Holmesdale Community Infant School

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Maths: Year 1

Year 1 objectives

Year 1 objectives are taken from the New Curriculum.



Count to 100, forwards and backwards beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number.

Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals.

Count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s.

Given a number, identify one more and one less.

Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations, including the number line, and use the language of : equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.

Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words.


Geometry (including position and direction)

Recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes, including:

  • 2-D shapes eg oblong, square, circle, triangle
  • 3-D shapes eg cube, cuboid, pyramid, sphere

Describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns, eg describing a route using language such as forward, backward, left and right.



Recognise, find and name half as 1 of 2 equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

Recognise, find and name a quarter as 1 of 4 equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.


Addition and subtraction

Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=).

Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20 eg 5+2 =7, 7-2=5, 7-5=2.

Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20 including 0.

Solve one-step problems than involve addition and subtraction using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7=?-9.


Multiplication and division

Solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with support of the support of an adult.



Compare, describe and solve practical problems for:

  • Lengths and heights eg long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half
  • Mass/weight eg heavy/light, heavier than/lighter than
  • Capacity and volume eg full/empty, more than, less than, half, half full, quarter
  • Time eg quicker, slower, earlier, later


Measure and begin to record the following:

  • Lengths and heights
  • Mass/weight
  • Capacity and volume
  • Time (hours, minutes, seconds)


Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes.

Sequence events in chronological order using language such as after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon, evening.


Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years.

Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.