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National Curriculum: Geometry - Properties of Shapes - Year 5 - Exemplification

Created on 23 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 29 May 2014 by ncetm_administrator


Examples of what children should be able to do, in relation to each (boxed) Programme of Study statement

Identify 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2D representations

These are pictures of 3D shapes. Which 3D shapes are pictured here? Put the names in the boxes.

Know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles

Look at these angles.


Label each angle acute, obtuse or reflex. List the 5 angles in order from smallest to largest.

Draw given angles, and measure them in degrees (°)

Measure A accurately. Use a protractor (angle measurer).


Measure accurately the smallest angle in the above shape. Use a protractor (angle measurer).

This diagram is not drawn accurately. Calculate the size of angle m

angles adding up to 360 degrees


  • Angles at a point and one whole turn (total 360°)
  • Angles at a point on a straight line and ½ a turn (total 180°)
  • Other multiples of 90°

PQ is a straight line. Not drawn accurately.


Calculate the size of angle x. Do not use a protractor (angle measurer).

This shape is three-quarters of a circle.

three quarters of a circle

How many degrees is angle x?

In the diagram below, if you were standing at X, facing A, what angle would you turn through if you turn and face C?

Use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles

This diagram is not drawn accurately. Calculate the size of angle m

angles adding up to 360 degrees
Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles



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29 May 2014 10:23
You may wish to check the regular polygon online activity ...
By heather565
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