Properties of shapes

Properties of shapes planning and resources for progression across KS1 and KS2.

Teaching about shapes and their properties to ensure progression across every primary school class from Year 1 to Year 6 can be challenging. That's why we've created a complete curriculum of Maths lesson plan packs for teaching all about the properties of shapes.

Created by primary teachers to ensure excellent coverage of all National Curriculum objectives for the shape programme of study, these fun, highly-differentiated lesson plans include detailed slides and a variety of resources including shapes worksheets, games, questions, practical Maths investigations and plenty of supporting materials to teach pupils about shape properties.

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  • Let's Identify 2-D Shapes

    These lessons are a great way to kick off your Year 1 class’s learning about the properties of shape. Starting by encouraging children to think carefully about the differences between 2-D and 3-D shapes, they’ll go on to learn about simpl... Read More

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  • Let's identify 3-D shapes

    Start to find out all about a range of simple 3-D shapes by comparing them to 2-D shapes and describing the differences, practising reading, saying and writing their names, going on shape hunts, making shapes, sorting shapes and much, much more! Pac... Read More

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  • Let's make shapes

    Let's make shapes

    Year 1

    KS1

    This very practical, hands-on series of lessons provides a whole range of materials to help you build on your class’s growing knowledge of the names and properties of shapes. Within this series, there are five detailed lesson plans, engaging sl... Read More

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  • Let's identify and use shapes

    This challenging KS1 scheme of work is perfect if you’ve already done some work with your Year 1 class on the properties of shape, and want children to consolidate and extend their learning. It introduces some new vocabulary to describe familiar 2... Read More

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  • Let's explore 2-D shapes

    The properties of polygons and a range of 'special' quadrilaterals are explored in this Complete Series of five 'Geometry - properties of shape' lessons for children in Year 2. The included slides explain, in simple terms, a growing range of mathemat... Read More

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  • Let's explore 3-D shapes

    Build on your children's growing understanding of the properties of 3-D shape with this series of five very practical geometry lessons for children in Year 2. Included with every lesson is a detailed plan with a choice of differentiated activities, a... Read More

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  • Let's Sort Shapes and Objects

    Consolidate your class's knowledge and understanding of 2-D and 3-D shapes with this 'Let's Sort Shapes and Objects' scheme of work for Year 2. Your children will identify and describe a variety of different shapes, using the correct vocabulary, then... Read More

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  • 2D Shape

    2D Shape

    Year 3

    KS2

    Shape up their understanding of 2D shapes with this series of lessons for Year 3! Help them identify a variety of 2D shapes and describe their properties, and teach them about perimeter, tangrams and much more. With lesson plans, engaging slides, di... Read More

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  • Space and 3D Shape

    Space and 3D Shape

    Year 3

    KS2

    This varied 'Space and 3D Shape' series of lessons encompasses various areas of shape and space, including how to describe position, direction and movement, co-ordinates, identifying the properties of 3D shapes and much more through a variety of hand... Read More

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  • Shapes and Angles

    Shapes and Angles

    Year 3

    KS2

    This 'Shapes and Angles' scheme of work includes five lessons covering a wide variety of shape objectives designed to enhance their knowledge and secure their understanding. Starting with exploring right angles and how they can be used to describe an... Read More

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  • Properties of 2D Shapes

    Help your class learn more about shapes with this great 'Properties of 2D Shapes' scheme of work for Year 4. Your children will explore and identify a variety of quadrilaterals and triangles, learn how to calculate the perimeter and area of rectiline... Read More

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  • Shape Angles

    Shape Angles

    Year 4

    KS2

    Take an in-depth look at the properties of shapes by measuring, classifying and comparing their angles. In these lessons, there are loads of opportunities for children to build on their growing knowledge of the properties of shape and practise the sk... Read More

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We really do mean this! Whether you want an individual lesson or a complete scheme of work, our teaching packs come with a detailed lesson plan that walks you through an engaging input, a slideshow presentation to go with it, differentiated activity ideas, and — in most cases — a range of printable resources such as worksheets, activity cards or writing frames. If anything else is required, you'll be able to see at a glance, as everything you need is listed at the top of every plan!

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We're qualified primary teachers with extensive classroom experience. We know how hard the job is! That's why we try to give you as much as we can with every teaching pack – to help you and make life easier. We've obsessively pored over the National Curriculum objectives to make sure that you get excellent coverage when you teach with PlanBee, and that you get engaging, challenging learning activities with which all of your children can achieve and make progress.

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