# Teaching for mastery in primary maths

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## Rotation

• Year group: Year 2
• Term: Summer
• Topic: Geometry
• Duration: 3 weeks
• Keystage: KS1
• Age Range: 6 to 7 yrs
• Unit can be taught out of sequence: Y
• Week Range: 1 - 3

In this chapter, pupils describe turn and movement in a straight line.

Pupils continue to use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and motion, including movement in a straight line. They distinguish between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles. They describe quarter, half and three-quarter turns, both clockwise and anti-clockwise.

Pupils describe turn by applying rotations in right angles. This ought to be done in practical contexts. For example, pupils may move themselves, give instructions to other pupils or program robots.

## Resources for this topic

### White Rose Maths

#### Rotation

Direct link to our Y2 scheme.

#### Basic rotation

Turns and rotation.

### Mathematics Mastery

#### Rotation

Enabling pupils to develop their mathematical reasoning skills through independent work is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

This activity explores the concept of rotation.

• Pupils should complete these tasks using concrete manipulatives as part of the CPA approach
• Pupils should be encouraged to explain their working in full sentences
• These tasks may be adapted with pupils working in pairs to encourage mathematical discussion

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#### Rotation

Deepening pupils’ understanding of key mathematical ideas is a core element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Our Key Constructs highlight the essential mathematical concepts all pupils are expected to grasp within each year group, with accompanying guidance for assessing pupil progress.

Our Key Constructs are closely aligned to the National Curriculum’s objectives. We know these can be tricky to evidence, so we’ve included an example task for each concept, as well as ideas to support slower-graspers and depth tasks to challenge higher-attaining pupils.

• Pupils should work through the tasks independently
• Teachers should incorporate the CPA approach to support pupils’ learning
• Opportunities for depth and scaffolding are built into each task

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 2 - Summer Term - White Rose Maths

This resource contains the first of three packs designed to support the delivery of the White Rose Maths Scheme Year 2 Geometry: Position and Direction - Weeks 1-3 of the Summer Term.

The resource focuses on the following White Rose Maths ‘small steps’

Describing movement
Describing turns
Describing movement and turns
Making patterns with shapes

The resource contains 21 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. Answer keys and solutions are included.

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

Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement including movement in a straight line and in distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise directions).

Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences.

Year 2 Geometry: Position and Direction - Week 3

Year 2 Geometry: Position and Direction Bundle

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#### Position and Direction : Year 2 - Summer Term - White Rose Maths

This resource contains the second of three packs designed to support the delivery of the White Rose Maths Scheme Year 2 Geometry: Position and Direction - Weeks 1-3 of the Summer Term.

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

Describing movement
Describing turns
Describing movement and turns
Making patterns with shapes

The resource contains 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:

Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement including movement in a straight line and in distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise directions).

Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences.

Year 2 Geometry: Position and Direction - Week 1

Year 2 Geometry: Position and Direction - Week 3

Year 2 Geometry: Position and Direction Bundle

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#### Position and Direction - Year 2: Summer Term - White Rose Maths

This resource contains the third of three packs designed to support the delivery of the White Rose Maths Scheme Year 2 Geometry: Position and Direction - Weeks 1-3 of the Summer Term.

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

Describing movement
Describing turns
Describing movement and turns
Making patterns with shapes

The resource contains 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. Answer keys and solutions are included.

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

Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement including movement in a straight line and in distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise directions).
Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences.

Year2 Geometry: Position and Direction - Week 1

Year 2 Geometry: Position and Direction - Week 2

Year 2 Geometry: Position and Direction Bundle

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#### Position and Direction: Year 2 - Summer Term - White Rose Maths

This resource contains three packs of worksheets and activities designed to support the delivery of the White Rose Maths Scheme Year 2 Geometry: Position and Direction - Weeks 1-3 of the Summer Term.

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

1. Describing movement
2. Describing turns
3. Describing movement and turns
4. Making patterns with shapes

The resource contains 43 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. Answer keys and solutions are included.

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

Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement including movement in a straight line and in distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise directions).

Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences.

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#### Rotating a shape around a point. Whole lesson +AFL

A lesson and worksheet AFl assessed through ABCD cards. I have used this for a very low ability year 9 group NOTE: I have taken parts from other peoples powerpoints but I cannot remember who they were so I apologise. I thought putting them in this form was particularly useful

#### Rotational symmetry

I can't take credit for the main PowerPoint presentation. All I have done is make adjustments to suit my class and included a range of SAT style starters. The worksheets will cover a few days work and are suitable for different abilities. Some of them also include an extension that ran alongside our work on space and shape, so check these to make sure they are suitable for your class. Hope this helps!

#### Rotator

This is an interactive tool to model shape rotation and discuss line symmetry. Turn the shapes by half a turn or a quarter of a turn, both clockwise and anti-clockwise. A useful variation is to turn a shape whilst pupils have their eyes closed, then ask pupils to identify which rotation you applied.

Note: This is a Flash activity and may not work on all devices and browsers. We recommend IE.