Here we have a worksheet that takes an early look at position and direction on a grid. Firstly note that whilst the North arrow is showing the rest of the points of the compass are not showing, so it would be a good idea to go over these before attempting this page.
The second thing to note is that it is the squares rather than the lines which are numbered/lettered. The usual convention of reading along the horizontal axis and then the vertical axis applies.
The third thing to note is that each move is made from the position last reached and not reverting back to the start.
The theme is an Easter one, so March/April would be an ideal time for this.
Thanks to urbrainy.com for letting me use this page from their selection of Easter maths activities.
This worksheet can be found in the Year 3 Shape category.
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