In Year 6, we have been revising our knowledge of  the properties of shapes.

Yesterday, we compared and classified 3d shapes based on their properties such as the number and shape of faces as well as  the number of edges and vertices. 

Today, we put everything that we have been learning into action by drawing our own nets for 3D shapes.
We had small pictures of nets as inspiration but we had to use rulers, protractors and our measuring skills to translate the small picture onto squared paper.  We chose which shapes to make and we didn’t know if they were correct until we cut them out and assembled them. 

We soon realised that the easiest net to make is a cube as it is just 6 squares. A tetrahedron is not as hard as it looks as long as you remember to create equilateral triangles where each angle is 60⁰, whereas a square based pyramid is much more tricky than it looks as you need to draw the correct isosceles triangles for them to join up at the top.

Today’s lesson certainly tested both our resilience and our Maths skills!

13 comments on “Geometry in Year 6

  1. I had a bit of a struggle when making some of the shapes but I did have a lot of fun and had to do a lot of measurements .

  2. Isabella says:

    I had a lot of fun and learnt a lot.

  3. Mila Yr6 says:

    This was such a fun maths lesson .We got to make shapes out of paper . I was really happy with the 3 shapes I created !

  4. Looks like you had fun!! I wish I had been there.

  5. Catherine Yr6 says:

    The shapes were really hard but I did it!!!

  6. It was very hard making 3D shapes but it was still fun and I managed to do it in the end!

  7. I really loved creating these 3d shapes and I loved this maths lesson.

  8. I learnt a lot and I had so much fun

  9. George y6 says:

    It was fun but hard…

  10. It was hard making 3D shapes but in the end it was worth it because I gave them faces.

  11. This was quite challenging but I did it in the end.

  12. Sophia p says:

    I loved making these.

  13. Sophie yr6 says:

    I really liked making the shapes but it was very hard to fold them properly. It helped show me all the faces and edges.

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