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Properties of shapes – recognizing, naming and describing (KS1 & KS2 resources)

Get to grips with properties of shape using our 2D and 3D shape recognition and matching games and investigations, shape bingo and shape mats.

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Investigating quadrilaterals using scissors 5
A shape investigation. Children are given four congruent rhombuses  … read more
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Y6 | Geometry
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Using scissors to investigate quadrilaterals 3
A shape investigation. Children are given four congruent squares  … read more
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Y6 | Geometry
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Investigating quadrilaterals using scissors 4
A shape investigation. Children are given four congruent trapeziums  … read more
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Y6 | Geometry
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Investigating quadrilaterals using scissors 2
A shape investigation. Children are given four congruent rectangles  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Geometry
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Investigating quadrilaterals using scissors 1
A shape investigation. Children are given four congruent par  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Geometry
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3D shape investigation
A 3D shape investigation ideal for a practical homework activity  … read more
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Y2 Y3 | Geometry
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Finding the area of triangles, parallelograms, trapeziums and irregular shapes
A set of tasks on finding areas of: triangles, parallelograms,  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Geometry
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Sorting shapes on a Venn diagram
A set of differentiated activities for teaching Venn diagrams.  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Geometry
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Christmas cracker
Five ideas and a code cracker resource to help you plan some  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Number | Geometry
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Geometry challenge
A geometry problem which revises the properties of triangles,  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Geometry
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Early morning starters
A range of morning starter challenges to get children busy when  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Number | Geometry
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2D shape match
A card sort activity to help children to match up 2D shapes and  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Geometry
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Identify and name 2D shapes
A comprehensive set of teaching slides for identifying and naming  … read more
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Y4 Y5 | Geometry
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What makes each 2D shape special
Children are given descriptions of shapes and are then asked  … read more
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F Y1 | Geometry
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3D shape mats
A useful table-top tool which names and describes common 3D shapes.  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 | Geometry
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3D shape treasure hunt
A fun treasure hunt to help children to remember the properties  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 | Geometry
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Shape Pigs
A simple shape recognition game. Children match the correct snout  … read more
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F | Geometry
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The right angle
Children create a simple right angle checker and use it to identify  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Number | Geometry
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2D shape board game
A simple board game to teach shape recognition. This would be  … read more
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F Y1 | Starting school | Geometry
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Regular 2D shape mats
Four differentiated sheets of regular 2D shapes with properties  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Geometry
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2D shapes recognition game
A board game to encourage shape recognition and counting sides  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Geometry
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Shape pictures cut and stick
A simple 2D shape activity which asks pupils to identify shapes  … read more
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F Y1 | Geometry
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2d shape recognition game
A game to encourage children to recognise different 2d shapes.  … read more
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F Y1 | Geometry
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3d shape matching cards
A set of matching cards showing 3D shapes and their properties.  … read more
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Y2 | Geometry
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Shapes peg game – 2d and 3d
A fun and active game for children to practise their shape r  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Geometry
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Everyday 3D shape sorter
This could be used as a pairs/matching game or snap game. Ideal  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Geometry
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Christmas stars shape investigation (KS1)
Deceptively tricky shape investigation. Children must work out  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Geometry
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3D shape bingo
Simple 3D shape bingo, matching shapes to words.  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 | Geometry
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Shape walk
Children go for a shape walk around the playground. Use the worksheet  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Geometry
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Shape word dictionary
Children create and make a shape dictionary. The Notebook file  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Geometry
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How many rectangles?
A fun shape resource! How many rectangles can you find? How many  … read more
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Y3 | Geometry
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