Year 2 have been learning about mass. Mass is a measure of how much matter is in an object – how heavy something is. The more mass something has, the heavier it is.

Click on the image below to watch a video to learn more about mass.

Year 2 have been finding the mass of different objects by hefting and using balance scales.

Hefting is when you hold objects to estimate or test the weight of objects.

Take a look at the photos below.

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**What have you enjoyed while learning about mass? **

**Can you use ‘heavier than’ or ‘lighter than’ in a sentence in a comment below?**

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## About Miss Ashley Azzopardi

My name is Ashley Azzopardi and I teach a Year 2 class in Sydney, Australia.

Dear Year Two,

I would like to share with you that I liked using the balance scales to weigh objects, like the smart board pen and a candle. I also liked estimating how lighter or heavier an object is compared to another object through hefting.

Kind Regards,

DI

Mass tells us the weight of something. The bowling ball has more mass than the little toy. 2 things the same size can be different in mass, like a melon and a balloon. I also liked hefting using balance scales!😀

Dear B.S,

That’s right I also like hefting it is fun!

Dear year two

I lent that the rubber is liter than the book I new that the rubber was liter than the book because I

ueds the balans skale

also we hvftered with my hands and we ueds work sheet .

klnd Regards C.M

Dear year two

I lent that the ball is heavier then the bag.

so that mens that the bag is lighter then the ball.

kind regas M.D

Dear year two,

i lent that the book is heavier than the pencil and the pencil is lighter than the book.

In mass i lent that the card is the same as the paper and the ball is the same as the little book.

Dear year two,

i would like to tell you that i loved useing the balacing scales.

Dear year two

I lent that the ball is heavier then the bag.

so that mens that the bag is lighter then the balac

kind regards,

M.D

Dear M.D

a boll is not heavier then a bag.

kind regards

M.D

Dear Year Two,

I would like to share with you that I liked using the maths equipment to weigh objects, like the balance scale. I found out that the book was heavier than the rubber and the rubber was lighter than the book.

Kind Regards

M.B

Dear M.B,

Great work! It sounds like you are working hard! Using the balance scale can be a lot of fun!

Kind regards,

Miss Azzopardi

Dear Miss Azzopardi,

I also liked Mass it is a lot of fun I know that everyone worked hard we did a lot of work on mass!

Kind Regards

D.I

The bubbles are lighter than the keyboard

Dear Year 2,

i would like to tell you what I learnt about weighing. I learnt that when weighing you must first do hefting.

Kind Regards

J.T

Dear Year 2,

Mass is very important to me and my families. I go church every Sunday and other require days in week or month with my families’s member. I feel to be close to God whenever i join to the mass with the father.

Kind regards

C.N

Dear year two,

I loved uesing in mass the ecle arm balens.

Dear T.Y,

I also liked mass and the arm balens it was fun using them!

Dear Year Two,

The lunchbox is lighter than the book.

The kettle is heavier than the banana.

A.B.

Dear A.B,

I like that you were hefting at home! Great work.

I wonder if the lunchbox would still be lighter than the book if it was full of recess and lunch!

Kind regards,

Miss Azzopardi

Dear year two

I had a fantastic Mother`s day .I gave my Mum six present and two cards.alttogethar it makes 8.

Dear year two

I rely like mass it is my favret math subject

A.G

kind regards

Dear year two,

It is fun making bundles of tens,the pat test and arm balancing.

I love it when we do counting,plussing and my favourite the pat test.

kind regards

C.L

Dear Year Two,

I also enjoyed the class on mass by using hefting and many materials like blocks and did a lot of work sheets.

Kind Regards

D.l

Dear year two,

I enjoyed use hefting in math to help.And use different materials like the ball and the candle and also the blacks .

Kind Regards J.N

Dear Year Two,

I learnt that we use hefting to find the mass of an object easier.

Kind Regards,

H.V