Y2 Maths

Free Year 2 Recognise 2D and 3D Shapes Lesson

This Year 2 Recognise 2D and 3D Shapes lesson covers the prior learning of naming 2D and 3D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of recognising a wider variety of 2D and 3D shapes.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for the step here and here. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objective
Mathematics Year 2: (2G1a) Compare and sort common 2-D shapes and everyday objects
Mathematics Year 2: (2G1b) Compare and sort common 3-D shapes and everyday objects

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1 Prior Learning

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This Year 2 Recognise 2D and 3D Shapes lesson covers the prior learning of naming 2D and 3D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of recognising a wider variety of 2D and 3D shapes.

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For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Matching Activity

This Year 1 2D Shapes Matching Game aims to support pupils’ knowledge of shape. Children will identify 2D shapes.

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Matching Activity

This Year 1 3D Shapes Matching Game aims to support pupils’ knowledge of shape.

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of naming 2D and 3D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of recognise 2d and 3d shapes. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

In this Recognising 2D Shapes Video Tutorial, Katie recaps the properties of circles, rectangles, squares and triangles before showing pupils how to recognise them on 3D household objects.

3 Activities

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This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of recognise 2d and 3d shapes.

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For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Matching Activity

This Year 2 Shape Faces Matching Game aims to support pupils’ understanding of shape.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 2 Recognise 2D and 3D Shapes Game checks pupils’ understanding of recognising different 2D and 3D shapes.

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Extension

This recognise 2d and 3d shapes extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the recognise 2d and 3d shapes lesson.

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This Year 2 Recognise 2D and 3D Shapes Maths Challenge checks pupils’ understanding of recognising different 2D shapes.