The National Numeracy Strategy

Year 1 Key Objectives

  • Count reliably at least 20 objects.
  • Count on and back in ones from any small number, and in tens from and back to zero.
  • Read, write and order numbers from 0 to at least 20; understand and use the vocabulary of comparing and ordering these numbers.
  • Within the range 0 to 30, say the number that is 1 or 10 more or less than any given number.
  • Understand the operation of addition, and of subtraction (as ‘take away’ or ‘difference’), and use the related vocabulary.
  • Know by heart all pairs of numbers with a total of 10.
  • Use mental strategies to solve simple problems using counting, addition, subtraction, doubling and halving, explaining methods and reasoning orally.
  • Compare two lengths, masses or capacities by direct comparison.
  • Suggest suitable standard or uniform non-standard units and measuring equipment to estimate, then measure, a length, mass or capacity.
  • Use everyday language to describe features of familiar 3-D and 2-D shapes.

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