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Longmeadow

Primary school

Cracking co-ordinates

This week, we have been learning all about co-ordinates.

We learnt that you need to read or plot the X axis first, then the y axis.   We can remember this by the saying 'a baby learn to crawl before it can walk' or 'along the corridor and up the stairs'.  Can you see us plotting co-ordinates with humans?  We learnt that you can have 4 quadrants too, where you use minus numbers as well as positive numbers.  We used co-ordinates when we learnt about translating a shape.  We gave instructions like 'up 2, left 4' to translate a shape to a new position on the co-ordinate grid.  Finally, we played battleships.  "I won against Grace," cheered Zak. 

by Zak H and Connor S