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National Curriculum: Geometry - Position and Direction - Year 2 - Exemplification

Created on 25 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 11 February 2014 by ncetm_administrator


Examples of what children should be able to do, in relation to each (boxed) Programme of Study statement

order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns
  • Describe the patterns in sequences and predict what comes next in the sequence and continue the pattern.
use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement including distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three- quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise), and movement in a straight line
  • Recognise whole, half and quarter turns. They describe turns and give and follow instructions to turn. For example, they give instructions to a friend to follow a route around the playground. They make and draw half and quarter turns from the same starting point using, for example, two geostrips.



Use the grid to help you complete this table.

trees B2

Watch me as I rotate (turn) this picture of a clown.


(Rotate the clown smoothly and continuously through a full turn, keeping it facing the children a t all times.)

Which of the pictures shows what the clown will look like if I rotate (turn) my picture a half turn?

Tick the picture

(Do not rotate your picture this time)


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