Y3 Maths

Year 3 Recognise and Describe 2D Shapes

This Year 3 Recognise and Describe 2D Shapes lesson covers the prior learning of compare angles, horizontal and vertical lines, and parallel and perpendicular lines, before moving onto the main skill of recognising and describing 2d shapes.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for those steps herehere 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 3: (3G3a) Draw 2-D shapes
Mathematics Year 3: (3G4a) Recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn
Mathematics Year 3: (3G4b) Identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle
Mathematics Year 3: (3G2) Identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines

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These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of compare angles, horizontal and vertical lines, and parallel and perpendicular lines, before moving onto the main skill of recognise and describe 2d shapes. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Video Tutorial

In this Recognise and Describe 2D Shapes Video Tutorial, Vanessa shows pupils how to identify the properties of 2D shapes.

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This Year 3 Recognise and Describe 2D Shapes lesson covers the prior learning of compare angles, horizontal and vertical lines, and parallel and perpendicular lines, before moving onto the main skill of recognising and describing 2d shapes.

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Video Tutorial

In this Comparing Angles Video Tutorial, Vanessa shows pupils how to identify different angles.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 3 Compare Angles Game checks pupils’ understanding of acute, right and obtuse angles.

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Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of recognise and describe 2d 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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Interactive Activity

This Year 3 Recognise and Describe 2D Shapes Game checks pupils’ understanding of recognising lines of symmetry and angles within shapes.

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

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This Year 3 Recognise and Describe 2D Shapes Maths Challenge checks pupils’ understanding of recognising and describing 2D shapes in a problem solving context.