# Teaching for mastery in primary maths

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## Turns

• Year group: Year 1
• Term: Summer
• Topic: Geometry
• Duration: 1 weeks
• Keystage: KS1
• Age Range: 5 to 6 yrs
• Unit can be taught out of sequence: Y
• Week Range: 6

In this chapter, pupils describe position, direction and motion, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns.

Pupils make whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns in both directions and connect turning clockwise with the movement on a clock face. They use the language of turns to describe position, direction and motion, as well as “left”, “right”, “top”, “middle”, “bottom”, “on top of”, “in front of”, “above”, “between”, “around”, “near”, “close”, “far”, “up”, “down”, “forwards”, “backwards”, “inside” and “outside”.

## Resources for this topic

### White Rose Maths

#### Position

A position worksheet for year 1

#### Turns

A true or false resource for year 1 on half turns, quarter turns and three quarter turns.

### Mathematics Mastery

#### Turns

Mathematical discussion is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Talk Tasks are a brilliant way of enabling pupils to develop their mathematical language, thinking, understanding and confidence.

This activity explores the concept of turns.

• Talk tasks are best completed in mixed attainment pairs, with pupils taking turns to listen and construct arguments
• Emphasis is on discussion rather than the solution, encouraging pupils to use key language and talk in full sentences
• Ask pupils to prove their answers in a variety of ways, using the CPA approach to support mathematical understanding and number sense

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This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

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#### Turns

Mathematical discussion is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Talk Tasks are a brilliant way of enabling pupils to develop their mathematical language, thinking, understanding and confidence.

This activity explores the concept of turns.

• Talk tasks are best completed in mixed attainment pairs, with pupils taking turns to listen and construct arguments
• Emphasis is on discussion rather than the solution, encouraging pupils to use key language and talk in full sentences
• Ask pupils to prove their answers in a variety of ways, using the CPA approach to support mathematical understanding and number sense

Like what you see? Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.

### Resources shared by teachers

#### Position and Direction : Year 1 - Summer Term - White Rose Maths

This resource has been designed to support the delivery of the White Rose Maths Scheme Year 1 Geometry: Position and Direction - Year 1 GEOMETRY: Position and Direction– Summer Term - Block 3 – Week 6.

The resource focuses on the following White Rose Maths small steps:

Describe turns
Describe Position (1)
Describe Position (2)

The resource contains 36 worksheets / activities (concrete, pictorial and abstract) linked to the above small steps with an emphasis on the mastery approach to learning advocated by the White Rose scheme and includes reasoning and problem-solving tasks.

These resources will develop the pupils ability to achieve the following Year 2 Maths National Curriculum Objectives:-

Describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three quarter turns

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