Y1 Maths

Sort 3D Shapes Lesson

This Year 1 Sort 3D Shapes lesson covers the prior learning of describing 3D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of sorting 3D 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: (1G1b) Recognise and name common 3-D shapes [for example, cuboids (including cubes), pyramids and spheres]

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of describing 3D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of sort 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 Sort 3D Shapes Video Tutorial, Katie recaps the properties of spheres, cylinders, cubes and cuboids before showing pupils how to sort them into different groups.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This Year 1 Sort 3D Shapes lesson covers the prior learning of describing 3D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of sorting 3D 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 Game

This Reception Sort the 3D Shapes Game will help children to recognise and name everyday 3D shapes.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency questions for pupils to practise the main skill of rounding to the nearest 10.

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Practical Activities

Practical Activities

These practical activities include tasks covering a range of provision areas for pupils to practise the main skill of sort 3d 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 Sort 3D Shapes Game checks pupils’ understanding of sorting shapes based on their type and properties.

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Extension

Extension

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

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Interactive Activity

This Year 1 Sort 3D Shapes Maths Challenge aims to support pupils’ ability to sort shapes based on whether they can stack, slide or roll.