Nets

National Curriculum 2014

Year 5

Geometry – properties of shapes

Pupils should be taught to:

identify 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2-D representations (nets)
know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles
draw given angles, and measure them in degrees (°)
identify:
angles at a point and 1 whole turn (total 360°)
angles at a point on a straight line and half a turn (total 180°)
other multiples of 90°
use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles
distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles
Notes and guidance (non-statutory)

Pupils become accurate in drawing lines with a ruler to the nearest millimetre, and measuring with a protractor. They use conventional markings for parallel lines and right angles.

Pupils use the term diagonal and make conjectures about the angles formed between sides, and between diagonals and parallel sides, and other properties of quadrilaterals, for example using dynamic geometry ICT tools.

Pupils use angle sum facts and other properties to make deductions about missing angles and relate these to missing number problems.

Year 6

Geometry – properties of shapes

Pupils should be taught to:

draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles
recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes, including making nets
compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons
illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius
recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles
Notes and guidance (non-statutory)

Pupils draw shapes and nets accurately, using measuring tools and conventional markings and labels for lines and angles.

Pupils describe the properties of shapes and explain how unknown angles and lengths can be derived from known measurements.

These relationships might be expressed algebraically for example, d = 2 × r; a = 180 − (b + c).

Year 5