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Year 1

Explore, recognise and compare three different 3D shapes

I can recognise, name and compare three different 3D shapes.

New
New
Year 1

Explore, recognise and compare three different 3D shapes

I can recognise, name and compare three different 3D shapes.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Recognise objects that are similar shapes.
  2. 3D shapes have 3 dimensions and are not flat.
  3. A sphere is shaped like a ball.
  4. A cylinder has 2 flat circle faces.
  5. A cone has 1 vertex and 1 flat circle face.

Common misconception

Children might mix up words that sound alike e.g. similar and cylinder.

Allow additional practice for children to name shapes throughout the day, particularly those that are familiar within their environment.

Keywords

  • Similar - When one thing is like something else.

  • Cone - A 3D shape with one vertex, one circular face and one curved surface.

  • Sphere - A 3D shape with one curved surface.

  • Cylinder - A 3D shape with two circular faces and one curved surface.

Explore 3D shapes throughout the day. Talk about what they feel like and what different 3D shapes might be useful. For example, which shapes are good for building a tower? Which shapes could I use as wheels for my model of a car?
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6 Questions

Q1.
Which image shows a stack of building blocks?
Correct answer: A
B
C
Q2.
Which house is the widest?
An image in a quiz
a
Correct answer: b
Q3.
Which object could roll?
An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Q4.
Which of these is a circle?
A
B
Correct answer: C
Q5.
Who does this present belong to?
An image in a quiz
Correct answer: Sophia
Jun
Q6.
Which is the odd one out?
A
B
Correct answer: C
D

6 Questions

Q1.
Which image shows a 3D shape?
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Q2.
Which object has a vertex?
cylinder
Correct answer: cone
sphere
Q3.
True or False. A sphere will always roll when you push it.
An image in a quiz
Correct answer: True
False
Q4.
Which shape is a cylinder?
A
B
Correct answer: C
Q5.
Who is correct?
An image in a quiz
Jun
Correct answer: Sophia
Q6.
Look at the shapes on these two cards. Are they...
An image in a quiz
the same.
Correct answer: similar.
nothing like each other.

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