting squares and adding them together accurately to determine the perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of finding the perimeter on a grid, before moving onto the main skill of measuring the perimeter of rectilinear shapes using a ruler.. 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 Measure Perimeter Video Tutorial, Jade shows pupils how to calculate the perimeter of rectangles and rectilinear shapes through adding the length of each of the sides, and through using the formula (l + w) x 2.

3 Activities

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of measuring the perimeter of rectilinear shapes using a ruler.

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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 5 Measure Perimeter Game has been designed to check pupils' understanding of finding the perimeter of rectilinear shapes using a ruler. Pupils will select statements involved in finding the perimeter, answer true or false about the perimeter of a shape, and use the rulers to find the perimeter of a rectilinear shape.

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Extension

Extension

This add and subtract fractions 1 extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the measure perimeter lesson.

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This Year 5 Measure Perimeter Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils’ understanding of measuring perimeter of rectilinear shapes using a ruler.