# Primary maths resources

From getting to grips with numbers and basic operations in Year 1 to mastering the skills of long division and long multiplication in Year 6 – there’s a lot to cover in your child’s primary school maths journey! Thankfully, DoodleMaths has you covered with a whole host of amazing resources. Select your child’s year group below and start learning!

## Select a year group

If you find yourself a bit stuck on how to help your child with a tricky maths topic or simply want to know what they’ll cover in a year, then these resources are for you!

Year 1

A strong start makes all the difference

Year 2

Take a leap forward with addition, subtraction & telling time.

Year 3

A new year means new challenges and bigger numbers!

Year 4

Jump into complex topics like multiplication and division

Year 5

Keep climbing toward the top with fractions, angles and more

Year 6

Get ready to launch from KS2 to the next adventure – KS3!

## Year 1

A strong start makes all the difference

## Year 2

Take a leap forward with addition and subtraction

## Year 3

A new year means new challenges and bigger numbers!

## Year 4

Jump into more complex topics like multiplication and division

## Year 5

Keep climbing toward the top with fractions, angles, and more

## Year 6

Get ready to lunch from KS2 to the next adventure – KS3!

## What's covered in primary maths?

Well, a lot! In the six years your child spends in primary school, they’ll learn a wide variety of mathematical skills and concepts.

## Solving the mystery of primary school maths

Following the national curriculum primary maths learning is split into two key stages. Students in Year 1 and Year 2 follow the Key Stage 1 programme, while Years 3 to 6 fall under Key Stage 2. But what exactly is the difference?

### KS1 maths

Key Stage 1 is where students will build their foundational skills and experience with basic maths concepts. They’ll cover six main mathematical areas including; place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement, and geometry

In each of these areas, students will be introduced to and get plenty of practice with various aspects of maths, eventually using numbers up to 100 to complete different calculations. They’ll learn the basics of telling the time, measurement and shapes too, including the names of various 2D and 3D shapes

As of 2024, there are no statutory maths assessments for Key Stage 1 students. Previously, students were required to sit an end of Key Stage 1 SAT assessment, but this has now been made optional.

### KS2 maths

As they enter Year 3 maths learners will begin their work on Key Stage 2 (KS2), which will take them through the rest of their primary school years.

By the end of Key Stage 2 maths, learners will have covered nine different mathematical topics – these include statistics, algebra, and ratio and proportion in addition to the six topics covered in Key Stage 1.

Key Stage 2 is split into two halves; lower KS2 (Year 3 and Year 4) and upper KS2 (Year 5 and Year 6).

In lower KS2, students are focusing on building additional skills in the different areas of maths. This includes using the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) with larger numbers, developing their awareness of different types of fractions, and introducing angles

As they move into upper KS2, students will learn a few new concepts such as long multiplication, long division, and working across fractions, decimals and percentages.

In primary schools maths programmes aim to prepare students for their next stage of learning, which in this case, is secondary school. So, as they enter Year 6 maths, the main focus is encouraging learners to apply their skills independently and to solve a range of different problems.

### How can I help my child succeed in primary school maths?

There are lots of ways you can help your child to succeed in their national curriculum primary maths journey. The main way is to ensure they get lots of practice at perfecting their primary maths skills!

Making maths fun for them is a fantastic place to start. There are a whole range of ways you can do this like board games, video games, or even incorporating a little maths in your daily routine!

If you have a learner who loves playing maths games, then the DoodleLearning maths app could be the answer! The app has thousands of interactive maths games that will help your child develop their skills across the curriculum.

The app is fully aligned with the national curriculum and adults can track their little ones’ progress through the dashboard as they complete a personalised programme of maths games and activities!

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