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Position and direction in football

KS1/Foundation
Maths

Position and direction in football

KS1/Foundation
Position and direction

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.

What resources are in this pack?

How long does it take to deliver this pack?

clock This should be around 35 to 50 minutes.

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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Quiz: Position and direction in football

Take this fun quiz to test yourself on the position of different football objects in a grid. Try it again at the end of today’s lesson to see if your understanding has improved.

The answers can be found at the end of the quiz.


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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.



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Football treasure hunt challenge

Football Treasure Hunt is a fun activity that will get your pupils on their feet to demonstrate their understanding of how to give and follow directions.

This can be set as a homework task.