Year by Year Maths Content

What your child needs to know in each year group!

Year 1 Stuff you need to know
Year 2 Stuff you need to know
Year 3 Stuff you need to know
Year 4 Stuff you need to know
Year 5 Stuff you need to know
Year 6 Stuff you need to know

The following document shows progression of Maths concepts and objectives throughout school as in the National Curriculum.

Maths Progression Year on Year

We teach by breaking down these objectives into small coherent steps as set out by the White Rose schemes of learning. The documents below show the small steps per year group.

White Rose Small Steps

Subject Content and Organisation Across School Topics and objectives are taught in the following order
 

Year 1

  • Number and place value within 10
  • Addition and subtraction within 10
  • Geometry – naming simple shapes
  • Number and place value within 20
  • Addition and subtraction within 20
  • Number and place value within 50
  • Measurement – length and height 
  • Measurement – weight and volume
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions
  • Position and direction 
  • Number and place value within 100
  • Measurement – money
  • Measurement – time

Year 2

  • Number and place value 
  • Addition and subtraction within 100
  • Measurement – money
  • Multiplication and division – grouping and sharing
  • Statistics -tallies and pictograms
  • Geometry – properties of shape
  • Fractions
  • Measurement – length and height 
  • Position and direction – describing movement and turns
  • Measurement – time – telling time to the nearest 5 minutes 
  • Measurement – mass, capacity and temperature

Year 3

  • Number and place value up to hundreds, tens and ones
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Measurement – money – adding and subtracting money and giving change
  • Statistics -bar charts and tables 
  • Measurement – length and perimeter
  • Fractions
  • Measurement – time
  • Geometry – properties of shapes
  • Measurement – mass and capacity

Year 4

  • Number and place value up to thousands 
  • Addition and subtraction 
  • Measurement – length and perimeter
  • Multiplication and division
  • Measurement – area
  • Fractions
  • Decimals 
  • Measurement – money 
  • Measurement – time
  • Statistics – line graphs 
  • Geometry – properties of shapes
  • Position and direction – describing position and movement on a grid

Year 5

  • Number and place value to a million
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Statistics – tables and line graphs
  • Multiplication and division
  • Measurement – perimeter and area
  • Multiplication and division – square, cube, prime, composite, factors
  • Fractions
  • Decimals and percentages
  • Geometry – properties of shape
  • Position and direction
  • Measurement – converting metric and imperial units

Year 6

  • Number and place value up to ten million
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Fractions 
  • Position and direction including coordinates on all 4 quadrants
  • Decimals up to thousandths and calculating with decimals
  • Percentages
  • Algebra
  • Measurements and converting measurements 
  • Perimeter, area and volume
  • Ratio and proportion 
  • Statistics – pie charts and averages
  • Geometry – properties of shapes