New Maths Curriculum: Year 1 Number and Place Value

calculate1It’s a whole new set of targets for Year 1 from 2014. Let’s begin by having a look at Number and Place Value.

The statutory requirements for Year 1 Number and Place Value are:

Number and place value

Pupils should be taught to:

•    count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number

•    count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of twos, fives and tens

•    given a number, identify one more and one less

•    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

•    read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words.

Main changes

The new maths programme of study is much shorter than previous models with much broader statements. This makes it tricky to know what has been left out. However, the main aim is to raise standards by raising targets to be achieved. In Year 1 the main changes are:

1. Counting, reading and writing numbers to 100 rather than just up to 20. This will prove to be very difficult for many children and will need a great deal of practice.
2. Perhaps even harder is to count in twos, fives and tens from different multiples.

New Statutory Requirements 2014:  Number and Place Value