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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.


Maths Expectations


Maths Towards the Expected Standard children should:

  • Recognise numbers 1 to 10.
  • Match numerals and quantities to 10.
  • Count objects beyond 10.
  • Find 1 more and 1 less to 10.
  • Add by combining 2 groups of objects.
  • Start to represent numbers.
  • Begin to name 2D and 3D shapes.
  • Order 2 to 3 objects by length, height, weight and capacity.
  • Use positional language.
  • Use everyday language related to time and money.

Maths At the Expected Standard children should:

  • Count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.
  • Use quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
  • Solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
  • Use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.
  • Recognise, create and describe patterns.
  • Explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

Maths Above the Expected Standard children should:

  • Meet the previous standards plus:
  • Estimates a number of objects and check quantities by counting up to 20.
  • Solves practical problems that involve combining groups of 2, 5 or 10, or sharing into equal groups.
  • Estimates, measures, weighs and compares and orders objects. 
  • Talk about properties, position and time.