# Term 2 Week 6 – Symmetry

During week 6 besides writing the number 2 the children were introduced to the concept of symmetry.

I first explained that there are objects around us which when cut or folded in half both sides look exactly the same.  I should them some examples in class like a picture of a butterfly, a heart, a rectangle.

The children were very enthusiastic to find their own symmetrical patterns in class.  They mainly focused on the patterns of their cushions.  They watched a video clip to consolidate their understanding of this new concept.

Symmetry song

The children had some hands of experience of creating a symmetrical shape precisely a cute little monster.

Step 1 – They folded an a4 piece of art paper in 2.

Step 2 – Then we placed 3 large blobs of paint on one side of the paper.  They carefully folded the paper and rubbed gently over it.

Step 3 – They carefully opened it and saw the symmetric effect of the colours.  Please see below some photos of the children at work   🙂

They also played symmetrical games on the interactive whiteboard.  Here is the link so that the can practice at home through play.

Top Marks website

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-sorting
Last but not least they placed blocks onto a folded piece of paper experimenting with different symmetrical shapes.

Here are some photos from the 3 activities