Pattern world. 1: Symmetry in the man-made world
Diane Louise Jordan has the first of three sessions about observation and shapes.
1. Symmetry in the man-made world
In this session the children think of symmetrical shapes they have observed in objects - such as buildings - and then recreate these together in groups.
1: Warm up: Moving parts of the body in symmetry.
2: Symmetrical shapes: Working on their own, the children create symmetrical body shapes based on the man-made objects they have observed.
3: Moving in symmetrical shapes: The children find travelling steps that will allow them to move remaining in symmetry.
4: Linking the ideas together: The children combine symmetrical shape dance with a partner and symmetrical travelling alone.
5: Cool down: Controlled stretches and balances, remaining in a symmetrical position.