Maths in Year 1
The transition from Reception to Year 1 sees a greater emphasis on arithmetic, and written (as well as mental) methods.
The national curriculum end of year expectations for year 1 maths:
- Count to and across 100, forwards & backwards from any number.
- Read and write numbers to 20 in numerals & words.
- Read and write numbers to 100 in numerals.
- Say 1 more/1 less to 100.
- Count in multiples of 2, 5 & 10.
- Use bonds and subtraction facts to 20.
- Add & subtract 1 digit & 2 digit numbers to 20, including zero.
- Solve one-step multiplication and division using objects, pictorial representation and arrays. • Recognise half and quarter of object, shape or quantity.
- Sequence events in chronological order.
- Use language of day, week, month and year.
- Tell time to hour & half past.
Maths at Beaumont Primary Academy
Whole Class/Group Learning
- Children count daily as a class (chanting)
- Children have opportunities to write numbers
- explore numbers in context (how many children are here today? How many whiteboards do we need?)
- recording maths activities
- daily oral/mental starters which develop children’s key fact recall and fluency
- provides specific maths activities and challenges as appropriate to the development of the children
- maths resources are available in different areas of the provision
- maths is encouraged outside
Enriching your child’s maths:
If your child is achieving well in maths they are not necessarily fast tracked to the content of the next year groups curriculum. They will be enriched with a breadth of knowledge and more opportunities to use and apply their skills.
To encourage talks for maths picture maths is used to develop their mathematical language to problem solve and show their understanding.
Mastery in maths
Problem solving, reasoning and explaining lie at the heart of mathematics and in pupils’ capacity to use their arithmetic skills in a variety of contexts. However it is being a mathematical thinker and problem-solver that leads to real success in mathematics. Therefore it is recommended that schools “increase emphasis on problem solving across the mathematics curriculum”
Problem solving tasks are set regularly for your child at Beaumont from
-White Rose Maths Hub http://wymathshub.co.uk/
-Mastery maths https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/
-Pearson Power Maths https://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/Primary/Mathematics/