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Foundation Stage Year 1 Year 2

1 Using and applying mathematics

2 Counting and understanding number

3 Knowing and using number facts

4 Calculating

5 Understanding shape

6 Measuring

Use language such as 'greater', 'smaller', 'heavier' or 'lighter' to compare quantities

Estimate, measure, weigh and compare objects, choosing and using suitable uniform non-standard or standard units and measuring instruments (e.g. a lever balance, metre stick or measuring jug) 

Bee Bot Card (Non Standard measure)

Estimate, compare and measure lengths, weights and capacities, choosing and using standard units (m, cm, kg, litre) and suitable measuring instruments
Use everyday language related to time; order and sequence familiar events and measure short periods of time 

Use vocabulary related to time; order days of the week and months; read the time to the hour and half hour

Fairy Clock

Hickory Dickory Clock

Date Chart (whole-class daily demo)

Read the numbered divisions on a scale, and interpret the divisions between them (e.g. on a scale from 0 to 25 with intervals of 1 shown but only the divisions 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 numbered); use a ruler to draw and measure lines to the nearest centimetre

Mostly Postie

Scales Reader


Use units of time (seconds, minutes, hours, days) and know the relationships between them; read the time to the quarter hour; identify time intervals, including those that cross the hour 

Fairy Clock

Hickory Dickory Clock

7 Handling data

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