This seasonal resource is aimed at pupils in middle/senior classes or AEN pupils working on co-ordinates from the Shape and Space Strand of the Maths curriculum. It is based on pupils’ ability to work out the co-ordinates of a particular Christmas image on the grid. Pupils should have knowledge of these aspects of maths before engaging in this exercise.
Cut up the sheets into 25 separate cards and laminate them individually. Laminate the large grid also. Pupils should look at the image on the top of each card and place a clothes peg on the correct co-ordinate for that image on the bottom of the card, from the four options given.
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but have a good knowledge of how co-ordinates work. It is a way for them to demonstrate this understanding. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards.
We frequently gave activities such as this for homework to our SEN pupils. It gave them the sense that they had homework like everyone else and it also allowed the parents to see what Maths topic we were currently working on.
This activity could also be used as a fun independent work task completed by a pupil around Christmas time in their work station.