KS1 Maths Quiz
Year 1 Position, Direction and Motion
There are many words we use to describe direction, like up, down, left and right.

Year 1 Position, Direction and Motion

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and numeracy for children aged 5 and 6 in year 1. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with using the language of position, direction and motion.

Knowing and using the language of position, direction and movement is an important milestone in Year 1. A good understanding of words in the language, such as left and right, top, middle and bottom, on top of, in front of, above, between, around, near, close and far, up and down, forwards and backwards, inside and outside, will help Year 1 children do well with geometry work on position, direction and movement.

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  1. Question 1

    What should you do to set the timer for 30 minutes?
    This would need half a turn clockwise, which is the direction clock hands move
  2. Question 2

    Where is the yellow plant pot?
    There are two on either side, so it's in the middle
  3. Question 3

    Where is the man standing?
    He is right at the very top of the mountain!
  4. Question 4

    Where are the trees in this picture?
    The trees are on top of the hill, far away
  5. Question 5

    Which statement is true?
    The dog is outside but might use the dog flap to come inside
  6. Question 6

    How would you set the timer for 15 minutes?
    A quarter turn clockwise would make the timer point to 15 minutes
  7. Question 7

    Cars have to drive ______ a roundabout.
    Cars go around a roundabout in a clockwise direction
  8. Question 8

    This family is standing _______ their house.
    They are in front of their house
  9. Question 9

    How could we describe the position of the 'Yuck' sign?
    There are three signs: 'Best' on top, 'Not Bad' in the middle and 'Yuck' on the bottom
  10. Question 10

    This arrow is pointing....
    The arrow is pointing to the right

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