Y4 Maths

Making Shapes Lesson

This Year 4 Making Shapes lesson covers the prior learning of counting sides on 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of making rectilinear 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 Objectives
Mathematics Year 4: (4M7b) Find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of counting sides on 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of making 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 Year 4 Making Shapes lesson covers the prior learning of counting sides on 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of making rectilinear shapes.

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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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Interactive Activity

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

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 4 Making Shapes Game is designed to check pupils understanding of making different 2D rectilinear shapes.

2 Reasoning & Problem Solving

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

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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 making shapes.

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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.

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 of Steps 3-4 Year 4 Area Learning Video Clip

Consolidation of Steps 3-4 Year 4 Area Learning Video Clip

We catch up with Hadriana, Cicero and Vitus following the earthquake that hit the town of Pompeii.

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Consolidation Pack

Consolidation Pack

These Area worksheets are fantastic at helping your pupils practice their reasoning and problem solving skills. This pack contains two different question types for Year 4 Spring Block 2.

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Home Learning Pack

Home Learning Pack

This Spring week 5 Maths pack contains varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving worksheets