Level 2 Position and Orientation Term 1 2021

  • Posted on: 10 January 2021
  • By: NadineWalmisley

During our nature play sessions students will engage in a maths strand programme around position and orientation.

Use simple maps to show position and direction - At Level Two students should be able to use simple schematic maps, for example plans of their school, road maps of their local area. This involves finding their current position on a map by connecting landmarks they can see with locations on the map. Similarly it involves finding the place that matches a given point on the map and describing how they would move from one point to another. Descriptions of movement should include features such as main compass directions (N, S, E, W), half and quarter turns, and approximate distances in whole numbers of metres (for example about 12 metres). Students should use simple co-ordinates (for example B5) to specify locations on schematic maps.

Describe different views and pathways from locations on a map - This objective requires students to see schematic maps as a two dimensional representation of the real world. By looking at a map students should be able to anticipate landmarks they will see from a given location and in which direction (N, S, E, W) those landmarks will be seen. From a map they should give a set of directions, using distances in whole numbers of metres and quarter/half turns, that will take a person from one position on the map to another, turn right and walk about 25 metres.

Session 1: In this session students are introduced to using a map to locate landmarks and identify views from different locations.
Session 2: In this session students use the Richmond Gardens map to describe pathways from locations.
Session 3: In this session students use a local map (one of the streets outside Ao Tawhiti or Richmond Gardens) to describe different views they can see from different locations. They use compass directions to give the direction of landmarks from given locations.
Session 4: In this session students give a set of directions between two locations using distances and quarter turns to the left and right.
Session 5: In this session students learn about pathways and apply this to creating a fire escape plan for their house.
Session 6: Finish creating their fire plan for their house. Post-Assessment.

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To Do List: 
Participate in workshops at nature play
Complete any must dos
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