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Practical Reflections in Maths

Using paired reflection, the children in Year 5 choreographed a sequence of different reflective whole body shapes. This practical but fun way of learning, enabled the children to visualise what the reflection would look like and which way it would flip. This technique facilitated the children to better understand their drawings when it was time to draw reflections of shapes in their books.

Here are some examples of the children drawing reflections and translations in their books.

Their practical work has certainly helped them to grasp the task. The National Curriculum says pupils in Year 5 should understand how to identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed.

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