Year 2 Position, Direction and Movement
Clockwise means moving in the same direction as the hands of a clock.

Year 2 Position, Direction and Movement

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 6 and 7 in year 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with using mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise).

Knowing and using the languages of position, direction and movement is a skill developed in Year 2. A good understanding of words 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, which describe position and movement, will help Year 2 children move on to talk about rotating and turning in both directions.

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Question 1
This child is running...
He is chasing the ball and running in a straight line
Question 2
If she blows and the windmill makes 3 full turns, what colour would be at the top?
Every full turn would result in everything being back at the starting position
Question 3
At the moment, the cucumber slices are near the bottom of the picture.
If I gave the plate half a turn, where would they be?
At the bottom of the picture
On the left of the picture
On the right of the picture
At the top of the picture
Turning clockwise or anticlockwise would give the same result
Question 4
In order to turn the hob up to 3, she should...
Pull hard
Turn the knob in an anticlockwise direction
Turn the knob in a clockwise direction
Press hard
To get from 2 to 3, the knob would have to turn to the right
Question 5
These arrows tell us that traffic should move around the roundabout in which direction?
Everyone travelling in this way means fewer accidents!
Question 6
If they walk forwards, what is most likely to happen first?
They will jump in the air
The tips of the arrows will meet
They will fall off
They will start to run
They are facing each other, so walking forwards means they will meet
Question 7
If I turned this picture a quarter turn anticlockwise, which way would the stick be pointing?
To the left
Straight up
Straight down
To the right
Turning anticlockwise means turning the opposite way the clock hands travel
Question 8
If he gave his arrow half a turn, in which direction would it point?
Straight down
Straight up
To the right
To the left
Half a turn means pointing in the opposite direction
Question 9
If the needle turned a quarter of a turn clockwise, which word would the red tip point to?
The arrow would turn the same way the clock hands travel
Question 10
If the minute hand makes a three-quarter turn clockwise, which number will it be pointing to?
Three quarters is the same as 45 minutes on the clock face
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Movement

Author:  Angela Smith

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