• Convert one metric unit to another (e.g. grams to kilograms)
  • Read and interpret scales on a range of measuring instruments.
  • Know and use the formula for the area of a rectangle; calculate the perimeter and area of shapes made from rectangles.
  • Calculate the surface area of cubes and cuboids.


  • Use units of measurement to estimate, calculate and solve problems in everyday contexts involving length, area, volume, capacity, mass, time and angle; know rough metric equivalents of imperial measures in daily use (feet, miles, pounds, pints, gallons).
  • Deduce and use formulae for the area of a triangle, parallelogram and trapezium; calculate areas of compound shapes made from rectangles and triangles.
  • Know and use the formula for the volume of a cuboid; calculate volumes and surface areas of cuboids and shapes made from cuboids.
  • Investigate in a range of contexts: measures.


  • Convert between area measures (mm2 to cm2, cm2 to m2, and vice versa) and between volume measures (mm3 to cm3, cm3 to m3, and vice versa).
  • Know and use the formulae for the circumference and area of a circle.
  • Calculate the surface area and volume of right prisms.

Key Vocabulary:

  • tonne, hectare, mm3, cm3, m3, ounce (oz), pound (lb), foot(ft), mile, pint, gallon, area, volume, trapezium, parallelogram, compound, cuboid.

Suggested Lesson Outcomes:



Teaching & Learning Resources:

Measuring Resources
Reading Scales Resources
Metric Measures Resources
Imperial Measures Resources
Area Resources
Volume Resources
Circle Resources