# maths help ks1

Discussion in 'Primary' started by coffeecakes, Feb 15, 2012.

1. ### coffeecakesNew commenter

Do you teach co-ordinates at ks1? I am looking to stretch my HA y2s in a series of lessons on position and direction. According to the level descriptors co-ordinates on a grid do not come in until level 4, but I have seen them in the past on level 3 ks1 papers. Ks1 teachers, do you teach them?

2. ### coffeecakesNew commenter

Do you teach co-ordinates at ks1? I am looking to stretch my HA y2s in a series of lessons on position and direction. According to the level descriptors co-ordinates on a grid do not come in until level 4, but I have seen them in the past on level 3 ks1 papers. Ks1 teachers, do you teach them?

3. ### minnieminxNew commenter

I did last term. When the main body of the class were working on finding objects on a grid (square A3, B7, etc) the more able were using co-ordinates. Co-ordinates are level 3 in the NC.

4. ### coffeecakesNew commenter

Thank you minnieminx. Can you point me to exactly where in the NC it says that co-ordinates are level 3, I looked in level descriptors for shape and space and could not see it.

5. ### coffeecakesNew commenter

In the number and algebra section at level 4 it says that " Pupils use and interpret coordinates in the first quadrant". I can't find it at level 3 but why then is it in a level 3 paper?

6. ### rainbowdrop86New commenter

I did with most of mine last term as they found l2 stuff very easy.

7. ### impulce

Yep. It is in the L3 SATs paper that we use (2007) and to be honest, most of my MA children get it too - its a fairly simple concept.

8. ### minnieminxNew commenter

We use this document to plan from:

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/learning/west_sussex_grid_for_learning/curriculum/mathematics/primary_mathematics/assessment/progression_through_sublevels.aspx

You need to click on the supporting document link.

Page 24 has co-ords in level 3.