Key Stage 1

Schemes of work for the 2014 curriculum

And a framework for assessment based on the Kangaroo Maths BAM Indicators

These schemes of work are based on a model of progression which is part of a wider picture. Here you will find two yearly schemes referred to as Stage 1 and 2. They are designed to be used according to the prior attainment of children and the way in which they are used might well evolve as the 2014 curriculum embeds.

For information about the content of the units, see the medium term plans and the big picture progression map. For information about the design and structure of the schemes of work, please read these explanatory notes.

We have decided to use the word 'stage' to organise these pathways as it is the language used in the National Curriculum extract below. The quote also explains why there is no third 'extension' pathway in this table.

    "The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress should always be based on the security of pupilsí understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on."

Features of the schemes of work include:

  • References to a large amount of material available on
  • References to suitable NCETM resources
  • Links to suitable activities from NRICH (a site updated every month with new activities based on a mathematical theme)


Schemes of work for the 2014 Key Stage 2 curriculum

So. If you are interested, this is how things move on in Key Stage 2.

7-11 Pathway
Minimum expected standard at end of KS1 Exceeding minimum expected standard at end of KS1
Stage 2 Stage 3 Year 3
Stage 3 Stage 4 Year 4
Stage 4 Stage 5 Year 5
Stage 5 Stage 6 Year 6