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Year One 2017

Victorian Curriculum Success Criteria- Know, Understand, Do Novice Competent Expert
Sort, describe and name familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects in the environment (VCMMG081)


Sort objects of mixed sizes according to shape
Recognise shapes used in pictures
Describe where shapes are seen in the everyday environment
Name basic two-dimensional shapes such as triangles, circles and squares
Identify basic three-dimensional solids and objects such as boxes and balls
Describe some features of shapes using their own terminology; for example, sides, balls, can-shaped, will slide, stacks
Recognise and classify familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects using obvious features (VCMMG098)

Year One


Describe a group of sorted shapes or objects; for example, these are all round things that roll
Explore shapes and discuss their similarities, differences and attributes
Describe some features of shapes using the correct terminology, such as circular, square, triangular
Identify three-dimensional solids and objects such as spheres, cylinders, cubes
Represents some two-dimensional shapes, such as circles, squares and rectangles
Identify where familiar two-dimensional shapes occur or are used in everyday life.
Describe and draw two-dimensional shapes, with and without digital technologies (VCMMG120)

Year Two

Select simple shapes from common description of its features; for example. find a flat shape with four equal sides
Classify two-dimensional shapes according to the number of sides
Accurately represents two-dimensional shapes; for example. squares, rectangles, circles, triangles, hexagons and rhombuses, using freehand drawing, and drawing tools such as rulers and templates.
Recognise lines, surfaces and planes, corners and boundaries of two-dimensional shapes
Use the features of two-dimensional shapes to make comparisons and contrasts
Identify two or more properties of a shape
Describe the features of three-dimensional objects(VCMMG121)

Year Two

Recognise and name common three-dimensional shapes; for example. spheres, cubes, cones, cylinders
Identify where familiar three-dimensional objects occur or are used in everyday life
Recognise lines, surfaces and planes, corners and boundaries; of three-dimensional objects including pyramids, cones and cylinders.
Make models of three-dimensional objects and describe key features (VCMMG142)

Year Three


Recognise, name and describe 2D shapes (polygons) such as pentagons, hexagons, triangles, squares, rectangles, circles, trapeziums, octagons
Identify a possible shape or object from geometric clues such as sides, angles, vertices
Recognise, describe and name common three-dimensional shapes such as cubes, rectangular prisms, cylinders, pyramids, cones and spheres, given descriptions or realistic drawings of them
Identify and use conventional terms such as face, base, vertex (corner), angle, edge, side, cross-sections when describing the properties of three-dimensional objects
Describe the similarities and differences between three-dimensional objects
Identify a possible three-dimensional object from geometric clues.
Describe the differences between two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects
Construct three dimensional shapes; for example, prisms and pyramids, from two-dimensional nets or modelling clay
Visualise a solid from its net