Describe rotations in terms of right angles

Introduced in the Year 2 curriculum as: "Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockw"

If you stand at a point and turn right, that's clockwise (the same way

that hands on a clock will turn). Turn to your left and that's


A full turn is 4 right angles, a half turn is 2 right angles and a quarter

turn is 1 right angle.

Example 1:

This shows a quarter turn clockwise.

Example 2:

This shows a half turn anti-clockwise.

Example 3:

This shows a three quarter turn clockwise.

Example 4:

This shows a three quarter turn anti-clockwise.

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