Once again, I am proud to have one of my lesson plans featured in this month’s issue of Teach Primary magazine. This one is a KS2 Maths lesson with a focus on calculating perimeter. In this lesson, children apply their knowledge and understanding of perimeter to real-life scenarios, including creating a school garden and putting up a fence around an adventure playground.
This lesson has always produced fantastic results, with children finding it both enjoyable and memorable. Having the opportunity to solve real-life problems relating to their own school environment really gives the children ownership of their learning. I have found that this lesson definitely helps to solidify pupils’ understanding of what perimeter is.
During this lesson, children have opportunities to:
- calculate the perimeter of a range of shapes
- solve problems involving perimeter
- measure, compare, add and subtract lengths
- solve multi-step problems in context