Length
Year One 2017 

Victorian Curriculum  Success Criteria Know, Understand, Do  Novice  Competent  Expert 
Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language (VCMMG078)
Foundation 
Recognise objects of different length  
Use opposite terms to compare objects; for example, tall/ short  
Use language of approximation; for example, about, almost, nearly  
Describe measurement attributes of the same object;
for example, tall, short 

Find objects clearly longer than or shorter than a given object  
Measure and compare the lengths, masses and capacities of pairs of objects using uniform informal units (VCMMG095)
Year One

Use language of comparison; for example, longer, shorter, wider, taller  
Describe lengths of objects using comparative terms; for example, longer, taller  
Identify objects of equal length  
Compare length of two objects using indirect methods; for example, using a string along two curved paths, to compare two lengths  
Estimate and measures using informal units such as paces for length, to compare the lengths of objects  
Find objects bigger/smaller/equal to a given object or unit of measure  
Compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal units (VCMMG115)
Year Two

Estimate and compare straight or curved objects to decide which is longer/shorter  
Order sets of objects by their length  
Distinguish the different length attributes of an object (length, width, height)  
Compare the length of objects by lining up the base  
Recognise the need to avoid gaps or overlaps when measuring  
Accurately measure the length, width and height of objects using informal uniform units  
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  
Measure, order and compare objects using familiar metric units of length, area, mass and capacity(VCMMG140)
Year Three

Make increasingly accurate estimates of measurements using informal units and standard units (centimetres and metres)  
Make estimations using personal units, such as pace length and arm span, and comparison with metres using formal units, such as metres and centimetres  
Make objects to a specified length using metres and centimetres  
Recognise and use standard metric measures in appropriate contexts.  