# Maths

## Year 1 Maths

Mathematical skills in Year 1 are taught using a large variety of fun practical activities, a range of equipment and the Abacus maths scheme. The development of confidence and independence is achieved through tailoring activities to individual boys’ needs. Support and extension work is always available.

## Autumn Term

• The boys will be given the opportunity, through discussion and activities, to use and apply mathematics in a practical way.
• They will be encouraged to solve problems, to develop mathematical language and their skills of communication and reasoning.
• The boys will reinforce early number recognition to 20, estimate, count, order and understand the value of numbers to 20 and beyond.
• They will solve addition and subtraction calculations and learn to put the larger numbers first when solving subtraction problems.
• We will count in twos and tens.
• We will use a variety of strategies to calculate 1,2 or 3 more or less than a given number
• We will add several single digit numbers and develop understanding of place value
• Number bonds of 5,6 and 10 will be explored and finding one more or less than a given number.
• Skills in describing position will be improved as well as simple measuring skills.
• The boys will become more confident in using coins
• Learn doubles to 5

## Spring Term

• The boys will be encouraged to solve problems, to develop mathematical language and their skills of communication and reasoning.
• We will reinforce early number recognition, estimate, count, order and understand the value of numbers.
• They will solve addition and subtraction calculations involving larger numbers including those crossing multiples of ten
• They will measure length by direct comparison of 2 or more objects and use non-standard units and begin to use rulers
• Their recognition of the properties of common 2D and 3D shapes will be reinforced
• The boys will practise their number bonds to 10, use them to add 3 single-digit numbers and to make pairs of numbers that total 20
• Revision of the order of the days of the week, months of the year and seasons
• Count in tens, fives and twos
• Recognise odd and even numbers
• Learn doubles of numbers greater than 5
• Derive related subtraction facts from addition facts
• Tell the time to o’clock and half past on digital and analogue clocks
• Begin to identify halves and quarters of 2D shapes

## Summer Term

• We will consolidate the boys understanding of place value
• Recognise patterns on a hundred square
• Continue to explore strategies for adding and subtracting numbers
• Further develop skills in measuring weight and capacity using non-standard and standard measures
• Improve skills in reading and creating tables and block graphs
• Recognise halves and quarters of shapes and numbers
• Begin to know 2/2=1, 4/4=1 and 2/4=1/2
• Recognise, name and use coins 1p–£2 and £5 and £10 notes; solve repeated addition problems using coins; make equivalent amounts using coins, solve change problems
• Tell the time to the half hour and quarter hour on analogue and digital clocks
• Read, interpret and create pictograms;
• Improve ruler skills for measuring length
•  Recognise and continue repeating patterns