I was in a year 1 class today and the teacher had set up a directions activity with the class. She had adapted my teddies activity and was using giant playing cards for the students to use as a grid or maze for them to collect teddies along the way.

What I was particularly impressed with was the precision of the language that these year 1 students were using. The teacher had used a key feature of each of the walls in the class, the numbers, the sink, the colours etc to enable the students to orient their character in the maze, without them having to use left and right, which is a directional skill they have yet to master. This solution was excellent, you can hear the precision of the language in the video clip.

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