Maths in KS1

Welcome to Maths in Key Stage One. Take a look at all our photos, videos and information, you’ll see how much fun we have in Maths!

In Year 1, children explore numbers to ensure they are confident to count and order numbers to 100. They are introduced to addition and subtraction to 20 and should be able to see the relationship between the two. Children will also explore multiplication and division with lots of practical resources.

By the end of Year 2, children will know their number bonds to 20 with speed. They will also be able to partition 2 digit numbers into their tens and ones confidently. It’s really important that children learn to count up in the 2s, 5s and 10s times tables by the end of Year 2, so they’re ready to learn even more when they start Year 3.

Aims of the New 2014 Primary Curriculum:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including the varied and regular practice of increasingly complex problems over time.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, understanding relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Take a look at some of our favorite online Maths games to play by clicking on the pictures below…

What are some of the most important things we need to know?

Number Bonds!

Number Bonds to 10 are so important. They help us all the way through primary school, we even use them in Year 6!
They help with place value, addition and subtraction, decimals, percentages and so many more!
Children need to be able to recall their number bonds to 5, 10, 20 and 100 with speed, by the end of Year 2.

Here are some videos that our amazing children made to show you how we use the counters to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Enjoy!