2D Shape resources - Special Needs

A selection of ideas and activities focusing on 2D shape. Includes a range of printable and interactive activities that look at different aspects of 2D shape. Can be used to reinforce and enhance pupil knowledge.
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A4 pdf with seven vehicles fetured made from basic shapes. Vehicles are car, van, boat, ship, aeroplane, tractor and fire engine. Shapes are textured for a degree of realism and captions are in Sassoon Font

A4 pdf with seven vehicles fetured made from basic shapes. Vehicles are car, van, boat, ship, aeroplane, tractor and fire engine. Shapes are textured for a degree of realism and captions are in Sassoon Font

Guess the name of the shape as the curtain opens. Have a race to see who can guess all 6 shapes first! Great for discussing shape properties.

Guess the name of the shape as the curtain opens. Have a race to see who can guess all 6 shapes first! Great for discussing shape properties.

A printable pdf file for 4 players. Game has 4 levels so could be used with a wide selection of pupils by just choosing the bits you want: shape-shape, shape-photo object, shape-name and shape to description. Clear picture, Sassoon Infant font throughout.

A printable pdf file for 4 players. Game has 4 levels so could be used with a wide selection of pupils by just choosing the bits you want: shape-shape, shape-photo object, shape-name and shape to description. Clear picture, Sassoon Infant font throughout.

Make a familiar object using shapes. Use the language of shape, position and number while discussing with pupils how to make the picture. How many shapes is the house made up of? The rocket uses a rectangle - can you see anything in the classroom that is a rectangle shape? The rocket is going to fly to a planet - what shape would you use for that?

Make a familiar object using shapes. Use the language of shape, position and number while discussing with pupils how to make the picture. How many shapes is the house made up of? The rocket uses a rectangle - can you see anything in the classroom that is a rectangle shape? The rocket is going to fly to a planet - what shape would you use for that?

Clear cards for 8 2D shapes - circle, square, rectangle, equilateral triangle, right angled triangle, pentagon, hexagon and octagon. Each card contains information on number of sides/right angles/interior angles. Pitched at a low level but could be used as discussion starters to investigate further properties of each shape included

Clear cards for 8 2D shapes - circle, square, rectangle, equilateral triangle, right angled triangle, pentagon, hexagon and octagon. Each card contains information on number of sides/right angles/interior angles. Pitched at a low level but could be used as discussion starters to investigate further properties of each shape included

I intend to make these into separate cards so that my SEN pupils can match the 3 categories. My pupils do not need to know the differences between an isosceles triangle or an equilateral triangle - therefore this is very basic. But feel free to adapt it to your needs.

I intend to make these into separate cards so that my SEN pupils can match the 3 categories. My pupils do not need to know the differences between an isoceles triangle or an equilateral triangle - therefore this is very basic. But feel free to adapt it.

Printable activity, with a 2D shape theme, suitable for workstation use. Learners sort images into big or small columns and also label the shapes to identify. Available in two, differentiated versions - version 1 has shapes of two sizes and version 2 has shapes in three sizes

Printable activity, with a shape theme, suitable for workstation use. Learners sort images into big or small columns and also label the shapes to identify. Available in two, differentiated versions - version 1 has shapes of two sizes and version 2 has .

Move the magnifying glass around to discover the hidden shape. Can pupils work out which shape is hidden, by looking at only a tiny section of it at a time? 'What does this corner tell you?', 'Which shape could it definitely NOT be?' A great opportunity to discuss shape properties.

Move the magnifying glass around to discover the hidden shape.

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