Shape
Year One 2017 

Victorian Curriculum  Success Criteria Know, Understand, Do  Novice  Competent  Expert 
Sort, describe and name familiar twodimensional shapes and threedimensional objects in the environment (VCMMG081)
Foundation 
Sort objects of mixed sizes according to shape  
Recognise shapes used in pictures  
Describe where shapes are seen in the everyday environment  
Name basic twodimensional shapes such as triangles, circles and squares  
Identify basic threedimensional solids and objects such as boxes and balls  
Describe some features of shapes using their own terminology; for example, sides, balls, canshaped, will slide, stacks  
Recognise and classify familiar twodimensional shapes and threedimensional 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 threedimensional solids and objects such as spheres, cylinders, cubes  
Represents some twodimensional shapes, such as circles, squares and rectangles  
Identify where familiar twodimensional shapes occur or are used in everyday life.  
Describe and draw twodimensional 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 twodimensional shapes according to the number of sides  
Accurately represents twodimensional 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 twodimensional shapes  
Use the features of twodimensional shapes to make comparisons and contrasts  
Identify two or more properties of a shape  
Describe the features of threedimensional objects(VCMMG121)
Year Two 
Recognise and name common threedimensional shapes; for example. spheres, cubes, cones, cylinders  
Identify where familiar threedimensional objects occur or are used in everyday life  
Recognise lines, surfaces and planes, corners and boundaries; of threedimensional objects including pyramids, cones and cylinders.  
Make models of threedimensional 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 threedimensional 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, crosssections when describing the properties of threedimensional objects  
Describe the similarities and differences between threedimensional objects  
Identify a possible threedimensional object from geometric clues.  
Describe the differences between twodimensional and threedimensional objects  
Construct three dimensional shapes; for example, prisms and pyramids, from twodimensional nets or modelling clay  
Visualise a solid from its net 