Shape and space in the primary curriculum
 

3-D shapes - first and second class

Content for first class

The child should be enabled to

  • Describe, compare and name 3-D shapes, including cube, cuboid, cylinder and sphere?
    Collect, sort and describe shapes, referring to number and shapes of faces, edges, vertices (corners on 3-D shape)?
    Identify shapes that stack, roll or slide?
  • Discuss the use of 3-D shapes in the environment e.g. boxes, packets, containers, fish-tank?
  • Solve and complete practical tasks and problems involving 2-D and 3-D shapes?
    Use boxes, cardboard packs or containers in construction activities?
  • Explore the relationship between 2-D and 3-D shapes?

Content for second class

The child should be enabled to

  • Describe, compare and name 3-D shapes, including cube, cuboid, cylinder, sphere and cone?
    Make prints with the surfaces of 3-D shapes and discuss results?
    Dismantle boxes and examine constituent shapes?
  • Discuss the use of 3-D shapes in the environment?
  • Solve and complete practical tasks and problems involving 2-D and 3-D shapes?
  • Explore the relationship between 2-D and 3-D shapes?