We then went into the hall, where Miss Rushbrooke laid down a piece of wool to represent a line of symmetry. She then chose different children to create a shape or pose with their bodies, and another child had to create the same shape or pose on the other side. We were very good at this, and we had to tell the children if they needed to move closer to the line of symmetry, move their legs closer together, arms higher etc to make sure they both looked the same on each side.
Sometimes it was a little tricky when we had to 'reflect' the shape or pose as if it were a mirror image.
For example, one of us chose to make a star shape- we then had to instruct the second child on how to 'reflect' this on the other side- so the 2 children ended up almost back-to-back.
We then went back into the classroom and created our own symmetrical pictures using coloured shapes and multilink cubes.