Topic: 2D shapes
Age Group: Year 1
1. Define different 2D shapes
2. Identify the different 2D shapes
3. Describe the characteristics of different 2D shapes
4. Compare and contrast different 2D shapes
-Chart of 2D shapes
-Whiteboard and marker
-Coloring materials (crayons, coloured pencils, etc.)
Introduction (5 minutes):
The class will start with a fun game to introduce what 2D shapes are. The children will start by gathering into a big circle and then throwing an object (could be a ball or a beanbag, either) back and forth. With each “throw and catch”, the teacher will call out the names of a 2D shape simultaneously with the throw, such as “circle”, “rectangle”, “square”, etc.
Teaching/Modelling (20 minutes):
The teacher will then draw a large chart of different 2D shapes on the whiteboard, and instruct the children to copy it down on their paper. The chart should include “circle”, “oval”, “rectangle”, “square”, “triangle”, “pentagon”, and “hexagon”. The teacher will then explain the distinct characteristics of each shape: what it looks like, the number of sides, angles and curves, etc. Once the children have understood this, the teacher will ask them to then individually go back to their desks and identify the shapes for themselves.
Practice (15 minutes):
The children will use the coloring materials provided to color up their charts as a fun way to practice their learning. The teacher should instruct the children to color up their charts as accurately as possible, to ensure that they are able to identify the shapes accurately and with accuracy.
Conclusion (5 minutes):
To wrap up the lesson, the teacher will then ask the children to answer some questions to test their understanding of the topic.
Questions could include:
-What shapes have four sides?
-What shape has no sides?
-Can you name two shapes with four corners?
-How many sides do ovals have?
Once the children have answered the questions, the teacher can then conclude the lesson by thanking them for their hard work and efforts.