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Y1 Maths MEASURING - IWB teaching resources
Y1 Measuring
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IWB resources to help teach measures and time to year 1 - includes length, weight, height, standard measures;  telling the time, days and months, and seasons.



  • Comparing length: Explains what length is, and looks at different objects, lining them up to compare length.
  • Heavier and lighter: Compares two objects, asking children to guess which is heavier or lighter, then shows the objects on a balance.
  • Measures - weight: Explains how to use a balance to compare the weight of two objects, and also how to use cubes as units of measurement.
  • Measuring height: Explains and demonstrates how to measure height using cubes, asking children to predict how many cubes.
  • Using suitable objects for measuring: Looks at how we can use different units of measurement, and explains how to measure accurately using them.
  • Measuring with hand spans: Explains how to use hand spans to measure suitable objects. (Also included - a printable handspan sheet)
  • Estimate height with cubes: Looks at different animals and asks the children to estimate how many cubes they will need to build a tower to the same height.
  • Standard measures: Explains centimetres, metres, kilometres, grams and kilograms, millilitres and litres.



  • Days of the week: Explanation of how the days of the week got their names, with an activity to help order the days of the week.
  • Months of the year: Explains how the months of the year got their names, with an activity to help order the months of the year.
  • Months and seasons: Includes a rhyme to help the children remember how many days there are in a each month, and looks at what season each month is in. Ends with a quiz to help order the months of the year.
  • How to tell the time: Explains how to tell the time on an analogue clock  - o'clock and half past.




  • Blank clocks
  • Days of the week (in colour and black and white)
  • Draw the time on the clocks
  • Large clock
  • Months of the year display



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