Shape and space in the primary curriculum
 

Symmetry - third and fourth class

Content for third class

The child should be enabled to

  • Identify line symmetry in the environment?
  • Identify and draw lines of symmetry in two dimensional shapes?
    Fold paper shapes or use a mirror to identify lines of symmetry.
    Use fold lines to draw and record lines of symmetry.
    Classify 2-D shapes according to their number of lines of symmetry.

Content for fourth class

The child should be enabled to

  • Identify line symmetry in the environment?
  • Identify lines of symmetry as horizontal, vertical or diagonal?
    Using examples from the environment, e.g. an open book, windows, gates etc.
  • Use understanding of line symmetry to complete missing half of a shape, picture or pattern e.g. in drawings, on geoboard or pegboard where the fold is vertical, horizontal or diagonal.