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Position and Direction

In Year One, children use ordinal numbers to describe the position of objects. They also begin to use left and right to describe direction.

Year Two build on their knowledge of left and right to describe the movement of shapes. They also begin using the language of 'clockwise' and 'anti-clockwise' to describe turns. 

Children return to their position and direction learning in Year Four. Co-ordinates in the first quadrant are introduced with children describing and plotting them. They also begin describing translations using left/right and up/down, which they learnt previously.

In Year Five, children build on their knowledge of translations and continue plotting points on a grid. They also begin reflecting shapes including successive reflection. 

Year Six build on their knowledge of co-ordinates by plotting and reading points in four quadrants. They use this when translating and reflecting shapes.