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3D Shapes

The children enjoyed exploring with 3D shapes during our maths group time. We learnt that 3D shapes are solid and that the names of them are different to 2D shapes. The children then chose a shape to hold and learnt to count the edges, corners and faces on each shape.

image A cube…….image A triangular prism

image  image A sphere which the children found tricky to pronounce!

image A cone or as the children refered this shape to as an ice cream cone! Remember to quiz your children on this shape during the summer holidays.

image   A cuboid.. image Hexagonal prism.   image And a cylinder image Can you find any items at home that look like one of our 3D shapes?


2D shapes

This week our focused maths activity was based on constructing 2D shapes using coloured lolly pop sticks. The children were most enthuastic and took pride in creating different shapes. We then spoke about edges and corners and the children were encouraged to count them.




image image Squares, triangles, rectangles and even a hexagon was created.

Which shape could you make?


This week the children have been building their maths knowledge in a variety of ways. Some are securing their shapes where as a few are developing their knowledge of patterns or repeating patterns and how to make them as well as recognising them.

The children had a choice of designed hats to use the variety of shapes to create their patterns or design their own detailed hat.

They had a choice of circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, diamonds, stars and ovals in an array of diiferent colours.


image  ” it’s all sticky”.         image

image ” I have a star, diamond, circle, triangle and rectangle”  image image “I need this one now”  image “Look at mine, it’s all purple”  image  “I’m drawing my shapes”.   image

What shapes would you use? And could you make a repeating pattern?

Transport pictures

This week in our focus group time the children are being challenged to create a transport picture using different sized shapes.

IMG_1768 IMG_1769 working hard…..

IMG_1770 “a racing car”

IMG_1771 “its a home car!”

IMG_1772 “a tractor”

IMG_1773 “a train car”

IMG_1774 “its a very long car”

IMG_1775 ” a big train”

IMG_1777“a roof car”

What shapes can you see?

What transport could you make using different shapes?

EAD traffic lights


This week the children created a traffic light, and had the opportunity to paint the colours in the correct order. The children painted paper plates then cut them in half, they then painted the colours in the order they thought was correct on a strip of paper and then stuck the paper plate halves on to the top and bottom of the paper strip.

This was helped by most of the children remembering the traffic light rhyme from previous group times


image      “I’ve nearly finished my painting”       image     The children were encouraged to hold the paint brushes like they would hold a pencil to help them with control how the paint.            image                            image      “My plate is a circle”.

image      “Red goes at the top for stop”.   image                                 image       The children was demonstrating good sharing by taking it in turns to do the painting with one colour and then passing it around.                             image “Green goes at the bottom because it means go!”

How can you make a traffic light?


Our new topic for this half term is animals. This week the children are creating their own pictures of animals using different coloured 2D shapes. We talked about the names of the different geometric shapes and how many sides each shape has. The children shared their ideas of what animals they would like to make and then got to work using their imagination, some glue and arranging of the shapes to create the different animals they had discussed. We had some wonderful animals by the end of the exercise!

What animals would you make?

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'This is a cow.'

‘This is a cat.’

'It is a cheetah running fast.'

‘It is a cheetah running fast.’

'It is a cow. He now needs milk.'

‘It is a cow. He now needs milk.’


‘It’s a cat.’


‘It is a pig.’


‘It is a cow.’

'I've made a cat and he has one ear up and one ear down.'

‘I’ve made a cat and he has one ear up and one ear down.’

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