Exploring shapes

Today in the discovery room, the children have been exploring shapes in the loose parts and numeracy area. Our learning intention is to be able to identify 2D and some 3D shapes and construct models using them.

The children have particularly shown interest in our magnetic shapes using them to construct their own 3D models and have also took an interest in using loose parts to follow the outline of our large shapes and beginning to identify them.

 

“I don’t know this shape, what is it”? “It is called a hexagon”

“I make a castle with the squares”

 

“I can make a house with the triangles”