Year N Numeracy Curriculum overview
Counting rhymes and songs
Reciting some numbers in sequence
Counts in order to 5
Selects a small quantity of objects from a group.
Sort by colour/size
Matching objects 1-1
Size vocabulary big/small
Time vocabulary before, later, soon, today, tomorrow, yesterday.
Quantity vocabulary more/a lot
Experiments with marks
Playing with shapes
Counts in order to 10
Counting backwards from 5
Representing numbers—fingers or marks on paper
Number zoo stories
Counts 3/4 items saying name for each. –touch counting
Order by length or height tallest, longest, shortest
Continue a pattern
Days of the week
2D shape recognition circle triangle square rectangle
Vocabulary of addition
Counts to 10 and beyond
Counts backwards from 10
Numerals 1-5 1-10
Number zoo stories
One more one less
Combining two groups to find total
Counting large cups—introduction of early mms language
Select a named shape
3D shape recognition cube cylinder cuboid
Order by weight heavy/light
Role-play with coins
New curriculum Objectives and/or gaps in coverage
Recites some number names in sequence
Uses some number names and number language spontaneously.
Uses some number names accurately in play
Shows curiosity about numbers by offering comments or asking questions
Shows interest in numerals in the environment
Shows interest in shape and space by playing with shapes or making arrangements with objects
Shows interest in shape by sustained construction activity or by talking about shapes and arrangements
Recites numbers to 10
Knows that numbers identify how many are in a set.
Beginning to represent numbers using fingers marks on paper
Sometimes matches numeral and quantity correctly
Compares two groups of numbers saying when they have the same number.
Uses positional language
Shows interest in shapes in the environment
Uses shapes appropriately for tasks
Beginning to talk about shapes of everyday objects e.g. round tall
Recognise numerals 1-5
Counts objects to 10 and beginning to count beyond 10.
Counts out six objects from a larger group
Selects the correct numeral to represent 1-5 then 1-10
Counts an irregular arrangement of up to ten objects.
Finds the total number of items in two groups by counting all of them.
Beginning to use mathematical names for solid 3D shapes and flat 2D shapes and mathematical terms to describe shapes.
Selects a particular named shape.
Can describe their relevant position such as behind or next to.
Orders two or three items by weight or capacity
Orders two or three items by length or height.