**2-D shapes - infants**

Content for junior infant class

*The child should be enabled to*

- Sort and name 2-D shapes such as square, circle, triangle, rectangle?

*Perform**directed sorting of 2-D shapes with different criteria, e.g. round/not round, thick/thin?* - Use suitable structured materials to create pictures
- Solve problems involving shape e.g.
*which two shapes go together to cover a square?*

Content for senior infant class

*The child should be enabled to*

- Sort, describe and name 2-D shapes such as square, circle, triangle and rectangle?

*Collect and sort different shapes e.g. straight, curved, flat, side, corner etc?*

Make shapes with art straws, on geoboards and draw shapes found in the environment? - Combine and divide 2-D shapes to make larger or smaller shapes?

*Cut paper shapes into 2 or 4 pieces and discuss the results.* - Solve problems involving shape and space e.g.
*make a shape with 7 blocks or discover how many different shapes can you make with 5 blocks?* - Give simple moving and turning directions?