Y5 Mathematics

Year 5 What is Volume?

This Year 5 What is Volume? lesson covers the prior learning of measuring capacity before moving onto the main skill of understanding and interpreting the volume of given liquids and shapes.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for the steps here, and here. 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: (5M8) Estimate volume [for example, using 1 cm3 blocks to build cuboids (including cubes)] and capacity [for example, using water]

Due to the nature of the questions on the worksheet, the Extension worksheet is not available in interactive format.

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of measuring capacity, before moving onto the main skill of what is volume? 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.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of measuring capacity before moving onto the main skill of understanding and interpreting the volume of given liquids and shapes.

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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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Interactive Activity

This Year 3 Measure Capacity Flash Cards Game aims to support pupils' understanding of measurement.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 3 Measure Capacity Game checks pupils’ understanding of measuring capacity by reading scales accurately.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of what is volume?

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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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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 What is Volume? Game is designed to check pupils' understanding of volume and capacity in millilitres and volume in centimetres cubed.

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Extension

This what is volume? extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the what is volume? lesson.

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Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 5 What is Volume? Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils' understanding of calculating volume.