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The education team at Hampton Court Palace worked with two teachers from our partner school, St. John the Baptist Church of England junior school in Hampton Wick to come up with fun and interesting ways to teach shape and symmetry using patterns found at the palace.

Introduction


Each lesson consists of an adobe document made up of the lesson plan and resources for that lesson.
Power Points referred to in the lesson plan are also downloadable in ZIP format on this page.

The five lessons are designed to work together as a scheme of work and can be followed by complimentary art lesson if desired.

Further information


Lesson 1- Shapes
National Curriculum links: Ma3 2b and 2c
Lesson plan and resources PDF
Spot the Shape PowerPoint

Lesson 2- Symmetry
National Curriculum links: Ma2 1h
Lesson plan and resources PDF
Categorising shapes PowerPoint 
Shapes and symmetry at Hampton Court Palace PowerPoint 

Lesson 3- Design a palace
National Curriculum links: Ma2 1d
Lesson plan and resources PDF
Palaces around the world PowerPoint

Lesson 4- Exploring tessellation
National Curriculum links: Ma2 1h; Ma3 1c, 1d; Ma3 3c
Lesson plan and resources PDF
Find the tessellating pattern PowerPoint 
Shapes with marks for the lines of symmetry PowerPoint   


Lesson 5- A new floor for the palace
National Curriculum links: Ma2 1d; Ma3 1c and 1d; Ma3 3c
Lesson plan and resources PDF
Shapes with marks for the lines of symmetry PowerPoint 

Downloadable Resources

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    Lesson 1. Spot the shape PPT
    (Compressed archive, 23998KB)

    Lesson 2a. Categorizing shapes PPT
    (Compressed archive, 395KB)

    Lesson 2b. Shapes and symmetry at Hampton Court Palace PPT
    (Compressed archive, 9377KB)

    Lesson 3. Palaces around the world
    (Adobe PDF, 2106KB)

    Lesson 4a. Find the tessellating pattern PPT
    (Compressed archive, 20685KB)

    Lesson 4b. Shapes with marks for the lines of symmetry PPT
    (Compressed archive, 7192KB)

    Palaces around the world
    (Compressed archive, 21322KB)

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