3d Shapes

Friday 08 June 2018

This week, we have been looking at a selection of 3d shapes: cylinder, sphere, cube, cuboid, cone and triangular prism. The children have learnt the names of these 3d shapes and how to describe them by talking about the number and the shape of the faces. They went on a 3d shape hunt to find them in the environment.

When shown a dice they were able to identify it as a cube. When asked how they knew it was a cube and not a cuboid, a child answered “because it has 6 square faces”.  Another child later commented “…our head is like a sphere”.


Can your child go on a 3d shape hunt at home? Are they able to find all the 3d shapes we have looked at this week? Can your child name the 3d shapes? Take a picture or bring in some objects for your child to share with the class.

Your child can earn 3 challenge cubes for taking part in the 3d shape challenge.