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Y1 Mathematics

The National Curriculum for Mathematics in Year 1Hover over blue text to see non-statutory examples. 

Ma1/2.1    Number & Place Value

Ma1/2.1a    count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number

Ma1/2.1b    count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s

Ma1/2.1c    given a number, identify 1 more and 1 less

Ma1/2.1d    identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least

Ma1/2.1e    read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words.

Ma1/2.2    Addition & Subtraction

Ma1/2.2a    read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs

Ma1/2.2b    represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20

Ma1/2.2c    add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including 0

Ma1/2.2d    solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 = ? - 9.


Ma1/2.3    Multiplication & Division

Ma1/2.3a    solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher.

Ma1/2.4    Fractions

Ma1/2.4a    recognise, find and name a half as 1 of 2 equal parts of an object, shape or quantity

Ma1/2.4b    recognise, find and name a quarter as 1 of 4 equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.


Ma1/3.1    Measurement

Ma1/3.1a    compare, describe and solve practical problems for:
  1. lengths and heights [for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/hal]
  2. mass / weight
  3. capacity and volume
  4. time
Ma1/3.1b    measure and begin to record the following:
  1. lengths and heights
  2. mass/weight
  3. capacity and volume
  4. time (hours, minutes, seconds)
Ma1/3.1c    recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes

Ma1/3.1d    sequence events in chronological order using language

Ma1/3.1e    recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years

Ma1/3.1f    tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.

Ma1/3.2    Properties of Shapes

Ma1/3.2a    recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes, including:
  1. 2-D shapes
  2. 3-D shapes

Ma1/3.3    Position and Direction

Ma1/3.3a    describe position, directions and movements, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns.