Year 1 maths: 3D shapes

Friday 18 March 2022

This week, Year 1 have been learning about 3D shapes. We have looked at some common 3D shapes such as cylinder, sphere, cuboid, cube, square based pyramid and cone. We have been on a shape hunt around school to find some everyday objects that are 3D shapes.

We played a game of guess the shape in my feely bag. The children had to listen to the description given e.g. “my shape has a curved surface, and it can roll” and find that shape in the bag.

We have also carefully examined each shape and sorted them into hoops using two criteria e.g. shapes which do/do not have a square face. After the children were challenged to choose their own way to sort 3D shapes into two sets, using do/do not.

Help at home by encouraging your child to go on a 3D shape hunt around your house and listen to the 3D shape song.