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Lesson Plan: Shape, Position, and Movement

Topic: Shape, Position, and Movement Curriculum Level: Early Level (Scottish Curriculum) Desired Outcome: I enjoy investigating objects and shapes and can sort, describe and be creative with them.

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Lesson Duration: 45 minutes

Resources: - Various shapes cut out from colored paper - Large sheet of paper or whiteboard - Markers or colored pencils - Picture cards showing different objects and shapes - Small objects (e.g., toys, blocks) for sorting activity - Worksheet for creative activity (optional)

Introduction (5 minutes): 1. Greet the students and explain that today’s lesson is about shapes, position, and movement. 2. Show the picture cards and ask the students to identify the shapes they see. 3. Discuss with the students how shapes can be found in everyday objects.

Main Activities:

Activity 1: Sorting Shapes (10 minutes): 1. Distribute the small objects to the students. 2. Explain that they need to sort the objects based on their shapes. 3. Encourage the students to discuss their choices and reasoning with their peers. 4. After sorting, ask the students to share their findings with the class.

Activity 2: Describing Shapes (15 minutes): 1. Display the various shapes cut out from colored paper. 2. Ask the students to describe the shapes using their properties (e.g., number of sides, corners, color). 3. Write down the students’ descriptions on the large sheet of paper or whiteboard. 4. Discuss the similarities and differences between the shapes.

Activity 3: Shape Hunt (10 minutes): 1. Take the students outside or to a designated area within the classroom. 2. In pairs or small groups, ask the students to find objects that match specific shapes (e.g., find something round, find something rectangular). 3. Encourage the students to discuss their findings and share them with the class.

Conclusion (5 minutes): 1. Recap the main concepts covered in the lesson: sorting shapes, describing shapes, and finding shapes in the environment. 2. Ask the students to reflect on what they have learned and how they can use this knowledge in their daily lives. 3. Provide positive feedback and praise for their participation and efforts.

Extension Activity (optional): 1. Distribute a worksheet with blank shapes to each student. 2. Ask the students to create their own unique shapes using the given shapes as a starting point. 3. Encourage the students to color and decorate their shapes creatively. 4. Display the completed shapes around the classroom or create a class display.

Assessment: - Observe students’ participation and engagement during the activities. - Listen to students’ discussions and explanations during sorting and describing activities. - Review the completed worksheet (if applicable) to assess creativity and understanding of shapes.

Note: Adapt the lesson plan as needed to suit the specific needs and abilities of your students.