Y3 Maths

Year 3 Construct 3D Shapes

This Year 3 Construct 3D Shapes lesson covers the prior learning of recognising and describing 3D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of constructing 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 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 3: (3G3b) Make 3-D shapes using modelling materials; recognise 3-D shapes in different orientations and describe them

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of recognising and describing 3D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of construct 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.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of recognising and describing 3D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of constructing 3D shapes.

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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

In this Recognise and Describe 3D Shapes Video Tutorial, Vanessa shows pupils how to identify the different features of 3D shapes. She uses key vocabulary including vertices, edges and faces.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 3 Recognise and Describe 3D Shapes Game checks pupils’ understanding of recognising the properties of 3D shapes.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of construct 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 3 Construct 3D Shapes Game is designed to check pupils’ understanding of constructing 3D shapes.

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Extension

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

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This Year 3 Construct 3D Shapes Maths Challenge checks pupils’ understanding of constructing 3D shapes within a problem solving context.