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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