Reception Describing 3D Shapes

Teacher Specific Information

This Reception Describing 3D Shapes game will help children develop their understanding of the properties of 3D shapes. The clues feature language such as faces, curved, corners etc, which will help children gain familiarity with the properties. To complete the game, children need to drag and drop the correct shape.

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Development Matters

40 – 60 Months
(MS-8) Beginning to use mathematical names for ‘solid’ 3D shapes and ‘flat’ 2D shapes, and mathematical terms to describe shapes.

Early Learning Goal
(ELG12) Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.