Year 5: Measures

New Maths Curriculum (2014): Year 5 objectives.

Pupils should use their knowledge of place value and multiplication and division to convert between standard units.

Pupils should calculate the perimeter of rectangles and related composite shapes, including using the relations of perimeter or area to find unknown lengths. Missing number questions such as these are the beginning of algebraic understanding. They should also calculate the area of scale drawings using given measurements.

Pupils should use all four operations in problems involving time and money, including conversions (e.g. days to weeks, leaving the answer as weeks and days).

Convert between different units of measure (e.g. kilometre and metre; metre and centimetre; centimetre and millimetre; kilogram and gram; litre and millilitre)
Understand and use basic equivalences between metric and common imperial units and express them in approximate terms
Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres
Calculate and compare the area of squares and rectangles including using standard units, square centimetres (cm2) and square metres (m2) and estimate the area of irregular shapes
Recognise and estimate volume (e.g. using 1 cm3 blocks to build cubes and cuboids) and capacity (e.g. using water)
Solve problems involving converting between units of time
Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure [for example, length, mass, volume, money] using decimal notation, including scaling.