# Reception Space and shape worksheets

### 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

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

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

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### 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

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.

### 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

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

Look at these patterns. Can you carry them on? What comes next in each one?

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### 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.

### 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: perimeter KS2 worksheet

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

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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### Directions hide-and-seek

A game for children to play that encourages their ability to describe where objects are and give directions.

### 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

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

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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### Spatial awareness vocabulary

Help your child learn and use the correct words when they are describing where things are. Is an object below, in or on another object?

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### Spot and count the shapes

This picture of a house is made up of loads of different shapes. Can your child spot them all and count them? A brilliant puzzle to help boost shape-recognition skills.