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Exploration of Shape

Pupils should be enabled to:

• sort 2-D and 3-D shapes in different ways;

• make constructions, pictures and patterns using 2-D and 3-D shapes;

• name and describe 2-D and 3-D shapes; recognise reflective symmetry;

• explore simple tessellation through practical activities.


Position, Movement and Direction 

Pupils should be enabled to:

• use prepositions to state position;

• understand angle as a measure of turn; understand and give instructions for turning through right angles;

• recognise right-angled corners in 2-D and 3-D shapes;

• know the four points of the compass;

• use programmable devices to explore movement and direction.


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3D Objects and 2D Shapes

Properties of 2D - Mystery Shape

LINKS: Line Symmetry

Line Symmetry

Turtle Pond

Pirate compass

Barnaby Compass