Y5 Mathematics

Year 5 Estimate Capacity

This Year 5 Estimate Capacity lesson covers the prior learning of compare capacities before moving onto the main skill of estimating the capacity of given objects.

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. 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]

Mathematics Year 5: (5M9a) Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure [for example, length, mass, volume, money] using decimal notation, including scaling

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of compare capacities, before moving onto the main skill of estimate capacity. 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 Estimate Volume and Capacity Video Tutorial, Ivan explains how to estimate the volume of shapes and how to consider the capacity of containers.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of compare capacities before moving onto the main skill of estimating the capacity of given objects.

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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 Compare Volume and Capacity Game checks pupils’ understanding of comparing capacity and volume.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of estimate capacity.

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Full Step

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 Estimate Capacity Game is designed to check pupils' understanding of estimating the capacity of a shape based on a known volume or other capacity.

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Extension

Extension

This estimate capacity extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the estimate capacity lesson.

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Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 5 Estimate Capacity Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils' understanding of estimating capacity based on a given volume.