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Maths should be taught for 45-60 minutes a day. This may include practical activities, worksheets, mental maths, MyMaths tasks or online games. Your child will need varying support with the maths curriculum areas and will most likely need to use concrete objects and other practical resources to support their learning. There is a hundred square in your resource pack that should be available for your child to use during maths activities when possible. Blocks and cubes, number lines, number bond cards, analogue clocks and measuring equipment may also be useful resources to support your child's learning.


Number and Place Value

Year 1 children should be able to count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, from any given number. They should be able to identify one more and one less of a number and identify which numbers are odd and which are even. Children will be able to read and write numbers to 100 in numerals but should only be expected to write numbers 1 to 20 in words. Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s should be practised as should using the language of equal to, more than, less than, most and least. 


Addition and Subtraction

Children in year 1 should be taught to read, write and interpret the following signs + (add), - (subtract) and = (equals). They should know their number bonds to 10 and to 20 and the related subtraction facts. Addition and subtraction number sentences should be should include only 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20, including zero. Children should be able to solve one-step addition and subtraction problems, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems. 


Multiplication and Division

Your child should be taught to solve one-step multiplication and division problems using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays. You may need to heavily support your child with this and guide them to make connections between arrays, number patterns, and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.



Children should be taught to recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity, and a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.



Children in Year 1 are expected to be able to measure, record, compare, describe and solve practical problems for:

Lengths and heights, mass/weight, capacity and volume, time.

They should recognise and know the value of different coins and notes, be able to sequence events in chronological order, and tell the time to the hour and half past the hour.



Your child should be able to recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes, and describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns.