Primary maths: Geometry

Sian Evans
05th April 2018
3D shapes as a representation of primary geometry lessons for KS1 and KS2 students

Get to grips with geometry in both KS1 and KS2 lessons using these comprehensive resources 

From shapes to angles and translation to circles, geometry is a vast topic for young learners to comprehend as they explore the many facts of shape and space. To help pupils explore these visual concepts, we've hand-picked some of the very best geometry resources that the Tes community have to offer. Why not pick up a new idea today?

Classroom activities

Whether you are looking for classic approaches or something a bit different, there are plenty of ways to tackle these topics with engaging independent tasks, designed to encourage students to practice newly acquired skills.


Year 4 Geometry Assessments

Six assessments for all Year 4 Geometry objectives. Includes:
G1: Compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes
G2: Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size
G3: Identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations
G4: Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry
G5: Describe positions on a 2-D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant
G6: Describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down
G7: Plot specified points and draw sides to complete a given polygon
AND a mark scheme for all tests

Follow this link for all 42 assessments for all Year 4 maths objectives…

42 Year 4 Maths Mini-Assessments

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Coordinates Activities: Secret Code and Outdoor Activity

This coordinate activity pack contains two different sets of activities and is designed to help children master coordinates in a fun and engaging way.

One of the activities contains 8 differentiated (4 quadrant and 1 quadrant) worksheets where the children need to crack the code by finding the hidden animal name in the coordinates gird.

The second is an outdoor activity where the children must hide words that make up a secret message at the correct coordinates around your school. This activity was a real hit with my class and now they do it for fun! It is also great for improving map reading skills.


- 8 differentiated ‘Hidden Animal’ worksheets
- 2 differentiated worksheets for the outdoor activity with a ‘How To Use’ explanation sheet

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Lesson ideas

Cover the basics with clear, visual and detailed explanations to make sure your pupils become confident when solving more complex geometry problems. Plus, these can be used to recap the essentials with your class.


Year 5 - Geometry Unit (inc. mastery. White Rose)

This bundle is a complete Geometry UNIT (inc. position and direction) in line with the 2014 curriculum. Each objective pack contains a PowerPoint presentation, worksheets which include cards and extensions which will build children’s problem solving, fluency and reasoning skills and an answers pack for each. The packs provide a concrete, pictorial,abstract (CPA) approach helps pupils to develop a deep understanding of mastery maths and can be used alongside White Rose schemes.

Purchase this and you will be saving a huge 43% than buying each pack individually!

This bundle contains the following packs:
This bundle contains the following packs:
Identify 3D shapes,
including cubes and cuboids, from 2D representations

Draw and measure angles
Identify angles in a full turn, straight line and other 90 degrees
Know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute,
obtuse and reflex angles

Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons
Reflection and Translation

The resources support a mastery approach to encourage a deeper understanding of the topics taught. It follows a CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach to ensure all children can access learning. The pack provides pictorial and abstract representations, along with reasoning, problem solving and open-ended investigations. Details of this can be seen in the contextual overview provided.

I hope you find them useful.

If you have any questions, please email


The Digital Stationer

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Introduction to 2D shapes

This is a complete lesson with a great PowerPoint story, printable cut and stick activities and fun ideas for an outstanding lesson!
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introduction to types of angles

ideal for ks2 groups as an introduction to, or, revision of different angle types. It also identifies the parts of an angle
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KS2 Introduction to Parts of a Circle

A clear introduction lesson about parts of a circle and their definition. This can be used a teacher aid, game, quiz or as a revision. Hope you find this useful.
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Challenge your class to test themselves on the key concepts of geometry in a friendly yet competitive format. What more are you waiting for?


2D Shape Games

A series of 4 games designed to develop children's knowledge of properties of 2D shapes. I see them being laminated, with the only additional requirement being a die.
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Geometry Vocab Game

Articulate the Shape - Maths Vocab Reasoning Game

Perfect for a ‘mastery’ teaching approach. This game aims is to boost students’ mathematical reasoning skills by enabling them to learn and use mathematical vocabulary in a fun way.

Articulate the shape is a board game for up to 4 players.

The winner is the player with the greatest number of points acquired after a pre-determined number of laps around the game board.

The players take it in turn to roll the dice and move the required number of places.

Each square indicates an ‘Articulate the Shape’ category: 2D Shapes; 3D Shapes; Mathematical vocabulary and Wildcard.

Having selected a category the player must describe the mystery item so that their team mates can guess what it is.

You must not say the mystery word itself!

Points are awarded for the number of mathematical shapes or vocabulary correctly identified in 30 seconds.

Challenge level may be set by the teacher by including ability appropriate cards only and omitting those deemed to be too advanced.

Lower ability or younger students - print several copies of ability appropriate shapes and mathematical vocabulary or modify the PowerPoint template to add some cards some of your own!
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Geometry - Maths Games with Widgit Symbols

This pack contains 27 resources including a selection of activities for individuals and groups.

- Geometry Talk About Y1 - Y6
- Geometry Word Chain Y1 - Y6
- Geometry Bingo Y1 - Y6
- Geometry Description Game Set Y1 - Y6
- Geometry Matching Pairs Y1 - Y6

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Widgit Symbols supports vocabulary development across the primary curriculum for all students, as well as helping individuals with special needs, autism or speech and language difficulties.
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Angles Memory Game

This matching pairs game is a great way for students to memorise angle rules. They can play against each other or by themselves against the clock.

There are 16 pairs of cards. Each pair, a phrase card and a picture card, describes a different angle rule.

Rules include angle types and angle properties of parallel lines, triangles and quadrilaterals.

Easy to set up. The cards are made by printing double sided onto paper or card and then cutting around the borders.
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