Here’s my Shape Spotting worksheet for EYFS.
This download includes 4 worksheets that ask children to either color in specific shapes or count how many shapes that can see.
The objectives of this sheet is to encourage children to recognise shapes by their characteristics rather than what they know. i.e. this shape has no corners so it’s a circle. It’s useful as the shapes are in different rotations, translations and sizes so encourages children to really think about characteristics.
Differentiation is in the form of the two different sheets: LA can be encouraged to focus on improving their knowledge of shapes characteristics with the coloring sheet whereas MA and HA can incorporate number skills with the counting sheet. Furthermore, one set of sheets use ‘basic’ shapes such as square, rectangle, cirlce and the other has diamonds, hexagons etc.
Shape, Space and Measure
In my classroom, I plan to have a learning focus wall with key vocabulary, exemplar work and… the national curriculum objective. I feel it’s important know that we’re sitting for 20 minutes a day practicing how to join the letters ay because we have to. With the curriculum objective on the wall for them to see, the children know what we’re working towards and are able to assess their progress.
These curriculum objectives are:
split into the different ‘topics’ stated in the national curriculum and colour coded
rewritten in kid speak where needed but otherwise use the wording from the curriculum
Landscape A4 to allow you to easily display them on your wall.
This download includes the English, Maths and Science Curriculum Aims for Year 1 in a PDF and just need printing and laminating ready to display! Please note, I am working on a low colour and black and white version as well as editable versions to change the wording to suit you.