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Listen to Position

We are excited to introduce a new, free resource designed to make learning fun and interactive for Year 1 and Year 2 students. The "Listen to Position" activity focuses on preposition words and concepts of position and direction in maths lessons. This engaging worksheet can be downloaded by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

Understanding Position and Direction

Position and direction are fundamental concepts in early maths education. They help children understand spatial relationships and develop their ability to

follow directions, which are essential skills in everyday life and various academic subjects. The "Listen to Position" activity makes learning these concepts enjoyable and hands-on.

 

Why Use the "Listen to Position" Activity?

  1. Interactive Learning:

    • Transforms a traditional lesson into an interactive and dynamic activity.

    • Encourages students to listen carefully and follow directions precisely.

  2. Hands-On Exploration:

    • Provides a tactile learning experience as students draw on the worksheet.

    • Helps students visualize and understand spatial relationships.

  3. Engaging and Themed:

    • The pet shop theme adds an element of fun and creativity to the lesson.

    • Stimulates curiosity and imagination, making learning more enjoyable.

 

How to Use the "Listen to Position" Activity in Your Maths Lessons

  1. Preparation:

    • Download and print the "Listen to Position" worksheet.

    • Ensure each student has a copy of the worksheet and drawing materials.

  2. Activity Implementation:

    Introduction to Position and Direction:

    • Begin with a brief lesson on position words such as above, below, left, right, and beside.

    • Explain how to follow directions using these words.

    Explain the Activity:

    • Show students the worksheet, which includes a grid with some pet shop animals and items in certain boxes.

    • Explain that you will read out instructions, and they need to listen carefully and draw on the grid according to the directions.

  3. Conducting the Activity:

    Listening and Drawing:

    • Read out the instructions one by one, giving students time to draw each item on their worksheet.

    • For example: "Draw a cat above the pillow," "Draw cheese above the rabbit," "Draw a dog on the left side of the bone."

    • Continue until all 10 directions have been given and drawn.

    Review and Discussion:

    • Once all students have completed the drawing, review the answers together.

    • Discuss the positions of the items and ensure students understand each direction and preposition word.

  4. Integration with Other Lessons:

    Language and Art:

    • Connect the activity with language lessons by discussing the preposition words and creating sentences using them.

    • Use the drawings as part of an art project, where students can color their drawings and create a pet shop scene.

    Maths Concepts:

    • Reinforce other maths concepts such as counting and grid navigation.

    • Introduce more complex directional words and phrases for advanced learners.

 

Benefits of the "Listen to Position" Activity

  • Enhances Listening Skills: Helps students improve their ability to listen carefully and follow verbal instructions.

  • Promotes Spatial Awareness: Develops understanding of spatial relationships and position words.

  • Encourages Active Participation: Makes learning interactive and fun, keeping students engaged.

  • Supports Collaborative Learning: Encourages students to discuss and compare their drawings, fostering teamwork.

The "Listen to Position" activity is a fantastic resource to make learning about position and direction interactive and enjoyable for Year 1 and Year 2 students. Download this free resource today and bring a fun, pet shop-themed lesson into your classroom!

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