In the EYFS children's knowledge and understanding of position and direction is developed through the use of resources such as blocks in the construction area and through small world play. Through these activities children develop the vocabulary relating to position such as next to/ beside, above, below etc
In Year One children continue to be presented with practical activities that develop their ability to describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three quarter turns.
Pupils use their own bodies and objects to make whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns in both directions and connect turning clockwise with movement on a clock face.
We also use various computer programs and robots called "Beebots" to explore position direction and movement
In Year Two children order and arrange different combinations of shapes, objects and pictures in patterns and sequences. They develop their use of mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line - using terms such as horizontal, vertical, diagonal. They start to explore angles and recognise and name right angles, and distinguish between rotation as a turn in terms of right angles for a quarter turn, half turn, three quarter turn and full turn, both clockwise and anticlockwise.
They explore patterns and shapes in different orientations.