Exploring symmetry with Year 2

Elmhurst School for Boys

6th March 2015

In Year 2, we have been learning about symmetry in our Maths lessons.

During our Forest School session on Tuesday this week, we went on a hunt for parts of nature that are symmetrical. We found lots of symmetrical leaves and patterns in tree bark. After this, we made symmetrical patterns and pictures, such as butterflies, dragonflies and beetles using materials that we found in the woods.

Back in the classroom, we worked in pairs to create some beautiful pinboard designs and even made half a design for our partner to reflect. This was a bit more tricky as we had to look carefully at the exact positions of the coloured pins and count the number of holes away from the line of symmetry, to ensure that the reflection was accurate.

At first, it was very tricky to understand the difference between a repeating pattern and a reflection, but we are now confident that we can tell the difference and complete either type of pattern accurately.

View photos of Year 2 at Forest School.

View photos of Year 2 working on their symmetrical pinboard designs.

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