Year One Maths: What should a child be learning?

(6 Posts)
cenicienta Tue 26-Mar-13 16:20:23

We don't live in the UK and I have absolutely no idea what my dc (6yrs / yr 1 equivalent) should be able to do at this age when it comes to maths.

Could someone give me a basic outline of what an average UK year 1 pupil should all be able to do by the end of year 1? That would be very helpful.

Teachercreature Tue 26-Mar-13 18:39:50

This gives a broad outline for you - Y1 and Y2 make up Key Stage 1, so bear in mind this is talking about by the end of Y2 what they hope for. You can use the links at the side to look at the different areas of Maths. The "attainment targets" break it down more for age - as a rough guide they hope for a Level 1 in year 1 (but this doesn't then entirely correspond up the school years, confusingly!) Changes are planned though for Sept 2014!

www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/primary/b00199044/mathematics/ks1

If you'd like more detail you can look at the archived list of detailed objectives here:
webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110809091832/teachingandlearningresources.org.uk/collection/3951

Oh and this gives a good explanation of levels too, which might help: www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/07/06/decoding-your-childs-school-report-national-curriculum-school-levels-assessments/

Hope that helps!

Tiggles Tue 26-Mar-13 20:36:47

DS2 is in year 1, he is currently doubling and halving numbers. He was already confident in the 10x table, and currently wanders about working out the answers to things like 'double 60', or 'half 40'.

Previously they were doing change, e.g. what different combinations of coins can make up 17p. How much change would you get if you had 20p and spent 7p type things.

Before that they were doing simple addition/subtractions with numbers up to about 20 I think, but also looking at adding 10 more onto any two digit number.

blueberryupsidedown Tue 26-Mar-13 20:50:31

Shapes, 3d shapes, number bonds up to ten and 20, half and doubles, tens and units, understanding some of the maths symbols ( +,-, =), understand and work with 100 number squares, count in 2s, in 3s, in 10s (from any number - ie 3-13-23-33-43). Spot simple patterns.

cenicienta Fri 29-Mar-13 19:43:49

Thanks for this. Is there any on line evaluation?

Teachercreature Fri 29-Mar-13 22:09:09

Could try this one? http://www.right2learn.co.uk/

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