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Vocabulary Progression

 

 

Numbers

Place Value

Addition

Subtraction

Multiplication

Division

EYFS

zero

number

one, two, three … to twenty and beyond

teens numbers, eleven, twelve … twenty

first, second, third… twentieth

 

count, count (up) to, count on (from, to),

count back (from, to)

count in ones, twos, fives, tens ( Exceeding)

is the same as

more, less

odd, even

few

pattern

pair

Ones

the same number as, as many as

bigger than, more than, greater than.

most, biggest, largest, greatest

 

Smaller than, less than, fewer than.

fewest, smallest, least

 

one more, ten more

one less, ten less

compare

last

before, after

next

between

guess

how many …?

about the same as

too many, too few

enough, not enough

teens

equal

 

 

 

 

number sentence

add, more, and

make

total

altogether

double

one more

how many more to make …?

how many more is … than …?

how much more is …?

equals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

number sentence

take away

how many are left/left over?

how many have gone?

one less

how many fewer is … than …?

how much less is …?

difference between

equals

 

double

doubling 

sets of

pairs

number patterns

objects

groups

count in twos ,fives and tens ( Exceeding)

 

 

half of

halving

share between

sharing

equal groups

sets

count in twos ,fives and tens ( Exceeding)

 

Numbers

Place Value

Addition

Subtraction

Multiplication

Division

Y1

twenty-one, twenty-two … one hundred

numeral

thirty

forty

fifty

sixty

seventy

eighty

ninety

(one) hundred

 

digit

number/ numeral

same

tens and ones

more than/less than

less

most/least

count from ...

count in ....

forwards/backwards

odd

even

equal sign =

greater than/ smaller than

fewer/ fewest

largest

smallest

least

equal to

many

number bonds/pairs

missing numbers

estimate

ordinal

cardinal

nearly

close to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add

+

addition

sum

total

altogether

double

one more

two (ten) more

plus

equals

near double

is the same as

number bonds/pairs

missing number

count up

how many more?

how many left?

two less

ten less

how many fewer

minus

subtract

subtraction

count up

count back

multiplication

multiplied by

multiply

lots of

groups of

twice

times as ...

array

multiple

count up

 

share into

division

dividing

grouping

count back

unequal

equal

 

 

 

Numbers

Place Value

Addition

Subtraction

Multiplication

Division

Y2

two

hundred … one thousand

count on in 3s,

tally

twenty-first, twenty-second …

greater than, >

less than, <

equal (to), =

column

partition

most/greatest

number pattern

equivalent to

multiple of

 

 

 

 

 

 

increase

tens boundary

commutative

partition

fact family

regrouping

partitioning

bridging

empty box

inverse

ten more

number bonds for 20

number bonds within 20

check

difference

between

equals

is the same as

minus

order

exchanging

partition

ten less

check

inverse

 

times table

multiplication

row

column

fact family

odd

even

commutative

multiplication fact

multiplication table

repeated addition

multiple of 2

multiple of 5

multiple of 10

multiply

array

row column

fact family

inverse

divide, divided by, divided into

left, left over

repeated subtraction

Fractions

Y1

half

two quarters, quarter, three quarters

equal parts

equal groups

quantity

object

one whole

Y2

third

equivalence

Vocabulary for Geometry

 

 

2-D Shape

3-D shape

Position and Direction

Angle

Coordinates

EYFS

square

circle

rectangle

triangle

side

cube

cuboid

sphere

pyramid

in front

behind

on top of

under

above

below

next to

 

Y1

pentagon

hexagon

edge

corner

pattern

sort

 

cylinder

square based pyramid

triangular based pyramid

face

sort

underneath

left

right

turn

whole turn

half a  turn

quarter of a turn

three quarters of a turn

 

 

 

Y2

vertices

heptagon

nonagon

octagon

decagon

semi-circle

line of symmetry

vertical line

symmetry

compare

vertices

edges

prism

surface

compare

clockwise

anticlockwise

rotation

 

 

 

 

right angle

90 degrees

 

 

Vocabulary for Measures

 

Money

Time

Length and Height

Weight and Mass

Volume/capacity

EYFS

coin

note

one pence

quicker

slower

before

after

next

first

today

morning

afternoon

evening

clock

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

long

short

tall/ short

longest

shortest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

heavy

light

 

full

empty

more

less

 

Y1

pound

pence

2p,5p,10p

long hand

short hand

hour

o’clock

half past

half hour

months of the year

quicker than

slower than

quickest

quicker than

slower than

slowest

tomorrow

yesterday

day

week

month

year

minute

second

calendar

chronological order

tell the time

 

longer than

shorter than

taller than

smaller than

double/half

ruler

tape measure

metre stick

scale

heavier than

lighter than

hot

cold

hotter than

colder than

temperature

thermometer

scales

scale

half full

half empty

more than

less than

quarter

half

jug

measuring cylinder

scale

Y2

20p,50p,£1,£2,£5,£10

total cost

change 

minute hand

hour hand

quarter past

quarter to

5 past, 10 past,20 past, 25 past

5 to , 10 to , 20 to, 25 to

24 hours in a day

 

cm

metre

half a metre

estimate

measure

length

kilogram

half a kilogram

grams

degrees

positive/negative

estimate

measure

 

litre

half a litre

estimate

measure

millilitre

measuring vessel

Vocabulary for Statistics

EYFS

chart

tally

Y1

tally chart

pictogram

sort

Y2

block graph / bar charts

venn diagram

table

total

compare

scale

How many more?

How many fewer? 

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