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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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.

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

Use shapes to make patterns. 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

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.

A set of PowerPoint files that use triggers/action buttons to reveal a small piece of a shape at a time. Plenty of opportunities to discuss the visual information provided and to ask questions about the properties of shape

A set of PowerPoint files that use triggers/action buttons to reveal a small piece of a shape at a time. Plenty of opportunities to discuss the visual information provided and to ask questions about the properties of shape.

Josh's Favourite Toy Story Book: An interactive story using a familiar setting, with a simple text, colourful illustrations and full sound support.

Josh's Favourite Toy Story Book: An interactive story using a familiar setting, with a simple text, colourful illustrations and full sound support.

Clear cards for 16 2D shapes (no captions) with additional cards showing names of shapes. A multi-use resource - can be used for simple matching and sorting games or extended by using the included editable template to write shape descriptions and discuss shape properties.

Clear cards for 16 shapes (no captions) with additional cards showing names of shapes. A multi-use resource - can be used for simple matching and sortin.

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.

Number Cards: A number cards activity for making addition and subtraction problems

A number cards activity for making addition and subtraction problems.

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