In this section, you will be introduced to the issues surrounding the teaching and learning of coordinates (also referred to as position and direction in Key Stages 1 and 2). You will also be given the opportunity to develop your personal subject knowledge.
At Key Stage 1 children are introduced to ways of describing the positions of objects. They will also be introduced to directional language. At Key Stage 2 children's knowledge is developed further by learning about the use of co-ordinates to specify positions and compass directions and bearings to specify direction.