Angles KS2 – Outdoor measuring angles lesson plan

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PDF lesson plan for KS2

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Years 3-6


This outdoor angles KS2 lesson sees children creating their own bespoke 2D shapes, identifying angles, comparing them and much more, all outside of their exercise books.

If the weather doesn’t allow you to go outside, try large sheets of paper on your classroom floor or in the hall.

‘Shape and measure’ is an area of maths where pupils can lose previous learning as you introduce new vocabulary, equipment and facts all at once. Children need opportunities to practise their learning in a range of different situations. This helps them make connections and build confidence.

Angles KS2 learning objectives

  • Identify types of 2D shapes
  • Describe the properties of given 2D shapes
  • Understand the difference between acute, right and obtuse angles
  • Justify which angles are acute, right and obtuse
  • Compare types of angles within 2D shapes

Matt Ellis is a NCETM PD lead and assistant headteacher, with responsibility for maths and PE at Eastfield Primary School in Thurmaston, Leicestershire. Follow him on Twitter at @MRMJEllis.

Angles KS2 lesson plan
Angles KS2 – Outdoor measuring angles lesson plan

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