Miss Britton

Teach Primary: Post Office Maths

~ 22nd November 2018 ~

I am delighted to be featured in this month’s issue of Teach Primary magazine. I have contributed to the publication with a Key Stage 2 Maths lesson plan on measurement. This is quite a hands-on lesson that does require a fair amount of preparation – the results are worth it though!

Teach Primary Double Page Spread November 2018 Post Office Maths

Pupils come away from this lesson having applied measurement skills to a real life scenario whilst developing mathematical fluency and reasoning skills. Children have opportunities to:

  • use a range of measuring tools
  • interpret information presented in tables
  • read scales with increasing accuracy
  • measure, compare, add and subtract masses and lengths.

The Scenario

The classroom is a Post Office and there has been a parcel mix up! Children are presented with various parcels and clues. They must measure the dimensions and mass of each parcel accurately in order to work out which label should be attached to which parcel, as well as identifying the total postage cost.

Read the lesson plan.

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About the Author

Julianne Britton

Julianne Britton is an experienced teacher and author. Having taught across KS1 and KS2 and after just 3 years, she was promoted into leadership and given the responsibility of 'Science and Computing Coordinator'.

Specialising in 11+ entrance exams and SATs preparation, she has also worked as a private tutor, successfully supporting the education of 50+ students and, in addition to writing for CGP Books and Teach Primary magazine, Julianne also publishes educational resources for teachers on TES.

Julianne is also a member of MENSA.

Get in touch via sales@missbritton.co.uk, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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As Featured in The Guardian
Resource Author for TES
Author for CGP books
Regular contributor to Teach Primary magazine