Please select the year group below to see the basic skills taught:

Nursery

Numbers and Place Value

  • Recite numbers to 10 in order
  • Count up to 10 objects
  • Compare 2 groups of objects and say when they have the same number
  • Select the correct numeral to represent 1-5 objects
  • Select the correct numeral to represent 1-10 objects
  • Compare 2 groups of objects and say which has more
  • Compare 2 groups of objects and say which has fewer
  • Says the number that is 1 more than a given number
  • Find the total number of objects in 2 groups by counting them all (up to 10)

Shape, Space and Measure

  • Uses positional language (on top, under, behind, in front)
  • Talk about the shape of everyday objects
  • Order 3 items by length
  • Order 3 items by height
  • Use everyday objects or shapes to recreate or create a pattern.
  • Select a named 2D shape (square, circle, rectangle, triangle)
  • Describe their relative position
Reception

Number and Place Value

  • Recite numbers from 1 to 20.
  • Place numbers 1 to 20 in order.
  • Say which is 1 more than a number (within 20)
  • Say which is 1 less than a number (within 20)
  • Count objects up to 20.
  • Select the correct numeral to match a quantity (1-20)
  • Use objects to add 2 single digit numbers – Count all to find total
  • Use objects to add 2 single digit numbers – Count on to find total
  • Use objects to subtract 2 single digit numbers
  • Use a number line to subtract 2 single digit numbers by counting back
  • Use apparatus to double 1,2,3,4,5.
  • Use apparatus to halve 2,4,6,8,10.
  • Use apparatus to share equally (amounts within 20)

Shape, Space and Measure

  • Compare & order objects by length – say which is longer/shorter
  • Compare & order objects by height – say which is taller/shorter
  • Compare & order objects by weight – say which is heavier/lighter
  • Compare quantities – say which has more
  • Compare quantities – say which has less (if it’s an amount) or fewer (if it’s objects)
  • Use positional language – behind, in front, next to, under, between, on top.
  • Use everyday language of distance
  • Use everyday language of time
  • Use everyday language of money
  • Recognise patterns
  • Describe patterns
  • Create patterns
  • Name 2D shapes (square, circle, rectangle, triangle)
  • Describe 2D shapes using mathematical language (side, corner, straight, curved)
  • Name 3D shapes (cube, sphere, cone, pyramid)
  • Explore everyday objects and use mathematical language to describe them.
Year 1

Number and Place Value

  • Identify numbers on 100 squares, number lines & other visual representations.
  • Represent numbers using objects (deinnes, cubes, sorting objects etc)
  • Use the vocabulary of equal to, more than, less than, fewer than, most, least.
  • Read & write numbers up to 100 in numerals.
  • Write numbers 1 to 20 in words.
  • Count on in 1s from 0 to 100
  • Count back in 1s from 0 to 100
  • Say a number 1 more and 1 less from any given number with 100.
  • Count in 2s up to 100
  • Count in 5s up to 100
  • Count in 10s up to 100
  • Use ordinal numbers (first, second, third) up to 20th.
  • Recognise odd and even numbers up to 100.

Addition and Subtraction

  • Add 3 1-digit numbers
  • Recall number bonds to 20 … addition.
  • Recall number bonds to 20 … subtraction.

Multiplication and Division

  • Recognise and write the multiplication symbol (x)
  • Recognise and write the division symbol (÷)

Fractions

  • Find ½ of a shape
  • Find ¼ of a shape
  • Find ¾ of a shape
  • Find ½ of a quantity
  • Find ¼ of a quantity
  • Find ¾ of a quantity
Year 2

Number and Place Value

  • Read & write numbers up to 100 in numerals.
  • Write numbers 1 to 100 in words.
  • Count in 2s,5s and 10s up to 100
  • Count in 3s up to 100
  • Count in 10s from any given number within 100.
  • Say 10 more or 10 less than a given number within 100.
  • Recognise the value of each digit in a two digit number.
  • Order numbers up to 100.
  • Use <, >and = signs to compare numbers up to 100.

Addition and Subtraction

  • Rapidly recall addition facts to 20.
  • Rapidly recall subtraction facts to 20.
  • Mentally add 1 digit and 2 digit number.
  • Mentally add a 2 digit number and tens.
  • Mentally add two 2 digit numbers.

Multiplication and Division

  • Recall multiplication facts for the 2 multiplication table.
  • Recall multiplication facts for the 5 multiplication table.
  • Recall multiplication facts for the 10 multiplication table.
  • Recall division facts for the 2 multiplication table.
  • Recall division facts for the 5 multiplication table.
  • Recall division facts for the 10 multiplication table.

Fractions

  • Recognise and name ½ , ¼ , ¾
  • Recognise and name 1/3 and 2/3
  • Write ½ , ¼ , ¾
  • Write 1/3 and 2/3
  • Counts in halves to ten (½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½)
  • Count in quarters to ten ( ¼ , ½ , ¾ , 1)
Year 3

Number and Place Value

  • Read & write numbers up to 1000 in numerals.
  • Write numbers 1 to 1000 in words.
  • Order numbers up to 1000.
  • Compare numbers using <, > and = up to 1000.
  • Recognise the value of each number in a 3 digit number.
  • Count in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s up to 100
  • Count in 4s up to 100
  • Count in 8s up to 100
  • Count in 100s up to 1000
  • Count in 50s up to 1000
  • Say 10 more and 10 less than any given number within 1000.
  • Say 100 more and 100 less than any given number within 1000.

Addition & Subtraction

  • Mentally add a 1 digit and 2 digit number.
  • Mentally add two 2 digit numbers.
  • Mentally add a 1 digit and 3 digit number.
  • Mentally add a 3 digit number and tens.
  • Mentally add a 3 digit number and hundreds.

Multiplication & Division

  • Recall the multiplication facts for 2,3,5 and 10 multiplication tables.
  • Recall the division facts for 2,3,5 and 10 multiplication tables.
  • Recall the multiplication facts for the 4 multiplication table.
  • Recall the division facts for the 4 multiplication table.
  • Recall the multiplication facts for the 8 multiplication table.
  • Recall the division facts for the 8 multiplication table.

Fractions

  • Recognise & name unit fractions up to 1/12 (1/3, 1/5, 1/7 etc)
  • Write unit fractions up to 1/12 (1/3, 1/5, 1/7 etc)
  • Compare unit fractions using < and >
  • Order unit fractions.
  • Recognise fractions equivalent to 1 (e.g 3/3, 6/6, 9/9 etc)
  • Recognise pairs of fractions that add up to 1 (e.g. 2/7 + 5/7 = 1)
  • Count up and down in tenths from 0 to 1 (1/10, 2/10, 3/10 etc)
Year 4

Number and Place Value

  • Read & write numbers up to 10,000 in numerals.
  • Write numbers 1 to 10,000 in words.
  • Read and write negative numbers.
  • Count forwards and backwards with positive & negative numbers through 0.
  • Order numbers up to 10,000.
  • Compare numbers using <, > and = up to 10,000.
  • Recognise the value of each number in a 4 digit number.
  • Count in 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 8s and 10s up to 100.
  • Count in 6s up to 100
  • Count in 7s up to 100
  • Count in 9s up to 100
  • Count in 50s, 100s and 1000s up to 10,000
  • Say 10 or 100 more or less than any given number.
  • Read Roman numerals up to 100.

Addition & Subtraction

  • Mentally add a 1 digit and 2 digit number.
  • Mentally add two 2 digit numbers.
  • Mentally add a 1 digit and 3 digit number.
  • Mentally add a 3 digit number and tens.
  • Mentally add a 3 digit number and hundreds.
  • Mentally subtract a 2 digit and 1 digit number.
  • Mentally subtract a two 2 digit number.

Multiplication & Division

  • Recall the multiplication facts for 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 multiplication tables.
  • Recall the division facts for 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 multiplication tables.
  • Recall the multiplication facts for the 6 multiplication table.
  • Recall the division facts for the 6 multiplication table.
  • Recall the multiplication facts for the 7 multiplication table.
  • Recall the division facts for the 7 multiplication table.
  • Recall the multiplication facts for the 9 multiplication table.
  • Recall the division facts for the 9 multiplication table.
  • Recall the multiplication facts for the 11 multiplication table.
  • Recall the division facts for the 11 multiplication table.
  • Recall the multiplication facts for the 12 multiplication table.
  • Recall the division facts for the 12 multiplication table.

Fractions

  • Write the equivalent of fraction with a given denominator and/or numerator. (e.g. 3/6 = ?/12)
  • Reduce fractions to their simplest form. (e.g 3/6 = ½ )

Decimals

  • Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to 2 decimal places.
  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents to ¼, ½ and ¾ .
  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents to any number of tenths and hundredths.
Year 5

Number and Place Value

  • Read & write numbers up to 1,000,000 in numerals.
  • Write numbers 1 to 1,000,000 in words.
  • Order numbers up to 1,000,000.
  • Compare numbers using <, > and = up to 1,000,000.
  • Count forwards or backwards in steps of 100 for any given number up to 1,000,000.
  • Count forwards or backwards in steps of 1000 for any given number up to 1,000,000.
  • Count forwards or backwards in steps of 10,000 for any given number up to 1,000,000.
  • Round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10.
  • Round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 100.
  • Round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 1000.
  • Round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10,000
  • Round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 100,000.

Addition and Subtraction

  • Mentally add numbers with increasingly large numbers (e.g. 1124+234=?)
  • Mentally subtract numbers with increasingly large numbers (e.g. 327-93=?)

Multiplication and Division 

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Recall the multiplication facts for 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, 11 and 12 multiplication tables.
  • Recall the division facts for 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, 11 and 12 multiplication tables.
  • Recall prime numbers up to 19.
  • Mentally multiply numbers drawing upon known facts (e.g. 7 x 3=21, 70×3=210, 70×30=2100, 7x 0.3=2.1)
  • Mentally divide numbers drawing upon know facts (e.g. 21÷3=21, 210÷70=3, 2100÷70=30, 2.1÷7 =0.3)

Fractions

  • Compare and order fractions.
  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other.

Decimals

  • Read and write decimal numbers as fractions. (e.g 0.71=71/100)
  • Read and write numbers with up to 3 decimal places.
  • Order and compare numbers with up to 3 decimal places.

Percentage

  • Write simple fractions as percentages and decimals as percentages (e.g ½ = 50% = 0.5)
Year 6

Number and Place Value

  • Read and write numbers up to 10 million.
  • Order and compare numbers up to 10 million.
  • Round any number to a required degree of accuracy.
  • Recognise binary numbers to 15.
  • Convert between binary numbers and decimal numbers.

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

  • Add and subtract negative integers.
  • Mentally calculate using large numbers.
  • Mentally calculate using mixed operations.
  • Recall the multiplication facts for 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, 11 and 12 multiplication tables.
  • Recall the division facts for 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, 11 and 12 multiplication tables.
  • Recall prime numbers up to 19.

Fractions

  • Add number and fractions with different denominators.
  • Subtract numbers with different denominators.
  • Associate a fraction with division to calculate decimal fraction equivalents (e.g. 0.375) for a simple fraction (e.g 3/8)

Decimals

  • Identify the value of each digit to 3 decimal places.
  • Multiply numbers up to 3 decimal places by 10.
  • Multiply numbers up to 3 decimal places by 100.
  • Multiply numbers up to 3 decimal places by 1000.
  • Divide numbers up to 3 decimal places by 10.
  • Divide numbers up to 3 decimal places by 100.
  • Divide numbers up to 3 decimal places by 1000.
  • Recall and use equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages.

Ratio and Proportion

  • Recognise ratio and reduce a given ratio to its lowest terms.