Criteria 
Introduction 
Practice 
Assessment 
Backup Action 
Select the mathematics they use in a wide range of classroom activities (Problem Solving) 




Try different approaches and find ways of overcoming
difficulties that arise when they are solving problems (Problem Solving) 




Begin to organise their work and check results (Communicating) 




Discuss their mathematical work and begin to explain
their thinking (Communicating) 




Use and interpret mathematical symbols and diagrams (Communicating) 




Understand a general statement by finding particular
examples that match it (Reasoning) 




Review their work and reasoning (Reasoning) 




Understand place value in numbers to 1000 (Numbers and the Number System) 




Use place value to make
approximations (Numbers and the Number System) 




Recognise negative numbers in
contexts such as temperature (Numbers and the Number System) 




Recognise a wider range of
sequences (Numbers and the Number System) 




Use simple fractions that are
several parts of a whole and
recognise when two simple
fractions are equivalent (Fractions) 




Begin to use decimal notation
in contexts such as money (Fractions) 




Derive associated division
facts from known multiplication facts (Operations and the relationships between them) 




Begin to understand the role
of ‘=’, the ‘equals’ sign (Operations and the relationships between them) 




Add and subtract twodigit
numbers mentally (Mental Methods) 




Use mental recall of the 2,
3, 4, 5 and 10 multiplication
tables (Mental Methods) 




Use mental recall of addition and
subtraction facts to 20 in solving
problems involving larger
numbers (Solving Numerical Problems) 




Solve whole number problems
including those involving
multiplication or division that may
give rise to remainders (Solving Numerical Problems) 




Add and subtract three digit
numbers using
written method (Written Methods) 




Multiply and divide two digit
numbers by 2, 3, 4
or 5 as well as 10 with
whole number answers
and remainders (Written Methods) 




Classify 3D and 2D shapes in various ways using mathematical
properties such as reflective symmetry for 2D shapes (Properties of Shape) 




Begin to recognise nets of familiar 3D shapes, e.g. cube, cuboid,
triangular prism, squarebased pyramid (Properties of Shape) 




Recognise shapes in different orientations (Properties of Position and Movement) 




Reflect shapes, presented on a grid, in a vertical or horizontal
mirror line (Properties of Position and Movement) 




Describe position and movement (Properties of Position and Movement) 




Use nonstandard units and standard metric units of length, capacity
and mass in a range of contexts (Measures) 




Use standard units of time (Measures) 




Use a wider range of measures (Measures) 




Gather information (Processing and Representing Data) 




Construct bar charts and pictograms, where the symbol represents a group of units (Processing and Representing Data) 




Use Venn and Carroll diagrams to record their sorting and classifying of information (Processing and Representing Data) 




Extract and interpret information presented in simple tables, lists, bar charts and pictograms (Interpreting Data) 



