P6/7 have recently been learning about symmetry in maths. Yesterday, we took advantage of the nice weather and completed symmetry related activities outdoors. Firstly, we identified symmetrical objects in our playground, stating the number of lines of symmetry each object had. Next, we worked together to create symmetrical patterns, with some pupils challenging themselves to create shapes with rotational symmetry. Lastly, we worked in a bigger group to create a large scale “Art Attack” style symmetrical picture using PE equipment.
Afterwards, we evaluated the session based on “The Excellent Lesson”. The lesson met many aspects of this, including learning outdoors, carrying out a variety of activities, using different resources, working on our own and in groups and thinking creatively to solve problems.