Today you will be describing turns.
Draw shapes and cut them out to help you see the turns more clearly.
Children use the language ‘full’, ‘half’, ‘quarter’ and ‘three quarter’ to describe turns made by shapes/objects.
Children should practically turn objects, shapes and themselves in different directions but do not need to describe the direction of the turns.
Children should investigate whether they can finish facing the same direction if they complete different turns.
What is each turn called?
Is there only one direction shapes/objects can move in?
Does it make a difference which way the shape / object / person is turned?
What part of a whole has the shape/object turned?
What will the shape/object look like before or after the turn?