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Maths Subject Statement

See the link below for National Curriculum Progression Maps for Key Stages 1 and 2

Place Value Progression of Skills

One the fundamentals in maths is the understanding of the values of digits in the context of where they are placed in a number.  E.g. the 3 in 237 has the value of/is worth 30.  This is called ‘place value’ and forms a large chunk of the teaching of the first term in each year.  Without this understanding embedded, children find it more difficult to move on to other areas of number such as addition.

The Progression of skills document maps out the progression children should make across the various areas of place value in the school.  Each progression statement comes from the national curriculum and, taking the first statement in ‘Count’ as an example, the following can be seen as progression:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

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

Count in tens from any number, forward and backward

Count from 0 in multiples of 100

Count in multiples of 1000; count backwards through zero to include negative numbers

Count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero

Calculate intervals across zero


Then within each area are examples of statements which show whether a child is working towards the expectations for that year group, have met them or are exceeding them.  These are only examples and do not stand as particular assessment points. 

Similar documents will be made available for the rest of the ‘Number’ area (e.g. calculations, fractions, etc) and the remaining areas of measurement, geometry, statistics, ratio and algebra.

See full document:

Place value progression of skills