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Hi, everyone.

How are you? I'm Ms. Mitchell, and today in math, we're going to be giving directions from point A to point B, so, get yourself ready.

In today's lesson, we'll be looking at directional language, you will then complete a talk task, an independent task, and then a quiz.

For today's lesson you will need a pencil and some paper.

Pause the video now to get this if you have not got it already.

So, today I have some star words for you.

And star words are special words that you'll see a lot in today's lesson and they're words that I would like you to use as well.

So, our star words for today: start.

So can you repeat the ones after me? Start, steps, end, below, backwards, forwards, left, right, and route.

So, these are our special words, our star words, for today.

Now I have two words.

This first word says position.

Now, when I'm asking for the position of something, I'm asking you to describe where something is, where something is.

But if I'm asking for the direction also of something, I'm asking you for the line or course in which something is going.

So, position and direction are different.

Position tells me where something is and direction tells me the line or course in which it is going.

So, I'm going to start with my dog up here.

Now, my first set of directions says, move the dog three steps down, three steps down.

So, I start here.

One, two, three.

My next set of direction is to move the dog to the right four steps.

So I'm here now.

One, two, three, four.

So, to get from up here to down here, the easiest and quickest way is to go down three steps, one, two, three, and to the right four steps, one, two, three, four.

Let's try another one.

My first set of directions says, move the dog three steps to the right.

One, two, three.

It then says, move the dog four steps down.

One, two, three, four.

And my final sets of directions says, move the dog two steps to the left.

One, two.

So to get from here to here, it wasn't the quickest or the easiest route.

There was a quicker and easy way I could have gone, but by following these directions down here, I've gone right, I've gone down, and then I've gone left, and this is where my dog has ended up.

So, remember the route that is given might not always be the easiest or quickest route.

Now, what I would like you do: the dog is really, really hungry.

Can you tell him how to get to the pizza? Can you tell him the route starting from the dog to get to the pizza? Now you may want to pick the easiest and quickest route, you may want to do a different route.

It is entirely up to you.

So, could you pause the video now and tell the dog a route to get to the pizza using these star words? These star words are really, really important.

Pause the video now.

Now, there are lots and lots of different routes you could have taken, but here are the two quickest.

So, you may have asked your dog to move the dog four steps to the right one, two, three, four, and then move three steps down, one, two, three, or you might have actually done the reverse because you still get to the same place.

You might do three steps down, one, two, three, and then four steps to the right, one, two, three, four.

So, if you swap these two around, you still end up in the same place.

But remember your route may have been a little bit different to mine.

So if you can, maybe ask a parent or a carer just to check to see yours, if yours is right, if you can.

Okay, so we are going to do a talk task and we're going to play Ms. Mitchell says.

So, could you please stand up? I'm going to say a word or I'm going to give you some directions and I'd like you to do those directions for me.

So, let's start really nice and easy.

Can you take two steps forward? Well done.

Can you take three steps to the left? Fantastic! Can you take one step to the right and one step down? Can you take one step to the right and one step backwards? Three steps forward.

Can you take one step to the left, one step forward, one step to the right? Well done for following those directions.

Now for your independent task, what I would like you to do: I would like you to write down the directions from point A to these three objects: to the dog, to the cat, and to the pizza.

You've got to do it in the fewest possible steps.

So, what I don't want is the longest route and a really, really interesting windy route.

I just want a quick, fewest steps, easy route.

Once you have done that from point A to these objects, I'd then like to do exactly the same from point B.

So then from point B, can you tell me how to get to the dog, the cats, and then the pizza? So press pause now, and then when you're ready for the answers, press play.

And here are the possible answers.

Pause your video now to check see if you've got the same.

If your answers are a little bit different, if you can, ask a parent or carer just to check.

Well done for today.

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Amazing work today.

Now go and complete the quiz to see what you can remember.

Have a good day.