Numeracy Curriculum – Year One

Numeracy Curriculum – Year One

Number & Place Value

  • 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 2s, 5s and 10s
  • given a number, identify 1 more and 1 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

Addition & Subtraction

  • read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs
  • represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
  • add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numers to 20, including 0
  • solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 = ? – 9

Multiplication & Division

  • solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher


  • recognise, find and name a half as 1 of 2 equal parts of an object, shape or quantity
  • recognise, find and name a quarter as 1 of 4 equal parts of an object, shape or quantity


  • compare, describe and solve practical problems for:
    – lengths and heights (for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half)
    – mass/weight
    – capacity and volume
  • measure and begin to record the following:
    – lengths and heights
    – mass/weight
    – capacity and volume
    – time (hours, minutes, seconds)
    – recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes
    – sequence events in chronological order using language
    – recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years
    – tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times

Properties of Shapes

  • recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes, including:
    – 2-D shapes
    – 3-D shapes

Position and Direction

  • describe position, directions and movements, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns