Unit I – Shape Areas

This maths scheme of work for Key Stage Two gets the children to develop and refine skills in measuring and calculating the areas and perimeters of different geometric shapes including rectilinear and compound shapes. The class can identify how to use formulas to make it quicker and easier to calculate the areas of shapes.

Develop and refine skills in measuring and calculating the areas and perimeters of different geometric shapes including rectilinear and compound shapes

## Lesson One : Matching Areas

Identify and record rectilinear shapes that have the same area in square centimetres

## Lesson Two : Compound Shapes

Identify and record how to use formulae to measure the area of different rectilinear shapes

## Lesson Three : Shape Perimeters

Investigate and record rectilinear shapes with the same perimeters but different areas

## Lesson Four : Triangle Squares

Explain and record how to measure the area of a right angled triangle by counting full and half squares

## New Teaching Resources for Key Stage Two

• Circus Animals
Write a discussion text to outline some of the arguments for and against an animal welfare issue
• Chocolate Debate
Hold a class debate to identify and explain the benefits and disadvantages of eating chocolate
• Story Swaps
Practise writing and editing an alternative version of a traditional story by swapping characters, settings and plot events
• Story Swap Writing
Draft and edit an alternative version of a traditional tale to match the original text genre and style