National curriculum content
- Draw 2-D shapes and make 3-D shapes using modelling materials; recognise 3-D shapes in different orientations and describe them
- Recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn
- Identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle
- Identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines
- Turn and angles
- Right angles in shapes
- Compare angles
- Draw accurately
- Horizontal and vertical
- Parallel and perpendicular
- Recognise and describe 2-D shapes
- Recognise and describe 3-D shapes
- Make 3-D shapes
What we want children to know
- Recognise angles as a measure of a turn
- Understand that an angle is created when 2 straight lines meet a point
- Recognise that a right angle is a quarter turn and 4 right angles make a complete turn
- Identify whether an angle is greater than or less than a right angle in shapes and turns
- Use the words ‘acute’ and ‘obtuse’ when describing angles
- Measure and draw straight lines accurately in centimetres and millimetres
- Identify and find horizontal and vertical lines in a range of contexts
- Identify horizontal and vertical lines of symmetry in shapes and symbols
- Identify and find parallel and perpendicular lines in a range of practical contexts
- Recognise, describe and draw 2-D shapes accurately
- Recognise and describe 3-D shapes in different orientations
- Make 3-D shapes using construction materials
- Use the correct mathematical language to describe the shapes they have made
What skills we want children to develop
Use knowledge to solve reasoning and problem solving questions such as:
I am thinking of a 3-dimensional shape which has faces that are triangles and squares. What could my shape be?
One face of a 3-D shape looks like this… (a square)
What shape scould it be?
Are there any other possibilities?
Which capital letters have perpendicular and/or parallel lines? Convince me.
- Can you see any angles around the classroom?
- Which shapes contain right angles?
- Can you draw me a shape that contains acute/obtuse angles?
- What do we call a line that is not horizontal or vertical?
- Where might you see sets of parallel lines in the environment?
- Can you guess the shape from the description given?