This resource is aimed at younger pupils or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on learning 2D Shapes. It features 2D shapes which are all coloured blue. 2D shapes from three sided up to twelve sided are included. The pack also includes shapes like a cross, heart, star and kite.
Cut up the sheets into 25 separate cards and laminate them individually. Pupils should look at the 2D shape on the left side of each card and, if they are able to read, to match it to the shape word on the right of the card by using a clothes peg. Alternatively, the teacher/SNA/supporting adult could read the words to the pupil and ask them which word matches the 2D image on the card.
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but knows their shapes. It is a way for them to demonstrate their understanding of 2D Shapes. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards.
We frequently gave activities such as this for homework to our SEN pupils. It gave them the sense that they had homework like everyone else and it also allowed the parents to see what maths topic we were currently working on.
This activity could also be completed by the pupil as an independent task in their work station.