In Year 5 we have recently been working on 3D shapes in Mathematics. The children have enjoyed working in a kinaesthetic way as we cut out ‘nets’ to create our own 3 D shapes, predicting and then counting the edges, vertices and faces of some non standard shapes. Several children also loved the challenge of trying to make some more unusual shapes like tatrahedrons, rhombic prisms and even a 20-sided ‘icosohedron’ too! To see some examples and maybe try this at home, here’s a great site for 3D net printables.

http://www.senteacher.org/worksheet/12/Nets-Polyhedra.html