Bournemouth Park Academy

Get in touch

Contact Details

Social Media

Interactive Bar

Google Services






This week we will be looking at capacity and volume.


1. Watch this video on BBC Bitesize and have a go at the games/activities underneath the video.


2. Complete the worksheets 1, 2 and 3.


3. Use the Powerpoint to practice reading measurements. Complete worksheet 4.


4. Complete one/some of the challenge cards or the activities suggested below or any other volume activities you may think of!


Don't forget to send in your pictures!



Compare the Cups


For this challenge, you will need to collect lots of different cups. 

Which might you choose if you wanted a lot to drink?  Why?
Which one would you choose if you did not want a lot to drink?  Why?
Could you arrange the cups in a line from the one that holds the most liquid to the one that holds the least liquid? 
How will you test whether you are right?

You need to find a collection of jars and bottles – or any type of container- of different sizes and shapes.

I wonder which holds the most/least liquid?
Use estimation first of all.
How could you find out?  Explore!
Can you find a way of counting how many "small container-fulls" each will hold?
Can you find a better way?

Bake a Cake

Can you use this recipe to bake a delicious cake?

All of the ingredients (except the egg!) are in millilitres. Think about whether it would be best to use a measuring spoon or a measuring jug for each ingredient.




500 ml flour

10 ml baking powder

1 ml salt

180 ml unsalted butter, softened

310 ml sugar

3 eggs

180 ml milk

5 ml vanilla extract



With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F). Butter and flour a 20-cm (8-inch) spring-form pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper.

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until mixture is very light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. On low speed, add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk and vanilla.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes, unmould and cool completely on a wire rack.