Position and Orientation Units of Work

Level 1 Position and orientation

Achievement Objectives Learning Outcomes Unit title
GM1-3
  • use the language of direction to describe the route through a maze
  • use the language of direction to guide a partner through a maze
  • rotate their body and other objects through 1/4 and 1/2 turns
  • follow a sequence of directions
Amazing Mazes
GM1-3
GM1-4
  • describes the position of an object
  • follow and give directions involving 1/2 and 1/4 turns
  • follow and give a sequence of instructions related to movement and position
  • follow a sequence of directions
Scatter Cat
GM1-3
GM1-4
  • describe where objects are using the language of position
  • give and follow instructions using the language of position and direction
Directing Me
GM1-3
GM1-1
  • show a quarter turn and a half turn in a number of situations
  • see that to quarter turns equals on half turn
  • recognise the ‘corner’ of a shape that is equivalent to a quarter turn
Turns

Level 2 Position and orientation

Achievement Objectives Learning Outcomes Unit title
GM2-5
  • give and follow directions using, left , right, up, down, North, South, East and West
  • draw and follow a path on a grid to show a route followed
  • label and follow legends on a map
Rescue
GM2-5
  • describe the difference between movement and direction
  • order a set of movement and direction instructions
  • create a set of instructions
Robots
GM2-6
  • use a map to identify views from a location
  • use compass directions to describe the direction of landmarks
  • describe pathways between map locations
Maps

Level 3 Position and orientation

Achievement Objectives Learning Outcomes Unit title
GM3-5
  • draw and interpret simple scale maps
  • use maps or plans to propose actions
  • understand the use of a compass to specify and find directions
Location, Location
GM3-5
  • find and describe the location of an object using co-ordinates
  • follow and give directions involving turns (left and right), compass directions (N, S, E, W)
  • follow and give instructions involving distances by interpreting simple scales
Street Maps

Level 4 Position and orientation

Achievement Objectives Learning Outcomes Unit title
GM4-7
  • use Cartesian and polar co-ordinates to describe the position of an object
  • find the location of an object using Cartesian or polar co-ordinates
X Marks the Spot
GM4-7
  • Draw a scale map of the classroom
  • Find the location of an object using Cartesian coordinates or bearings
Map it
GM4-7
  • follow directions given in bearings
  • invent their own maps using bearings
  • use a protractor to produce maps
Red October

Level 5 Position and orientation

Achievement Objectives Learning Outcomes Unit title
GM5-5
GM5-6
GM5-7
  • construct perpendicular bisectors of lines
  • construct bisectors of angles
  • use these skills to construct equilateral triangles and squares with a given side length, parallel lines, parallelograms and trapeziums, and regular polygons with a small number of sides
  • use construction techniques, given defined parameters, to produce nets and to illustrate loci
Ruler and compass constructions