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ilovecherylcole

Year 3 Shape - Inspection lesson!

We have just moved back to not setting for numeracy and so I'm still adjusting my head to differentiated planning again! We have inspection in a week or so and we are going to be on block B Unit 1. We have decided to do describing 2d shape on the first day of the inspection and have chosen 3 activities for the kids to do 1. drawing around a 2d shape to create a shape person then in a speech bubble writing 2 facts e.g. i have 4 edges, I have 4 corners etc. Then the middle group are going to write "Guess Who" type questions about their  shape and attempt to draw their shape under the flap (on squared paper). Then the top group are going to make the shapes by drawing around, cutting out and marking on the lines of symmetry and also writing facts to include one about the symmetry. Is this good differentiation or should all 3 groups be looking at lines of symmetry? The second day we are going to be describing 3d shapes. Top group going to create a record sheet of what we could describe e.g. vertices, faces, right angles etc and then select 3d shapes to describe, using blu tac or whatever to stick on the faces to aid their count, middle group go on shape hunt, find shapes in school and complete prepared sheet asking about number of corners etc and the lower group are matching statements to the correct 3d shape, photo taken and stuck into books. How does this sound so far? Im new to year 3 so very much appreciate any feedback. Also, we have one more lesson that week and were thinking of getting the kids to make a 3d shape but wasn't sure if we were jumping too far ahead and if so what should we be doing next? Lowers were going to use an opened out cereal box or show box or something and have to put it together to make the 3d shape and label each face e.g square etc so as to see the relationship between a 2d shape and a solid. middles were going to make 3d shape using marshmallows and skewers..and we were stuck for the top group! if anyone has any ideas or advice, please please let me know! Im happy to listen! Thanks
ilovecherylcole

rethinking this...shud they maybe make 2d shapes using art straws etc before going on to 3d shapes and describing them or would this be too easy? maybe after the 2d and 3d shapes lessons we could investigate joining 2d shapes together to create new shapes. this means going from 2d shape, to 3d shape and then back to 2d again...im confused!
ilovecherylcole

anyone help? Im really not sure where i should be going with this in Year 3!
snoopy_145

Wow some good ideas but are they all having the same learning objectives or different ?
ilovecherylcole

same learning objective but different wilf....lesson 1: to describe 2d shapes ( top kids have to also mention number of lines of symmetry and lowers just have to state one fact) lesson 2: to describe 3d shapes ( top kids have to be able to comment on number of right angles too, lowers simply have to recognise diff between 2d and 3d and state one fact) lesson 3: make 3d shape (top not sure, middles make it from a diagram, lowers use a real solid and then put it together)
snoopy_145

First and second lesson seem fine but think you could show assessment of learning using 2d shapes first before moving onto 3d shapes. could they do something together as a whole class e.g. working in mixed ability groups e.g. quiz or something along those lines. Not sure really what to suggest as we set for maths. Had lower set with 3 TAs for 3 years and now have middle set of 34 on my own. So I would proberly do somethink different.  Don't know if thats any help. Just didn't want you to think that no one was going to reply x
nm97yd

Something else to consider its that that your lowers actually might be better with shape than number, so might not be your lowers and vice versa. I certainly found this last year, my less able group were often more confident than other groups when we were doing shape.
For lesson 3, could your top ones investigate nets of 3d shapes using their 2d shape knowledge?
ilovecherylcole

Thanks guys. I think for lesson 3 I have decided the lowers are going to use the opened out cereal boxes or whatever and put it together to make a 3d shape and label each part e,g for a cube they would label the faces as being square. then the middles we are going to let them have a go at making a 3d shape using the marshmallows and skewers and then the tops we are going to give them a number of nets and a selection of 3d shaoes and see if they can match them and then test them to see if they were correct? does this sound ok? The objective will be to see the relationship between 2d and 3d shapes and be able to recognise 2d shapes within the 3d solid,,,, thanks!
queenlit

In a 3D shape it is a vertex. Could you make shapes with blue tac and art/plastic straws?
ejlj

As a warm up, could the children have a smallish circle of string and create different 2d shapes with a talk partner? You would call out a shape and they would quickly make it.
queenlit

Or make some elastic circles and get children to  make 2d shapes with them.
ilovecherylcole

Sorry its taken so long to reply! Thanks for all the ideas guys. First 2 lessons have gone well and tomo will be the third. Sure it will be fine!
ilovecherylcole

Sorry its taken so long to reply! Thanks for all the ideas guys. First 2 lessons have gone well and tomo will be the third. Sure it will be fine!
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