Shape and space in the primary curriculum
 

Spatial awareness - first and second class

Content for first class

The child should be enabled to

  • Explore, discuss, develop and use the vocabulary of spatial relations e.g. between, underneath, on top of, around, through, left and right.
    Explore closed shapes (e.g. circle), so that one walks from one point back to the same point without having to turn around?
    Explore open shapes (e.g. V-shape), where one has to turn around to get back to the starting point make body shapes?
  • Give and follow simple directions within classroom and school settings e.g. from desk to window, from classroom to school hall, from classroom to school yard
    and explore and solve practical problems?

Content for second class

The child should be enabled to

  • Explore, discuss, develop and use the vocabulary of spatial relations?
  • Give and follow simple directions within classroom and school settings, including turning directions using half and quarter turns, turning on the spot to face in different directions, take 2 steps forward, do a half turn, take 3 steps forward etc?
    Pupils give instructions to other pupils.
    Use mazes, grids, board games, computer.
    They explore and solve practical problems.