New
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Year 1

I can describe and extend radiating patterns.

New
New
Year 1

I can describe and extend radiating patterns.

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. Radiating patterns start in the middle and grow around the outside.
2. A radiating pattern can be extended in different ways by choosing different pattern blocks.

### Common misconception

Children may only extend in one direction, rather than in all directions beyond a central point.

Count the spaces to fill around the outside, and then count each pattern block as it is placed around the outside.

### Keywords

• Radiating patterns - A pattern that starts in the middle and grows around the outside.

• Middle - The centre.

• Outside - The outer edge.

• Extend - To make something longer or bigger.

This entire unit protects time for children to play, to seek and explore patterns. This should be continued beyond the lesson. Provide pictures of radiating patterns that children can be inspired by and some that can be extended and corrected.
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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
Extend the pattern, working from left to right. What comes next?
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
I am not sure.
Q2.
Extend the pattern, working from left to right. What comes next?
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
Q3.
Extend the pattern, working from left to right. What comes next?
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
Q4.
Extend the pattern, working from left to right. What comes next?
A
B
Q5.
What is the unit of repeat in this hand drawn repeating pattern?
Correct answer: grey 'square', heart, white 'square'
white 'square', grey 'square', heart
grey 'square', white 'square', heart
Q6.
What is the unit of repeat in this repeating pattern?
Correct answer: rectangle, triangle, triangle, square / long, triangle, triangle, short
rectangle, triangle, square / long, triangle, short
rectangle, triangle, triangle, rectangle / long, triangle, triangle, long

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
True or false, this is a radiating pattern.
False
I am not sure
Q2.
True or false? This is a radiating pattern.
False
I am not sure
Q3.
True or false? This is a radiating pattern.
True
I am not sure
Q4.
Which is a radiating pattern that matches the description? There is a yellow block in the middle.
B
C
Q5.
Which radiating pattern matches the description? There are red blocks around the outside.
A
B