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Recognise, compose, decompose and manipulate 2D and 3D shapes

Unit 4 – 3 weeks

The PowerPoint file contains slides you can use in the classroom to support each of the learning outcomes for this unit, listed below.

The slides are comprehensively linked to associated pedagogical guidance in theĀ NCETM Primary Mastery Professional Development materials. There are also links to the ready-to-progress criteria detailed in theĀ DfE Primary Mathematics Guidance 2020.

Learning outcomes

# Title
1 Pupils compose pattern block images
2 Pupils copy, extend and develop repeating and radiating pattern block patterns
3 Pupils compose tangram images
4 Pupils investigate tetromino and pentomino arrangements
5 Pupils investigate ways that four cubes can be composed into different 3D models
6 Pupils explore, discuss and compare 3D shapes
7 Pupils identify 2D shapes within 3D shapes
8 Pupils explore, discuss and compare 2D shapes
9 Pupils explore, discuss and identify circles and shapes that are not circles from shape cut-outs
10 Pupils explore, discuss and identify triangles and shapes that are not triangles from shape cut-outs
11 Pupils explore, discuss and identify rectangles (including squares) from shape cut-outs


  • Primary
  • KS1
  • Year 1
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