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20.4.20

2D Shapes

In Year 1, children need to know the following 2D shapes: Square, Rectangle (oblong), Triangle and Circle.

Remember children, 2D shapes are flat!

Can the children tell you how many sides each shape has and how many angles (corners)?

 

Today’s activity, children can find objects around the house/garden that have either a square, rectangular, triangular or circular face, to trace around. Can they then label the shape that is revealed after they move the objects away?

 

21.4.20

2D shape hunt

Go around your house/garden or during your daily exercise and spot as many 2D shapes as you can see. Keep a look out for Squares, Rectangles, Triangles and Circles.

You could write these down, take photos or simply tally how many shapes you could find.

 

22.4.20

MyMaths – 3D shapes. In Year 1 we focus on cubes, cuboids, square based pyramids, spheres, cylinders and cones.

There is a lesson presentation and an activity to complete on MyMaths all about 3D shapes.

Can the children tell you how many faces, edges and vertices* each shape has?

*(vertices - pointy bits where the edges meet – if there are 2 or more we call them vertices, if it only has one,  it is called a vertex)

 

23.4.20

3D shape hunt

Go around your house/garden or even during your daily exercise and spot and name as many 3D shapes as you can see. Keep a look out for cubes, cuboids, square based pyramids, spheres, cylinders and cones.

You could write these down, take photos or simply tally how many shapes you could find.

 

24.4.20

Shape Race

Get your grown up to tell you one of the 2D or 3D shapes that we have learnt about this week. Then as quickly as you can, race to find something in your house that is that shape, e.g if someone said sphere you may race to find a ball.

Can you find it quicker than your grown up/brother/sister/family member?

Challenge: For more of a challenge, describe the properties of a shape and see if and then try to find a shape that matches the properties described.

E.g. The shape I am thinking of has 4 sides that are all the same size (square).

The shape I am thinking of has one curved edge and one vertex (cone).

Extra (Optional) 2D and 3D Shape Activities

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