Primary/K-6: Shape (Geometry)


We expose children to shapes; their properties and how they relate to the world around them. We provide rich language and fun activities that support this important area of development.

"Early spatial skills are predictive of later mathematical achievement."
Hawes and Ansari 2020

Here are all the topics covered in Shape (Geometry) in our Rainbow Ladder Maths


  • 2D Shape Handling and Naming
  • 3D Shape Handling and Naming



  • Recognising 2D Shapes
  • Recognising 3D Shapes
  • Symmetry


  • Pentagons
  • Properties of Shapes
  • Rotating Patterns
  • Modelling with 3D Shapes
  • Right Angles and Quarter Turns
  • Doubling and Halving Right Angles


  • Making Shapes
  • Investigating Shapes
  • Tessellation
  • Pyramids and Prisms
  • Investigating Nets


  • Types of Triangles
  • Symmetry in Triangles
  • Turning Patterns
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
  • Diagonal Lines
  • Circumference of Circles
  • Radius and Diameter of Circles
  • Tessellation
  • Recognising and Making Angles
  • Nets of 3D Shapes


  • Congruence
  • Circles
  • Rotational Symmetry
  • Reflective Symmetry
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Tessellation


  • Using a Protractor
  • Tessellation
  • Circles

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