E P Collier

Primary School and Nursery

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We will be learning about capacity over the next couple of days. Please make sure that your child has plenty of opportunity to play with water ( the bath) and plenty of different sorts of containers, to enable them to have practical experience of pouring and comparing in their play.


Watch the video of Mrs Mifflin comparing the capacity of different containers, then try your own similar investigation. When taking part in this investigation please encourage your child to use the following key vocabulary: full, empty, half full, holds more, holds less than

Comparing containers

Watch the video and then find 2 containers of different shape in your house.

Which one holds more and which one holds less? Can you make a prediction first (have a guess)

How do you know?

Were you right?

Can you find another one that holds the same amount?


If you have a printer, try this colouring activity.

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