Sports Shape and Pattern

Sports Shape and Pattern

In this series of lessons, pupils recognise, describe and classify 2D shapes according to their properties. They identify repeating pattern and symmetry in sports-related designs and investigate tessellation. At the end of the unit, pupils produce a final design for a new logo, bag, flag or shoe tread using one or more elements of shape pattern.

  • Lesson 1 - Discovering 2D Shapes

    Lesson 1 - Discovering 2D Shapes LESSON +

    Pupils recognise and describe 2D shapes and explore repeated shape patterns used for footwear tread. They then collect data on different shapes and display the results in a simple bar graph.

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  • Lesson 2 - Repeating Patterns

    Lesson 2 - Repeating Patterns LESSON +

    Pupils explore repeated shape patterns - continuing sequences and then creating their own repeating patterns.

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  • Lesson 3 - Let's Tessellate!

    Lesson 3 - Let's Tessellate! LESSON +

    Pupils create tessellating patterns with a range of 2D shapes and describe the patterns.

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  • Lesson 4 - Introducing Symmetry

    Lesson 4 - Introducing Symmetry LESSON +

    Pupils look at symmetrical patterns using colour, in single rows then in grids. They create their own symmetrical patterns.

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  • Lesson 5 - Sorting Flags

    Lesson 5 - Sorting Flags LESSON +

    Pupils look for shapes, pattern and lines of reflective symmetry in flags, then sort the flags into groups by symmetrical or other properties.

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  • Lesson 6 - Designing with Shape and Pattern

    Lesson 6 - Designing with Shape and Pattern LESSON +

    Pupils create a design for a footwear tread, a t-shirt logo, a flag or a sports bag, drawing on their knowledge of 2D shapes and pattern. This final session is an open-ended, creative one, drawing on the skills and concepts gained in previous lessons (repeating pattern, symmetry and tessellation). It could be expanded into a series of lessons, stretching into art and design.

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