Y1 Maths

Sort 2D Shapes Lesson

This Year 1 Sort 2D Shapes lesson covers the prior learning of recognising 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of sorting 2D shapes based on their type, size and colour.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. 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 Objectives
Mathematics Year 1: (1G1a) Recognise and name common 2-D shapes [for example, rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles]

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of recognising 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of sorting 2D shapes based on their type, size and colour.

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Full Step

Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step for a selection of resources and activities to support the prior learning for this lesson.

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Interactive Activity

This Reception Sort the 2D Shapes Game will help children to recognise and name everyday 2D shapes.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of recognising 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of sort 2D 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 Sort 2D Shapes Video Tutorial, Katie demonstrates how to sort circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, pentagons, hexagons and octagons according to the number of sides and vertices.

3 Activities

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

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Practical Activity

Practical Activity

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

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Full Step

Full Step

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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Interactive Activity

This Year 1 2D Shapes Game aims to support pupils' knowledge of shape. Children will identify different 2D shapes including squares, rectangles, triangles and circles.

4 Extension

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Extension

Extension

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