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.

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?

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Make pictures from common shapes. Can pupils make shapes bigger and smaller to represent... a caterpillar's legs, windows on a house or bus, apples, etc? What shapes and sizes do they need to represent a block of flats, a house, a lorry? Can they make a face with shapes?

Make pictures from common shapes. Can pupils make shapes bigger and smaller to represent... a caterpillar's legs, windows on a house or bus, apples, etc? What shapes and sizes do they need to represent a block of flats, a house, a lorry? Can they make a face with shapes?

Listen to the shape properties described, then grab the right shapes from the river. Follow the instructions to rescue shapes from the river. Pupils can then rotate the shapes to slot them together on the river bank.

Listen to the shape properties described, then grab the right shapes from the river.

Sort shapes into different types. Ask pupils to sort a collection of shapes, choosing different criteria each time.

Sort shapes into different types. Ask pupils to sort a collection of shapes, choosing different criteria each time.

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Use shapes to make patterns. Ask pupils to make a pattern using, eg, just triangles. What did they do to make their pattern? Are all their triangles the same size? Can they make a pattern with bigger and smaller triangles

Ask pupils to make a pattern using, eg, just triangles. Are all their triangles the same size? Can they make a pattern with bigger and smaller triangles

An opportunity to use and practise the language of comparison. Ask pupils to change the size of the shapes according to the instructions on the screen.

An opportunity to use and practise the language of comparison. Ask pupils to change the size of the shapes according to the instructions on the screen.

A very simple introductory colouring activity.Choose colours to copy the images or make up your own.

A very simple introductory colouring activity.Choose colours to copy the images or make up your own.

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