Early Stage One

Working Mathematically, Number, Patterns & Algebra, Measurement and Data, Space & Geometry.Students ask questions and explore mathematical problems. They use everyday language, materials and informal recordings to demonstrate understanding and link mathematical ideas. Students count to 30 and represent numbers to 20 with objects, pictures, numerals and words and read and use ordinal numbers to at least ‘tenth’ place.

They manipulate objects to model addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. Students divide objects into two equal parts and describe them as halves. They recognise coins and notes. Students recognise, describe and continue patterns that increase or decrease. Students identify length, area, volume, capacity and mass and compare and arrange objects according to these attributes.
They name the days of the week and the seasons and they order events in a school day, telling the time on the hour. Students use objects and pictures to create a data display and interpret data. Students manipulate, sort and describe 3D objects using everyday language. They manipulate, sort and describe 2D shapes, identifying circles, squares, triangles and rectangles. Students give and follow simple directions and describe position using everyday language.

Stage One
Years 1 & 2

Working Mathematically; Number; Patterns and Algebra; Measurement and Data; Space and Geometry.Students ask questions and use objects, diagrams and technology to explore mathematical problems. They link mathematical ideas and use everyday language, some mathematical language and diagrams to explain how answers were obtained. Students count, order, read and write numbers up to 999 and use a range of mental strategies, informal recording methods and materials to add, subtract, multiply and divide. They model and describe objects and collections divided into halves and quarters.

Students sort, order and count money and recognise and describe the element of chance in familiar activities. Students describe, create and continue a variety of number patterns and relate addition and subtraction facts to at least 20.

Students estimate, measure, compare and record using informal units for length, area, volume, capacity and mass. They recognise the need for formal units of length and use the metre and centimetre to measure length and distance. Students use a calendar to identify the date and name and order the months and the seasons of the year. They use informal units to compare and order the duration of events and tell the time on the half-hour. Students gather, organise, display and interpret data using column and picture graphs.

Students identify, describe, sort and model particular 3D objects and 2D shapes. They represent and describe the position of objects.