Location & Transformation

Year One 2017

Victorian Curriculum Success Criteria Novice Competent Expert
Describe position and movement (VCMMG082)


Describe where an item is placed using everyday language
Use terms next to, beside or in front of, behind, over and under to describe their own location relative to other students
Give and follow directions to familiar locations(VCMMG099)

Level 1

Develop, follow and give simple directional instructions to move themselves or place and orientate objects within a space they can see
Follow short paths on simple drawings and models
Interpret simple maps of familiar locations and identify the relative positions of key features (VCMMG122)

Level 2

Use left and right to describe the position of objects in relation to self  


Use and understand everyday location words to follow and give oral directions about the positions and movements of objects
Describe how to move a piece on a simple board game
Trace a path through a simple drawing of a maze
Locate, follow and orally describe paths on simple maps, models, mazes and grids
Create and interpret simple grid maps to show position and pathways (VCMMG143)

Level 3

Use and understand conventional location language to follow and give directions and describe position
Visualise, find and compare alternative paths on simple maps, grids and mazes.
Use knowledge of proximity to plan and make maps of familiar environments (birds eye view)
Know orientation of north, south, east and west from their own current position
Use grid references to locate and identify objects on a map or diagrams
Interpret and describe location and travel directions using grid references and cardinal compass points on a street directory.
Use simple scales, legends and directions to interpret information contained in basic maps (VCMMG172)

Level 4

Locate co-ordinate points on grids and graph paper
Use a map to plan a journey that visits given points; for example, a paper route
Interpret a scale to calculate actual sizes and distances on a map or plan
Sketch detailed maps orientated to north with attention to distance and direction or showing accurate relative proportion
Use compass directions, co-ordinates, scale and distance, and conventional symbols to describe routes between places shown on maps
Describe movements on isometric dot paper using N, S, E,W, NE, NW, SE,SW