The new Year 1 Programme of Study for number is rather brief. The content is just:
• count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
• count in multiples of twos, fives and tens
• count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals;
• given a number, identify one more and one less
• read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words.
• 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
That’s it, but of course there is much more to it than that. A skill which we often take for granted is to be able to glance at a group of objects and be able to judge approximately how many there are, without counting, however they are arranged. Young children do not have this skill and they need plenty of practice in order to develop it. Our latest sets of fun pictures are ideal for this and perfect for showing on a screen for children to make an estimate.