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Year 1

Recognise, describe and sort 3D shapes

I can recognise, describe and sort 3D shapes.

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Year 1

Recognise, describe and sort 3D shapes

I can recognise, describe and sort 3D shapes.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Understand how to sort shapes into 2 sets using the criteria 'has' and 'has no'.
  2. Cuboids have rectangular faces and cubes have square faces.
  3. Cylinders and cones both have some circular faces.
  4. Pyramids always have some triangular face and may have a different shape face as a base.

Common misconception

Children might begin to confuse 2D and 3D. For example, describe a cube as a square.

Use geometric construction materials to explore the 2D shapes within 3D shapes. Look for familiar 3D shapes in the environment and discuss.

Keywords

  • Face - Any of the flat surfaces of an object.

  • Circular face - A flat surface of a 3D shape that is shaped like a circle with one curved line.

  • Square face - A flat surface of a 3D shape that is shaped like a square with four equal sides.

  • Rectangular face - A flat surface of a 3D shape that is shaped like a rectangle with four sides.

  • Triangular face - A flat surface of a 3D shape that is shaped like a triangle with three sides.

Children should revisit their EYFS experiences of 2D shape before this lesson. You could also provide opportunities to use cardboard nets and geometric construction materials to explore nets to support children to visualise the 2D shapes within 3D.
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6 Questions

Q1.
Which shape is a cuboid?
A
Correct answer: B
C
Q2.
Which shape is a cone?
A
B
Correct answer: C
Q3.
Which shapes can roll?
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Q4.
Which shapes have at least one flat face?
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Q5.
What is the same about all the objects in this group?
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They all have wings.
Correct answer: They all have feet.
They all have ears.
Q6.
Who is correct?
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Alex
Jacob
Correct answer: Sam

6 Questions

Q1.
Which shape has a rectangular face?
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Q2.
True or False? Only cylinders have circular faces.
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True
Correct answer: False
Q3.
Which of these shapes need to go into the ‘curved surface’ group?
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Q4.
Would the tin of tuna go into group a or b?
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Correct answer: a
b
Q5.
Which shape is in the wrong place?
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Q6.
Who has described how the shapes have been sorted correctly?
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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