all Space and shape worksheets
Roll the dice, then find something around your house or garden that is that shape. Draw the things you find in the chart on the next page.
Can you use these shapes to make a picture, then colour it in? Say the names of the shapes as you use them – why not make a house using a square and then add a triangle for the roof?
Father Christmas is stuck in a maze. Help him to find a way out so he can deliver your presents! Can you give Father Christmas instructions to the maze exit? Decide which way he should go, then write down your instructions using these commands. F = go forwards, R90 = turn right 90°, L90 = turn left 90° Your instructions might look like this: F\R90\F\L90… and so on. There are lots of different possible routes; try all the exits from the centre.
Have a look at these instructions on how to measure using a protractor. Can you measure these angles using a protractor?
A quarter turn is 90 degrees. A half turn is 180 degrees. A whole turn is 360 degrees. This is Jane’s bedroom, seen from above. Can you see her bed, window, door and teddy? Can you answer these questions about how may degrees she turns?
How many four-sided shapes with a perimeter of 24cm can you create on the squared paper?
Imagine an ant crawling around the outside of a shape. The distance the ant walks is the shape’s perimeter. Perimeter is usually measured in centimetres and metres. Can you work out the answers to these perimeter questions?
A net is an arrangement of 2D shapes, joined edge to edge, that make a 3D shape when folded up. What 3D shape do you think this net will make?
Something is symmetrical when both sides of it are the same when cut in half. The line down the middle of a symmetrical shape is called the line of symmetry or a mirror line. Can you draw the other half of each shape using reflectional symmetry? Use a mirror to check your work!
Horizontal lines are lines that go across. Vertical lines are lines that go up and down. How many horizontal lines does this shape have? How many vertical lines does it have? How many right angles does it have? Can you explain what a right angle is? Remember that the corner of a sheet of paper or book is a right angle.
Can you draw these shapes: a shape that has 2 right angles and five sides; a six-sided shape that has a line of symmetry; an oblong – make one set of sides double the length of the other.
The line shows a journey taken by a ladybird. For each straight line, write down how many squares it has travelled and in what direction. The first three have been done for you.
Cut up these angles and group all the acute angles together and then all the obtuse angles together. Can you order the angles in each group by size? Remember: Angles smaller than 90o are acute. Angles larger than 90o are obtuse.
Draw these shapes as if someone has turned them around a little! Use a ruler to help you with the straight lines. If you get stuck, try turning the paper to look at the shape.
Can you match these words with the correct pictures – under, over, above, beside, opposite, in between.
Rulers at the ready! Estimate how long you think each of these items is. (An estimate is a ‘clever guess’.) Then measure with your ruler. Were you right?
Draw pictures to match these words: on top of; beside; in between; opposite; underneath; above; in front of; behind.
Find a ruler (for drawing straight lines) and some coins (to help you draw circles). Draw a picture using: 5 circles; 6 squares; 4 rectangles; 3 semi-circles; 2 triangles; 1 hexagon; 1 pentagon.
Practise drawing the following shapes: a semi-circle; a shape with 4 corners; an octagon; a shape with 3 sides; a hexagon; a shape with no corners; a shape with 4 equal length sides; a shape with 1 side; a pentagon. You might find you have the same shape in more than one box. A ruler will help you draw straight lines.
Fill in the 2D shape properties chart for these shapes with the name of the shape and how many sides it has.