encourages pupils to find ways of measuring their weights and to consider appropriate units.
Talk to the children about measuring their weight, to find out what experiences they have had. Ask them to suggest what they would use to help them find out how heavy they are.
Give them time to use one or more pieces of equipment to find out their weight and ask them to record the results.
In the plenary, you could share some examples of different ways of recording weights which you have observed (in terms of the units used), for example grams vs kilograms and grams vs kilograms written in decimal form. You could invite children to explain the different forms and discuss how to convert between them.
How did you do the measuring?
Are there other ways to write this weight?
It may be appropriate to ask learners whether they have heard of other units associated with weight. This could lead into an exploration of stone, pounds and ounces.
Learners may need help reading scales on the various pieces of equipment they are using.