Position and Direction

Date: 30th Mar 2017 @ 8:41am

In maths this week, we have been looking at position and direction. We have talked about turns and how a 90 degree turn is also called a right angle. We gave Beebots instructions such as:

Move forward 3 times

Turn right 90 degrees

Move backwards once.


We also looked at road maps and gave each other directions. We learned that giving specific directions is very important, so the person knows where to go. Miss Barnes took us all into the hall and gave us some clear directions and some unclear directions. This helped us to understand how to give specific instructions.


Finally, we looked at zoo animals on a grid and we learned how to write down the coordinates for each creature. We used the following sentence to help us:

Across the corridor and up / down the stairs.

This helped us to remember how to use a coordinates grid.

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Birchley Road, Billinge, Nr Wigan,

Lancashire WN5 7QJ

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Tel: 01744 678610

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