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This week we will be learning about 2-D shapes.



WAIL:  to name circle, triangle rectangle

WAIL:  to describe shapes according to their properties


What I need to do to be successful:

I can say a triangle has 3 straight sides and 3 corners

I can say a circle has 1 curved side and no corners

I can say a rectangle has 4 straight sides and 4 corners.

I can say a rectangle has 2 longer sides and 2 shorter sides


Show your child the shapes on the Powerpoint and talk about how many sides and how many corners it has.  When the shape is in a different orientation the children may not recognise that it is the same shape - talk about how many sides and how many corners to show that it is still a (triangle)



WAIL:  to create a repeating pattern


Remind the children of the shapes from yesterday.  Allow the Powerpoint to go through the shapes and play 'rectangle not a rectangle'


Using objects from home (shaped bricks if you have them or shapes cut out from paper) show your child how to make a repeating pattern eg circle, triangle, circle, triangle - what will come next?


Encourage your child to make their own repeating pattern.


If you don't have shapes use different objects eg cup, spoon, cup, spoon etc.

If your child is confident with 2 shapes or objects move to having 3 in the pattern.



WAIL: to describe where an object is in relation to another object

What I need to do to be successful:  use the language on top, under, next to, in front and behind to describe where something is.



Introduce your child to shape of a square.  Talk about the properties (see Monday).  In addition to 4 straight sides and 4 corners ask your child how it is different to a rectangle and help them to understand the sides are the same length.  Play 'square not square' using the Powerpoint.