Changes to the Maths Curriculum: Year 1
What’s gone?

What’s been added?

 Data handling/Statistics is removed from Y1
 No specific requirement to describe patterns
 No specific requirements to describe ways of solving problems or explain choices

 Counting & writing numerals to 100
 Write numbers in words up to 20
 Number bonds secured to 20
 Use of vocabulary such as equal, more than, less than, fewer, etc.

Changes to the Maths Curriculum: Year 2
What’s gone?

What’s been added?

 Rounding twodigit numbers to the nearest 10
 Halving/doubling no longer explicitly required
 Using lists/tables/diagrams to sort objects

 Solving problems with subtraction
 Finding/writing fractions of quantities (and lengths)
 Adding two 2digit numbers
 Adding three 1digit numbers
 Demonstrating commutativity of addition & multiplication
 Describing properties of shape (e.g. edges, vertices)
 Measuring temperature in °C
 Tell time to nearest 5 minutes
 Make comparisons using < > = symbols
 Recognise £ p symbols and solve simple money problems*

Changes to the Maths Curriculum: Year 3
What’s gone?

What’s been added?

 Specific detail of problemsolving strategies (although
 the requirement to solve problems remains)
 Rounding to nearest 10/100 moves to Year 4
 Reflective symmetry moves to Year 4
 Converting between metric units moves to Year 4
 No requirement to use Carroll/Venn diagrams

 Adding tens or hundreds to 3digit numbers
 Formal written methods for addition/subtraction
 8 times tables replaces 6 times tables (!)
 Counting in tenths
 Comparing, ordering, adding & subtracting fractions
 with common denominators
 Indentifying angles larger than/smaller than right
 angles
 Indentify horizontal, vertical, parallel and
 perpendicular lines
 Tell time to the nearest minute, including 24hour
 clock and using Roman numerals
 Know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year

Changes to the Maths Curriculum: Year 4
What’s gone?

What’s been added?

 Specific detail on lines of enquiry, representing problems and find strategies to solve problems and explaining methods (i.e. largely from old Ma1)
 Using mixed numbers (moved to Y5)
 Most ratio work moved to Y6
 Written division methods (moved to Y5)
 All calculator skills removed from KS2 PoS
 Measuring angles in degrees (moved to Y5)

 Solving problems with fractions and decimals to two decimal places
 Rounding decimals to whole numbers
 Roman numerals to 100
 Recognising equivalent fractions
 Knowing equivalent decimals to common fractions
 Dividing by 10 and 100 (incl. with decimal answers)
 Using factor pairs
 Translation of shapes
 Finding perimeter/area of compound shapes
 Solve time conversion problems

Changes to the Maths Curriculum: Year 5
What’s gone?

What’s been added?

 Detail of problemsolving process and data handling cycle no longer required
 Calculator skills moved to KS3
 Probability moves to KS3
Several elements are now expected to be covered in lower KS2, e.g. decimals/fractions knowledge, points in the first quadrant; parallel/perpendicular lines

 Understand & use decimals to 3dp
 Solve problems using up to 3dp, and fractions
 Write %ages as fractions; fractions as decimals
 Use vocabulary of primes, prime factors, composite numbers, etc.
 Know prime numbers to 20
 Understand square and cube numbers
 Use standard multiplication & division methods for up to 4 digits
 add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
 multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers
 deduce facts based on shape knowledge
 distinguish regular and irregular polygons
 calculate the mean average

Changes to the Maths Curriculum: Year 6
What’s gone?

What’s been added?

 Detail of problemsolving processes no longer explicit
 Divisibility tests
 Calculator skills move to KS3 PoS
 Rotation moves to KS3
 Probability moves to KS3
 Median/Mode/Range no longer required

 Compare and ordering fractions greater than 1
 Long division
 4 operations with fractions
 Calculate decimal equivalent of fractions
 Understand & use order of operations
 Plot points in all 4 quadrants
 Convert between miles and kilometres
 Name radius/diameter and know relationship
 Use formulae for area/volume of shapes
 Calculate area of triangles & parallelograms
 Calculate volume of 3d shapes
 Use letters to represent unknowns (algebra)
 Generate and describe linear sequences
 Find solutions to unknowns in problems
