Subtraction  Notes from our Parents Meeting 

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− Key Stage 1 

Reception
Counting backwards from 10
Vocabulary 

Year 1 Use a number line to count on to find the difference between two numbers
15 5 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 10
Vocabulary
 As for reception with 

Year 2
Use a number line to count on to
find the difference between two numbers
Vocabulary 
As for year 1 plus 
− Key Stage 2 

Year 3
Use a number line to count on to
find the difference between two numbers
Vocabulary 
As for Year 2 plus 

Year 4
Vocabulary 
As for Year 3 plus 

Year 5
Vocabulary As for
Year 4 plus


Year 6
Standard method of decomposition
(exchanging) extended to include decimals
2 1 2 Vocabulary  As for Year 5
