# Year 1 mathematics planning

The planning structure for Year 1 is organised into five blocks:

• Block A: Counting, partitioning and calculating (6 weeks)
• Block B: Securing number facts, understanding shape (9 weeks)
• Block C: Handling data and measures (6 weeks)
• Block D: Calculating, measuring and understanding shape (6 weeks)
• Block E: Securing number facts, relationships and calculating (9 weeks)

The structure is the same for each year group. A block is designed to cover the equivalent of six or nine weeks of teaching. Each block has incorporated into it objectives from the Using and applying mathematics strand and from two or three of the other core strands.

Each block is made up of three units. A unit represents two or three weeks of teaching. For each of the 15 units that cover the teaching year there are overviews of children's learning, assessment questions and suggested resources. These are intended to provide you with support when planning the children's learning and reviewing their progress.

The units are designed to be used independently when planning a period of two or three weeks' work. However, when mapping out the blocks and units over the term or year the inter-relatedness of the content and pitch of the units needs to be taken into account. There are various ways that the units can be pieced together to provide children with a coherent learning experience and the example provided can be adapted to suit your own circumstances and the children's needs.

• ## Year 1: Progression in mathematics

Head teachers, deputy heads, subject leaders and teachers can use these overviews to inform planning, help communicate the curriculum and support the monitoring and evaluation of children’s learning in mathematics. Progression in mathematics is a core part of the Primary Framework.

• ## Year 1 Block A: Counting, partitioning and calculating

Use the learning objectives, prior learning, vocabulary and units within Block A: Counting, partitioning and calculating to help support your planning, teaching and assessment of children’s learning. This is one of five blocks within Year 1 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

• ## Year 1 Block B: Securing number facts, understanding shape

Use the learning objectives, prior learning, vocabulary and units within Block B: Securing number facts, understanding shape to help support your planning, teaching and assessment of children’s learning. This is one of five blocks within Year 1 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

• ## Year 1 Block C: Handling data and measures

Use the learning objectives, prior learning, vocabulary and units within Block C: Handling data and measures to help support your planning, teaching and assessment of children’s learning. This is one of five blocks within Year 1 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

• ## Year 1 Block D: Calculating, measuring and understanding shape

Use the learning objectives, prior learning, vocabulary and units within Block D: Calculating, measuring and understanding shape to help support your planning, teaching and assessment of children’s learning. This is one of five blocks within Year 1 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

• ## Year 1 Block E: Securing number facts, relationships and calculating

Use the learning objectives, prior learning, vocabulary and units within Block E: Securing number facts, relationships and calculating to help support your planning, teaching and assessment of children’s learning. This is one of five blocks within Year 1 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.