### Planning and Activities

**Day 1**

Children close their eyes while you put a shape in a feely bag. Describe it. Children work in pairs to pick up a shape like the one you are describing. Describe and name different pentagons, hexagons and octagons.

**Further Teaching with Y2**

Display, discuss and note similarities in the ‘family’ of regular shapes, e.g. heptagon, octagon, nonagon and decagon.

**Group Activities: T with Y1 or Y2**

Y1 -- Make gummed shape pictures and describe the properties of the shapes that are used.

Y2 -- Sort shapes into hexagons, pentagons and octagons. Some children will explore making shapes using skipping ropes.

**Day 2**

Spot shapes around the classroom. Then slide shapes slowly behind a ‘wall’, children guess what shapes they are, also discussing what shapes they cannot be.

**Group Activities:** **T with Y1 or Y2**

*Use the in-depth problem-solving investigation ‘Shape wheels’ as today’s group activity.*

Or, use these activities:

Y1 -- Describe shapes to a partner then draw the shapes on whiteboards.

Y2 -- Draw a range of different pentagons, hexagons and octagons. Some children will put squares, rectangles and triangles together to create new shapes.

**Day 3**

Draw a range of squares, triangle, circles and rectangles of different proportions and orientations. Sort them into squares, triangles, circles and rectangles.

**Further Teaching with Y2**

Sort 4-sided shapes in Carroll diagrams.

**Group Activities: T with Y2**

Y1 – Sort and/or describe 2-D shapes according to given criteria.

Y2 -- Sort regular and irregular shapes into Carroll diagrams.