3D shapes in Reception

The children have been learning about 3D shapes this week in their maths work.

We started the week by using 3D building bricks to make a model. We had princesses, houses, towns, see saws, robots, and castles.

We then started to explore the characteristics of different 3D shapes. We tested which 3D shapes rolled and which slide. We used the slide on our climbing frame in the outdoor area to test the shapes.

The children discovered that shapes that have curved shapes can roll and shapes with flat sides slide.

The children then went onto find out about which shapes can stack to make a tower and why.

The children found out that shapes need flat sides to stack and if they have a pointy edge they have to go on the top of their tower.

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