Reception maths

Morning, today I would like you to focus on 3D shapes.

I would like you to hunt for the following shapes in your house:






Square based pyramid

Triangular prism

Parents we have covered 3D shape in class but I would like to keep the children’s memory fresh on the names and properties. Remembering a 3D shape is solid, it is something we can pick up.

Once found, the children can describe the properties. So for example, how do I know a cube is a cube? What makes it special? It has square faces. A cylinder has 2 circle faces and a rectangle face (if you cut it into its net you would see).

Whilst on a hunt, it would be great if your child could make a tally against each shape.

Have fun.

Mrs Whybrow