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Irk Valley Community School

Irk Valley Community School

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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.