6th May 2022
We are learning about 2D shapes and their properties. Gather a selection of small sticks and pebbles. You could also use lolly sticks, pens, coins or buttons. Explore ways of arranging the items to create a 2D shape. Talk about the shapes you can create with your child. Talk about the shape names as well as some words to describe the shapes and what they look like. For example, sides, corners, straight and curved. Encourage your child to use these words to describe the shapes they make.
How to Get Your Child Thinking
• What shape can you make using the sticks?
• Can you make a triangle?
• How is my triangle similar to your triangle? How is it different?
• Can you make a shape with four corners?
• How many sticks did you use?
• Does this shape have any corners? How many?
• Are there any shapes you can’t make using the sticks? Why not?
• What could we use to make a circle?
• Can you tell me how to make a rectangle? What do I need?
• What can you tell me about the shapes we made?
• How do you know this shape is a triangle?
• Could this shape be a circle? Why? Why not?
Please upload your photographs onto Tapestry
We have shared The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle over the last few weeks and have been learning about life cycles. Have a look below and choose an activity to do at home with your child. Again, please upload activities onto Tapestry so that we can share in the classroom with the children