# Primary/K-6: Placing your child on the ladder

We believe that it is important you give your child maths activities that challenge him/her appropriately. If your child is not starting on our Ladder at the red level then every rung has a number of short assessment activities for you to use to decide where the appropriate rung for your child to start would be.

Here are all the topics we have used to assess your child's position, when starting work on our Rainbow Ladder Maths

### Red

- Counting
- More Than/Less Than
- Subitizing
- Value of a Number
- Words for Numbers
- Number Bonds to 10
- Ordinal Numbers
- Equals
- Addition
- Subtraction
- Position
- Measures
- Sorting
- 2D Shape
- 3D Shape

### Orange

- Counting (Counting with Tens)
- Counting (Twenty to One Hundred)
- Number Bonds (to 10)
- Odds and Evens
- Doubles
- Addition
- Subtraction (counting back)
- Multiplication
- Division (Sharing)
- Division (Grouping)
- Fractions (Halves)
- Money (1p)
- Probability
- Beginning Algebra
- 2D Shape
- Symmetry
- Measure
- Position (Clockwise/Anticlockwise)

### Yellow

- Counting (10 - 20)
- Counting from any Number
- Counting in Steps
- Number Bonds (Introducing Subtraction)
- Addition (Using Pictures of Objects)
- Subtraction (Finding the Difference)
- Subtraction (Using a Number Track to Count On)
- Subtraction (Using Pictures of Objects)
- Multiplication (Vocabulary)
- Division (Sharing)
- Place Value (Tens and Units)
- Money (One to Many Correspondence)
- Probability
- Algebra 1 (Empty Box Calculations)
- Pentagons, Hexagons and Octagons
- Right Angles and Quarter Turns
- One Metre
- One Litre
- One Kilogram
- Time of Day
- Sorting Data: (Carroll Diagram)

### Green

- Counting (In Steps Using a Hundred Square)
- Number Bonds (to 20)
- Addition (Partitioning)
- Subtraction (Using a Numberline)
- Multiplication (Vocabulary)
- Division (With Remainders)
- Fractions (Halves and Quarters)
- Fractions (Smaller than One Half)
- Fractions (Fractions of a Number)
- Place Value (Hundreds, Tens and Units)
- Money (One to Many Correspondence) 5p/10p
- Money (Introducing 20p, 50p, £1)
- Probability
- 2D Shapes (Making Shapes)
- 3D Shape (Pyramids and Prisms)
- Decimetres
- Centimetres
- 100ml
- 100g
- Area (Counting Squares)
- Perimeter (Measuring by Counting)
- Using a.m. and p.m.
- Time (hour - half hour)
- Time (quarter hours)
- Position (Finding the Way)
- Recording Data (Pictograms)
- Sorting Data (Venn Diagrams)

### Blue

- Counting in Steps
- Arrays
- Parts of a Fraction
- Percentages
- Fractions of a Number
- Eight Points of the Compass
- Coordinates
- Bar Graphs
- Bar-Line graphs
- Collecting Data
- Column Recording
- Rounding
- Zero as a Placeholder
- Beyond the Decimal Point
- How Long is a Minute?
- Digital and 24 Hour Clock
- Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
- Diagonal Lines
- Rotation
- Circles
- Types of Triangles
- Reflective Symmetry
- Types of Angles
- Measuring and Drawing lines
- Measuring in 10g Steps
- Measuring to the Nearest 10ml
- Area (cm²)
- Swapping Coins
- Function Machines

### Purple

- Negative Integers
- Factors and Multiples
- Divisibility
- Comparing Fractions
- Percentages
- Addition with Carrying
- Subtraction with De-composition
- Formal Recording Multiplication
- Formal recording Division with Remainders
- Swapping Coins
- Probability Scale
- Algebra
- Congruence
- Circles
- Quadrilaterals
- Line Graphs
- Histograms
- Averages
- Units of Measure
- Volume
- Analogue Clocks (Minutes)
- Area and perimeter
- Compound Shapes
- Co-ordinates

### Lilac

- Multiplying and Dividing by 10 and 100
- Reading and Writing Large Numbers
- Rounding Decimals
- Linking Fractions and Percentages
- Finding any Percentages of any Number
- Everyday Time
- Formal recording
- Co-ordinates in all 4 Quadrants