Foundation – 3D Shape
We’ve been learning about 3D shapes. We know that 2D shapes are ‘flat’ and 3D shapes are not!
We sorted lots of shapes. We’ve learnt about spheres, cylinders, cubes, cuboids, pyramids and cones. We know that 3D shapes have several faces.
Look at this cylinder. It has 3 faces and two of them are circles. Can you find any cylinders at home?
Apple and Palm have been exploring 3D shapes. We have been learning their names and properties such as the number of faces, edges and verticies. We have found that the faces of 3D shapes are often 2D shapes and other 3D shapes also have curved faces. We imagined what it was like to open up the shapes to find their net.
what 3D shapes can you find at home?
Today the children looked at the properties of 3D shapes. They had to identify the name of the shape, number of faces, number of vertices, number of edges and the base shape.
The children also used the video below to help them find some of the facts.
Can you answer the following question?
How many vertices does a square based pyramid have?