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2D and 3D shapes

In Year 1, children will be expected to be able to identify simple flat (2D) and solid (3D) shapes and use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement. This includes:


  • recognising and name common 2D shapes, such as circles, triangles, rectangles and squares
  • recognising and name common 3D shapes, such as spheres, pyramids, cones, cuboids and cubes  

Go on a shape walk around your house and garden to find 2D and 3D shapes. Can you name the shapes and talk about their properties? e.g A square has 4 sides the same.


Sing the 2D and 3D shape songs on Youtube


The Shapes Song (HD)

It's an HD version of the shapes song. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. Copyright 2011 A.J. Jenkins/KidsTV123: All ri...

3D Shapes Song | Shapes for kids | The Singing Walrus

The Singing Walrus presents "3D Shapes Song" - an upbeat, funky music video that shows various three dimensional shapes. Join our characters as they learn 4 ...

If you have time visit BBC Bitesize for more daily maths activities. See the link below.
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