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Reception space and shape worksheets

Describe the position of objects

Describe the position of objects

Can you find all the items in these images. You'll need to use words like 'in', 'on' and 'under'.
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Understand and use the vocabulary of distance

Understand and use the vocabulary of distance

This activity is designed to help your child understand and use the vocabulary of distance and to practise solving practical problems.
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Symmetry sorting

Symmetry sorting

Help your child sort the objects into a symmetrical group and an asymmetrical (non-symmetrical) group to consolidate their knowledge of symmetry.
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Symmetrical pairs game

Symmetrical pairs game

This butterfly playing cards game will help your child to recognise when items are symmetrical.
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Identifying patterns game

Identifying patterns

Can you help Captain Clumsy cross the river to get to her treasure? Her map tells her she can only cross on the stones that create a repeating pattern. Can you spot the path she needs to take and colour the last two stones the right colour?
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3D shape Sudoku

3D shape Sudoku

Each column and row in the orange square must contain one of each 3D shape – a cylinder, a sphere, a cube and a cone. Cut out the spare shapes on the next page and practise different combinations to see if you can solve the puzzle.
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Symmetry explained worksheet

Symmetry explained

Something is symmetrical when it is the same on both sides. Can you make this butterfly symmetrical by drawing the same patterns on its wings on both sides?
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Finding cubes and cuboids worksheet

Finding cubes and cuboids

Do you know the difference between a cube and a cuboid? Ask your mum or dad to help you find objects shaped like a cube and a cuboid. Now take them around your house and look for more cubes and cuboids! Draw the objects you find in the table.
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Continuing simple patterns worksheet

Continuing simple patterns

Look at these patterns. Can you carry them on? What comes next in each one?
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2D shapes hunt challenge

2D shapes hunt challenge

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.
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2D shape pictures worksheet

2D shape pictures

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?
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Primary geometry: shape and space learning pack

Primary geometry: shape and space

Do you know your hexagons from your heptagons, your pentagonal pyramids from your octagonal prisms? From 2D shapes to angles and symmetry our seventy-page Primary Geometry: shape and space learning pack covers all aspects of the national curriculum (Shape and Space) and will ensure your child can use a protractor, translate a shape and look for a mirror line. Challenge them to a game of 3D shape dominoes, make a right-angle measurer and get started!
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Cool Maths Games for kids learning pack

Cool maths games for kids

Add an extra learning dimension to family game time – try one of our Cool Maths board games and help reinforce your child's knowledge of number bonds, percentages and fractions while you play. Compiled by deputy headteacher Matt Revill and packed with 20 games, this maths learning pack covers all the key skills your child will need to master as part of the primary numeracy curriculum.
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The in, out and around game

The in, out and around game

Your child will love this game, especially when it is their turn to boss you around! The aim is to practise using words such as below, under, around and inside and reinforce their meaning.
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Where is the object worksheet

Where is the object?

In, on, over, under, inside, outside... all concepts your child will learn in their Reception year. Help reinforce their understanding by labelling things around the house as part of this activity.
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Draw a route map

Draw a route map

This worksheet encourages your child to think about and draw the journey they take to school with sense of 'aerial perspective'.
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Directions hide-and-seek worksheet

Directions hide-and-seek

A game for children to play that encourages their ability to describe where objects are and give directions.
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Draw a local map worksheet

Draw a local map

Worksheet with pictures to encourage your child to draw a map of the place where they live.
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Colour the shapes worksheet

Colour the shapes

Can your child recognise a square, triangle or circle? Look at the different shapes together and ask them to colour them in.
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On, under, beside, in front worksheet

On, under, beside, in front

Teach your child the correct vocabulary to describe location with this worksheet. Where are the cat and the dog - on, under, beside or in front of the table?
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