Stanton Community Primary School


Stanton Community Primary School, Upthorpe Road, Stanton , Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2AW

01359 250225

Beech Class

Mrs Harris, Miss Holloway and Mrs Warrington and all the children welcome you to the web page all about Beech Class! 

Maths in Year 1


We make maths as active and fun as we can in Year 1 so that the children can be engaged and hopefully start to form a love of learning.

By the end of Year 1, the children should have mastered some key skills as listed below:

Number and place value

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

Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

Given a number, identify one more and one less.

Addition and subtraction

Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.

Fractions (including decimals)

Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.


Compare, describe and solves practical problems for:

  1. lengths and heights eg long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half;
  2. mass/weight eg heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than;
  3. capacity and volume eg full/empty, more than, less than, half, half full, quarter; and
  4. time eg quicker, slower, earlier, later.

Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draws the hands on a clock face to show these times

Properties of shape

Recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes, including:

  1. 2-D shapes eg rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles;
  2. 3-D shapes eg cuboid


Cross curricular learning 

In Beech Class we love combining our skills and reinforcing our understanding in lots of areas of the curriculum.  The first part of the Autumn term is based on the book Beegu by Alexis Deacon.

Image result for Beegu


 Reading in Year 1 

In Beech Class we are still learning to apply our phonics knowledge when reading. However we are also learning to do 'real reading' and are focusing on the comprehension and enjoyment of reading.  During the course of year 1 the children begin to apply their reading skills outside of their reading book in several areas of the curriculum and the world around them.