Mathematics Framework
This set of learning objectives, planning ideas, teaching overviews, and resources can be adapted to help children develop and progress throughout Key Stages 1 and 2.
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How to use the Primary Frameworks
Find out how the primary Frameworks for mathematics and literacy can support your planning, teaching and assessment of children’s learning across Key Stages 1 and 2.

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

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.


Year 2 mathematics planning
Illustration of how the planning structure for Year 2 mathematics is organised, showing the five blocks and units within them, and explanation of how the objectives from the Primary Framework have been applied. Links to the core learning in mathematics in the 1999 Framework and the National Curriculum 2000.

Year 2 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 2 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 2 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 2 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 2 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 2 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 2 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 2 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 2 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 2 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 2 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.


Year 3 mathematics planning
Illustration of how the planning structure for Year 3 mathematics is organised, showing the five blocks and units within them, and explaining how the objectives from the Primary Framework have been applied. Links to the core learning in mathematics in the 1999 Framework and the National Curriculum 2000 are also provided.

Year 3 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 3 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 3 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 3 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 3 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 3 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 3 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 3 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 3 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 3 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 3 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.


Year 4 mathematics planning
Planning structure for Year 4 Mathematics, divided into 5 blocks and each block is designed to cover the equivalent of 6 to 9 weeks of teaching. The blocks are: Block A  Counting, partitioning and calculating, Block B  Securing number facts, understanding shape, Block C  Handling data and measures, Block D:  Calculating, measuring and understanding shape, Block E:  Securing number facts, relationships and calculating.

Year 4 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 4 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 4 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 4 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 4 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 4 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 4 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 4 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 4 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 4 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 4 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.


Year 5 mathematics planning
Planning structure for Year 5 Block A: Counting, partitioning and calculating (6 weeks) Block B: Securing number facts, understanding shape (9 weeks)

Year 5 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 5 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 5 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 5 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 5 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 5 Block C: Handling data and measures
Use this checklist to review and help plan your teaching and children’s learning across Block C: Handling data and measures. This is one of five blocks within Year 5 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 5 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 5 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 5 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 5 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.


Year 6 mathematics planning
Planning structure for Year 6 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)

Year 6 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 6 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 6 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 6 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 6 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 6 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 6 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 6 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 6 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.

Year 6 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 6 of the Primary Framework for mathematics.


Moving on with assessment in mathematics – Developing classroom practice
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