 KS1 – Year 1 Maths – New Curriculum

These are the types of maths questions that children aged 5 to 6 in year 1, should be able to answer. The descriptions below can be used to determine what children learning KS1 Maths should be able to do.

NUMBER
Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number.
Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.
Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals.
Given a number, identify one more and one less
Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words
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
CALCULATIONS (+, –, ÷, ×)
Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.
Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero
Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) and equals (=) signs
Solve one-step problems that involve + and –, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 = ⬜ – 9
Solve one-step problems involving '×' and '÷', by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with teacher support
FRACTIONS
Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity
Recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.
MEASUREMENT
Compare, describe and solve practical problems for:
- lengths and heights (e.g. long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half)
- mass or weight (e.g. heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than)
- capacity/volume (full/empty, more than, less than, quarter)
- time (quicker, slower, earlier, later)
Measure and begin to record the following:
- lengths and heights
- mass or weight
- capacity/volume
- time (hours, minutes,seconds)
Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes
Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.
Sequence events in chronological order using language such as: before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening
Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years
GEOMETRY shape properties
Recognise and name common 2-D (e.g. rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles)
Recognise and name common 3-D shapes, (e.g. cuboids (including cubes), pyramids and spheres)
GEOMETRY position/direction
Describe position, directions and movements, including half, quarter and three-quarter turns