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Year 1

# Composing pattern block images

I can make different pictures and patterns using pattern blocks.

New
New
Year 1

# Composing pattern block images

I can make different pictures and patterns using pattern blocks.

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. Pattern blocks can be used to create pictures and patterns.
2. Pattern blocks can be rotated to fit them against other blocks.
3. Different pattern blocks can be used to fill the same shape.
4. Joining the pattern blocks in different ways will create different shapes.

### Common misconception

May not identify which pattern block will fill the shape of a space.

Model filling spaces using trial and error, each time describing why it does / does not fit.

### Keywords

• Pattern blocks - Blocks or tiles of different shapes.

• Picture - An image.

• Rotate - To spin around.

• Pattern - An arrangement that follows a rule. A repeated set of numbers, shapes or objects.

Allow children time to explore and play with blocks, to both print and make pictures and patterns. Task them to create specific pictures eg. can you make a person? Protect time to allow children to make pictures with other found materials as well.
Teacher tip

### Licence

This content is © Oak National Academy Limited (2024), licensed on Open Government Licence version 3.0 except where otherwise stated. See Oak's terms & conditions (Collection 2).

## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
How many hats are there?
4
6
Q2.
Match each set of counters to the numeral that represents how many there are altogether.

7

5

6

Q3.
Which hat has a pattern?
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
Q4.
Which animal has a pattern?
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
Q5.
Which cake has a pattern?
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
Q6.
How many objects have a pattern?
3
5

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
What are these called?
patterns
colours
Q2.
Which two pictures use the same pattern blocks?
A
Q3.
Which picture could you make with these blocks?
B
C
Q4.
Which picture shows that this purple pattern block has been rotated?
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
Q5.
Which picture could you make with these pattern blocks?
A