Y2 Maths

Count Sides on 2D Shapes Lesson

This Year 2 Count Sides on 2D Shapes lesson covers the prior learning of sorting 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of counting sides on 2D shapes.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. 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
Mathematics Year 2: (2G2a) Identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line
Mathematics Year 2: (2G2b) Identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of sorting 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of count sides on 2d shapes. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Modelling PowerPoint

Modelling PowerPoint

This powerpoint can be used to model the questions that the children will complete on the Varied Fluency and Reasoning & Problem Solving worksheets as part of this lesson.

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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.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of sorting 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of counting sides on 2D shapes.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 1 2D Shapes Game aims to support pupils’ knowledge of shape.

2 Practical Activities

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Supporting Activity

Supporting Activity

This Count Sides on 2D Shapes supporting activities sheet contains suggestions for additional tasks you might wish to use to support pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the lesson.

2 Varied Fluency

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency questions for pupils to practise the main skill of this lesson.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 2 Count Sides on 2D Shapes Game checks pupils' understanding of counting sides on regular and irregular 2D shapes. Pupils will sort shapes, complete a table and use clues to identify specific shapes.

2 Reasoning & Problem Solving

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Mixed Practice

Mixed Practice

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

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Extension

Extension

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

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes reasoning and problem solving questions to support the teaching of this step.

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Discussion Problem

Discussion Problem

This worksheet includes two discussion problems which can be used in pairs or small groups to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in this lesson.

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Challenge Activity

Challenge Activity

This Year 2 Properties of 2D Shapes Maths Challenge aims to extend pupils’ understanding of shape.

2 Homework

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency and reasoning and problem solving questions to support the teaching of this step.

2 Additional Activities

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Consolidation Pack

Consolidation Pack

These Properties of Shape worksheets are fantastic at helping your pupils practice their reasoning and problem solving skills. This pack contains two different question types for Year 2 Spring Block 3.

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Home Learning Pack

Home Learning Pack

This Spring week 7 Maths pack contains varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving worksheets