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Describing positions and directions on the football pitch

KS1/Foundation
Maths

Describing positions and directions on the football pitch

KS1/Foundation

This pack introduces pupils to the topic of position and direction through the context of football. It starts with simple tasks where pupils locate common football objects and then pupils take on the role of 'manager' and 'player' as they engage in physical tasks and develop skills in giving and following instructions for movement.

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Learning outcomes

Pupils will be able to:

  • describe position and follow instructions for positions using the words 'above', 'below', 'to the left' and 'to the right', with adjacent objects
  • describe position and follow instructions for positions using the words 'above', 'below', 'forwards', 'backwards', 'to the left' and 'to the right', with objects different distances apartmake deductions from information in a data table
  • use measures of turn when describing how to get to a specific location

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Main activity: Find the football kit!

In these two differentiated activity sheets, pupils locate pieces of football kit using their understanding of the key words for describing position and direction.

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Active maths: Football treasure hunt

This resource can be used to support pupils' active learning, allowing them to demonstrate their abilities to give and follow directions in a practical setting.