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Mellor St Mary CE Primary School

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Maths in KS1

Both KS1 and KS2 Pupils will be taught mathematics through:

  • concrete methods
  • followed by pictorial representations
  • leading to abstract concepts


In KS1 the principle focus will be:

  • To ensure that pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value involving working with numerals, words and the 4 operations, including with practical resources [for example, concrete objects and measuring tools].
  • Pupils develop their ability to recognise, describe, draw, compare and sort different shapes and use the related vocabulary. Teaching will also involve using a range of measures to describe and compare different quantities such as length, mass, capacity/volume, time and money.
  • By the end of year 2, pupils should know the number bonds to 20 and be precise in using and understanding place value (an emphasis on practice at this early stage will aid fluency)
  • Pupils read and spell mathematical vocabulary, at a level consistent with their increasing word reading and spelling knowledge at key stage 1.

As pupils progress, they will develop resilience and fluency in their maths ensuring that they can:

  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry
  • Conjecture relationships and generalisations
  • Develop an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language