Space and shape
From learning the names of 2D and 3D shapes, to calculating area, you'll find lots of space and shape worksheets here to help support learning at home, including properties of 2D shapes, horizontal, vertical, perpendicular and parallel lines, tessellation, measuring angles, shape nets, reflective symmetry, language of direction, calculating the areas of parallelograms and much more.
Support your child's space and shape learning
Your child will be taught about the properties of the shapes in the world around them (primary geometry) from Reception to Year 6. To help them grasp this important skill, make sure you understand what each concept means. Need to explain the difference between equilateral, scalene, isosceles and right-angled triangles or calculate the volume of a 3D object? You'll find the answer here.
Then you can help your child practise each space and shape skill with a teacher-created worksheet, activity or game. Our printable PDF worksheets are in-line with National Curriculum objectives for each school year and cover all the core space and shape topics such as pentagons and hexagons or the perimeter and area of irregular shapes. Want to make it fun? Try a directions obstacle course, have a go at some 2D shape art or try some online activities like counting the edges, faces and vertices of a 3D shape or reflecting shapes in a vertical mirror line on a co-ordinates grid.
And you'll find even more great activities in our Primary Geometry: Shape and space pack.
means the quantity of space taken up by the shape. Can you use the right formula to find the volumes of these cuboids?
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The tricky part of geometry, for many children, is the large amount of geometrical vocabulary that they will need to learn, remember and use correctly. This pack covers all the important concepts with 70 pages of information as well as lots of tips and fun activities that will help your child recognise shapes, measure angles and calculate area and perimeter with ease.
In your Primary Geometry: shape and space learning pack you'll find:
- Essential vocabulary
- Shape and space tips for parents
- 2D and 3D shapes
- Turning through angles
- Looking at cubes and cuboids
- Writing directions, clockwise and anti-clockwise
- Pentagons, hexagons, octagons, nonagons, polygons, decagons
- Cylinders, cones and spheres
- Carroll diagrams
- Perimeter and area
- Pyramids and triangular prisms
- Nets and cubes
- Right-angled triangles and equilateral triangles
- Isosceles triangles and scalene triangles
- Rotating shapes
- Using a protractor
2D or 3D?
If your child needs help remembering the names and properties of 2D and 3D shapes, have a look through these fun worksheets: