# Shape Concepts: Year 5

There’s plenty to be covered in Year 5 when it comes to shape, position and measuring angle. Firstly, Vocabulary connected to shape: Children should be able to use, read and write the following words: pattern, shape, 2-D, two-dimensional, 3-D, three dimensional, line, side, edge, face, surface, base, point, angle, vertex, vertices, centre, radius, diameter, net, […]

# Year 4 Shape Concepts

1. Vocabulary Children should be able to use, read and write the following words: pattern, shape, 2-D, two-dimensional, 3-D, three dimensional, line, side, edge, face, surface, base, point, angle, vertex, vertices, centre, radius, diameter, net, make, build, construct, draw, sketch, curved, straight, regular, irregular, concave, convex, closed, open, circular, triangular, hexagonal, cylindrical, spherical, square-based, right-angled. […]

# Year 4 Shape Concepts

1. Vocabulary Children should be able to use, read and write the following words: pattern, shape, 2-D, two-dimensional, 3-D, three dimensional, line, side, edge, face, surface, base, point, angle, vertex, vertices, centre, radius, diameter, net, make, build, construct, draw, sketch, curved, straight, regular, irregular, concave, convex, closed, open, circular, triangular, hexagonal, cylindrical, spherical, square-based, right-angled. […]

# Year 3 Shape Concepts

A brief summary of some of the most important maths concepts to be taught in Year 3. 1. 3-D and 2-D shape Children should understand and begin to write, the following words: shape, pattern, flat, solid, hollow, side, edge, face, straight, curved, round, circular, triangular, rectangular, pentagonal, hexagonal, octagonal, right-angled, vertex, vertices, layer, diagram, surface, […]

# Sorting pentagons and hexagons

There is a tremendous amount for children to learn in Year 2 and two shapes that we might expect to be left until later are, nevertheless, included in the Year 2 curriculum. Two such shapes are pentagons and hexagons. A pentagon has 5 straight sides. Some pentagons have all the sides equal and this is […]

# What’s New: Shape patterns for year 1

Here is another in our series of shape patterns. This set of pages is slightly different from the earlier published shape pages because some of the sequences could be interpreted differently, allowing for a number of different possibilities. The important thing here is to discuss what the patterns might be and then choose one. As […]

# Resource of the Week: Bigger, biggest.

Learning the correct terms to compare things is vital in the Early Years and one of the most important aspects of measurement. Here we have four more great maths worksheets on maths vocabulary for young children, looking at bigger and biggest. You can find these in our Shapes and Measures section. Pick out the biggest […]

# Challenge: Year 2 Shape and Money

Circles, triangles, rectangles and hexagons can be bought in the shape shop. They are priced according to the number of sides. Circles cost 1p hexagons 6p etc. What shapes can be bought for 20p? A good challenge which uses knowledge of shape, counting money and logical order ambien no rx thinking. There are a large […]

# Resource of the Week: Using 2D shape

Today we are taking a closer look at our shape worksheets. This is a great set of four worksheets helping with recognising rectangles, triangles and circles. It’s a help to have some templates of these shapes handy to draw round and create fun pictures of your own. The robot on page 4 is a good […]

# Resource of the Week: Recognising 2-D shape

Don’t forget that we have some great pages which will help with recognising 2-D shapes. Your child should be able to recognise four basic shapes: circles, squares, rectangles and triangles. These maths worksheets have plenty of interesting pictures just made up of these shapes. Good extension work would be to have a selection of plastic […]