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Using positional and proportional language

I can describe the position of an object using the correct vocabulary.

New
New
Year 1

Using positional and proportional language

I can describe the position of an object using the correct vocabulary.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

1. Most positional words describe where an object is in relation to one other position.
2. In between describes where an object is in relation to two other positions.

Common misconception

Children may confuse some of the terms such as 'below' and 'between'.

Create visuals to display which will prompt children to think about the meaning of each word. Give opportunities to explore these words in play, for example when building with blocks ask children to place the red block above the green block.

Keywords

• Above/below - Above shows the position of an object is higher than something else. Below shows that it is lower.

• Over/under/on - Over/under shows the position of something is directly above/beneath something else. On shows that it is sitting on top of something else.

• In front/behind - In front shows the position of an object is further forward than something else. Behind shows that it is further back.

• Between - Between describes the position of an object being in the space separating two other objects.

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Starter quiz

6 Questions

Q1.
In which direction is the arrow pointing?
Q2.
True or false. This arrow is pointing to the left.
True
Q3.
Match the parts of the sentences.
Correct Answer:The church is on Izzy's,left

left

Correct Answer:The hous is on Izzy's,right

right

Q4.
In which direction are the arrows pointing?

down

up

Q5.
Which directions would help Pedro to find his family?
Right 3 squares
Q6.
Order the instructions that the mouse will take to find the cheese.
1 - Go left 3 squares
2 - Go up 2 squares
3 - Go left 1 square

Exit quiz

6 Questions

Q1.
Which image shows that Pedro is under something else?
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
Q2.
Where is Pedro?
in front of the box
on the box
Q3.
Match the parts of the sentence to show the position of the toys.
Correct Answer:The teddy is,above the car

above the car

Correct Answer:The ball is,below the rocket

below the rocket

Correct Answer:The unicorn is,below the robot

below the robot

Correct Answer:The rocket is,above the ball

above the ball

Q4.
Match the letter with the position of the frog,
Correct Answer:a,in front of the log

in front of the log

on the log