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Language and Communication name 3d shapes eg sphere  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Pupils are able to name 3d shapes such as sphere, cube, cone.

Early years skill:not specified
Early years typical range:not specified
P-scales/Curriculum skill:Maths Shape Space and Measures
P-scales/Curriculum level:L1c
TAP skill:Language (old categories)
TAP level:TAP52
Pre/Nat. Curriculum Area:not specified
Pre/Nat. Curiculum Standard:not specified
Section:Primary (5-11yrs) info; Secondary (11-16yrs) info
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3D shapes

Printed cards with pictures of the shapes and their names.

Selection of 3D shapes.

1. Use simple 3D shapes like cube, sphere etc.

2. Make a model with them and label the different shapes you can see.

3. Match the shapes shown in the cards with the 3D shapes.

4. See if the child can name some of the shapes they can see.

5. Ask the children to use their shapes to make the same model. See if they can name the shapes as they go, and tell you where they are.

Start with a small number of different shapes - e.g. cubes and cones.

3D and 2D shapes

Printed cards with shapes and names.

Selection of 2D and 3D shapes.

1. Make a 3D model.

2. Demonstrate to the children how they can make this model using the 2D shapes.

3. Get the children to copy this model.

4. Make another model for the children to make using the 2D shapes.

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