
Describe an object using the language of length, such as long / short / wide

Estimate and compare straight or curved objects to decide which is longer/shorter

Order sets of objects by their length

Find objects bigger/smaller/equal to a given object or unit of measure

Compare the length of objects by lining up the base

Count units and call it ‘measuring’ with limited accuracy

Estimate, measure and compare lengths using informal units

Recognise the need to avoid gaps or overlaps when measuring

Use ‘between’ to describe measurements; for example, the book’s width is between 7 and 8 hand spans

Understand that the use of different attributes can lead to different results when ordering; for example, this jug is taller than that vase, but it holds less

Choose and use the appropriate attributes and units of measure when responding to measurement situations

Recognise that unit length affects number of units