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Position and Direction: Turning Shapes (1)

In this worksheet, students say how far round a shape has turned using words such as quarter, half, clockwise and anticlockwise.

'Position and Direction: Turning Shapes (1)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:  Use Language of Position/Direction

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This worksheet is about shapes that have turned.

 

Shapes may be turned a quarter clockwise, a quarter anticlockwise or by half.

Remind yourself of the clockwise and anticlockwise direction and think of the hands turning on a clock or a watch.

 

 

Let's look at the letter E.

 

Here it is in its correct position:

 

 

When we turn it a quarter turn clockwise it goes from the original to this position.

 

When we turn it a half turn it goes from the original to this position.

For half turns, we can go clockwise or anticlockwise – it doesn't matter!

 

  

 

When we turn it a quarter turn anticlockwise it goes from the original to this position.

 

  

Describe how the letter E has turned.

 

  

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

Describe how the letter E has turned.

 

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

Describe how the shapes have turned.

 

 

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

Describe how the shapes have turned.

 

  

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

Describe how the shapes have turned.

 

 

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

Describe how the shapes have turned.

 

 

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

Describe how the shapes have turned.

 

 

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

Describe how the shapes have turned.

 

 

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

Describe how the shapes have turned.

 

 

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

Describe how the shapes have turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

  • Question 1

Describe how the letter E has turned.

 

  

CORRECT ANSWER
quarter clockwise
EDDIE SAYS

  • Question 2

Describe how the letter E has turned.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
half
EDDIE SAYS
This is half a turn clockwise or anticlockwise.
  • Question 3

Describe how the shapes have turned.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
quarter clockwise
EDDIE SAYS

  • Question 4

Describe how the shapes have turned.

 

  

CORRECT ANSWER
half
EDDIE SAYS
This is half a turn clockwise or anticlockwise.
  • Question 5

Describe how the shapes have turned.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
quarter anticlockwise
EDDIE SAYS
The shape has turned anticlockwise.
  • Question 6

Describe how the shapes have turned.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
quarter anticlockwise
EDDIE SAYS
The arrow has turned anticlockwise.
  • Question 7

Describe how the shapes have turned.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
half
EDDIE SAYS
This is half a turn clockwise or anticlockwise.
  • Question 8

Describe how the shapes have turned.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
quarter clockwise
EDDIE SAYS

  • Question 9

Describe how the shapes have turned.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
half
EDDIE SAYS
This is half a turn clockwise or anticlockwise.
  • Question 10

Describe how the shapes have turned.

CORRECT ANSWER
half
EDDIE SAYS
This is half a turn clockwise or anticlockwise.
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