Year 1 - Maths Page

Year 1 Maths - Useful Information


Following on from our Maths Information Evening, a few parents asked if we could post some information about Maths on the school website. We hope you will find it useful!

The best question asked during the evening was, "What can I do to help my child with Mathematics at home?"

The answer was given in this form;

Never say to your child that they will never understand Maths because you never understood it!

Be open about bits of Maths that you find hard.

When your child gets something wrong in Maths, ask them how they arrived at their answer / idea.

Be a number and pattern spotter! Look for numbers everywhere, e.g. the front door, number plates, etc. Play games as a family that use numbers, e.g. card games, snakes and ladders, Monopoly, etc.

Don't put pressure on your child, let them learn at their own pace.


These are the Maths objectives your child will be learning throughout Year 1.

Number and Place Value

  • count to and across 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 twos, fives and tens
  •  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.


Number – Addition and Subtraction

  • read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) and equals (=) signs
  •  represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
  •  add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero
  •  solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 = ? – 9.


Number – Multiplication and Division

  • solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher.


Number – Fractions

  • recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity
  • recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.



  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for:
    • lengths and heights [for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half]
    • mass/weight [for example, heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than]
    • capacity and volume [for example, full/empty, more than, less than, half, half full, quarter]
    • time [for example, 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 [for example, before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and 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.


There are lots of great websites offering free Maths activities. So we are suggesting the following on the basis that e have found them to be effective, free from gimmicks and free!

Some suggestions for some online help would be the following;

Hit the Button - a super website to hep nail down those tricky number bonds!

Click on the Number Bonds button and explore the options!




Gordons ITPs

The Gordons ITPs (Interactive Teaching Programs) were developed by the Coventry Grid for Learning several years ago. They cover a huge amount of the MAths syllabus and have a great flexibility meaning they can be used from Reception to Year 6! Gary Hall has set up a really helpful set of links to the programs in two ways. The links for both are detailed below.

Year 1 objectives for Maths listed as links taking you to interactive teacher programs (ITPs)

This will take you to a glossary (dictionary) for Mathematics. This covers KS1 to KS3 (Year 1 to Year 9).