## Properties Of Shapes: Maths topic for Year 1

Educators and parents get ready to dive into the world of shapes with your year one students. Hands-On Education have five fun-filled, engaging lessons that not only align with the National Curriculum of England but are also guaranteed to make learning about shapes an absolute blast. Grab your supplies and let’s get shaping!

### Making and Recognising 2D Shapes

Start with a simple introduction to shapes like circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles. Use everyday objects to show these shapes in the real world. Next, hand out some worksheets where students can trace and colour these shapes. For an extra dose of fun, have a shape hunt around the classroom or home – who can find the most circles and squares?

### Shape Collage Activity

Provide students with a variety of coloured papers, scissors, and glue. Let them cut out different shapes and create their own unique collage. This not only reinforces their understanding of shapes but also allows them to explore their artistic side. Bonus points if they can name all the shapes they've used in their masterpiece!

### Get squishy and make maths fun with Playdough Shapes

On to something squishy and tactile – Playdough Shapes. Hand out some playdough and challenge your students to mould different 2D shapes. This is a fantastic way for them to understand the properties of shapes through hands-on learning. You might even want to turn it into a game: who can make the longest snake? Who can make the tallest triangle?

### Our year one maths Sorting Shapes Activity

Then, let’s get organised with Sorting Shapes. Gather a collection of shape cut-outs and have the students sort them into groups. You can sort by colour, size, or type of shape. This activity helps to reinforce their understanding and recognition of different shapes and their properties. Plus, it’s a great way to keep those little minds sharp and focused!

### Learn about Symmetrical Shapes Painting

Finally, unleash the inner artist with Symmetrical Shapes Painting. Fold a piece of paper in half, have the students paint one side with various shapes, then fold it to create a symmetrical print. This not only teaches symmetry but also results in some beautiful artwork that can be proudly displayed.

There you have it – five engaging, educational, and downright fun lessons on the properties of shapes. Your students will be shape experts in no time, and you'll have a blast teaching them. Happy shaping!