Week 2 - 2D shapes
Hello everyone, this week you can support your children to name and recognise the properties of 2D shapes.
The most common shapes we teach in nursery are:
However we also discuss:
- semi- circle
When we talk about the properties of 2D shapes we mean: the number of sides and the shape of the sides.
- Number of sides - when we teach the children we point to each side whilst counting them, making it clear not to count a side more than once.
- Shape of the sides - a side is either curved or straight.
In nursery the children need to be able to name the shapes, notice them in their environment and use shapes when drawing/making pictures. e.g a house - a square for the house, a triangle for the roof and a rectangle for the door. A car - a rectangle for the body and circles for the wheels.
Below you will find some ideas, links and activities for you to complete with your child on 2D shape.
- In the house you could go on a shape hunt. What shapes are the every day objects?
- Draw a picture using shapes.
Please find some YouTube links below.