# Year 4 shape resources summer block 4, White Rose year 4 shape resources

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# What do children learn about shape in year 4?

In the summer term, Year 4 pupils should build on their understanding of shapes with a focus on both 2D and 3D shapes. Here are the key learning objectives typically covered:

### 2D Shapes:
1. **Identifying and Classifying Shapes**:
– Recognise and name common 2D shapes, such as squares, rectangles, triangles, pentagons, hexagons, and octagons.
– Classify shapes based on their properties, including the number of sides and angles.

2. **Properties of Shapes**:
– Identify types of angles (right, acute, obtuse).
– Understand and identify lines of symmetry in various shapes.
– Recognise congruent shapes and understand that congruent shapes are identical in shape and size.

3. **Perimeter and Area**:
– Calculate the perimeter of regular and irregular shapes by measuring and adding the lengths of sides.
– Introduce the concept of area and measure the area of rectangles by counting squares.

### 3D Shapes:
1. **Identifying and Naming Shapes**:
– Recognise and name common 3D shapes such as cubes, cuboids, pyramids, spheres, cones, and cylinders.

2. **Properties of 3D Shapes**:
– Describe the properties of 3D shapes, including the number of faces, edges, and vertices.
– Compare and classify 3D shapes based on their properties.

3. **Nets of 3D Shapes**:
– Explore nets of 3D shapes and understand how they fold to form 3D objects.

### Spatial Reasoning and Geometry:
1. **Drawing and Constructing Shapes**:
– Draw 2D shapes accurately using rulers and protractors.
– Create nets for 3D shapes and construct them.

2. **Symmetry and Transformations**:
– Identify and draw lines of symmetry in 2D shapes.
– Understand and perform simple shape transformations, such as translations, rotations, and reflections.

3. **Coordinate Grids**:
– Plot points and draw shapes on a coordinate grid in the first quadrant.

### Practical Applications:
1. **Real-Life Contexts**:
– Apply understanding of shapes to solve real-life problems and puzzles.
– Use shapes and their properties in practical tasks, such as designing a simple model or drawing plans.

These learning objectives help build a strong foundation in geometry, preparing pupils for more advanced concepts in later years. Activities, hands-on tasks, and interactive resources can greatly enhance the learning experience, making it engaging and enjoyable for Year 4 pupils.