The Tallest Man

By Helgi Halldórsson from Reykjavík, Iceland – Fingerprint, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Hello families. This is the first of this week’s two activities and it is all about the world’s tallest living person. The aim is to get your child to imagine, compare and think about measuring. Having a sense of how big things are, by relating them to familiar objects and our surroundings, can really help us to understand standard units like metres and centimetres.

The guidance document below should be helpful and suggests some useful resources to support your child.